Fri, 2007-08-31 11:33Ross Gelbspan
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NASA Study Gives New Meaning to "Raining Cats and Dogs"

As the world warms, the United States will face more severe thunderstorms with deadly lightning, damaging hail and the potential for tornadoes, a trailblazing study by NASA scientists suggests. While other research has warned of broad weather changes on a large scale, such as more extreme hurricanes and droughts, the new study predicts even smaller events such as thunderstorms will be more dangerous.

 
Thu, 2007-08-30 10:45Richard Littlemore
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August Newsmaker Award to Steve McIntyre

Hats off to Steve McIntyre, the most effective foot soldier in the campaign to deny or downplay climate change.

Having spent the rest of August on holidays - too much of it in a Toronto traffic jam - I have been ignoring the DeSmogBlog (my apologies) and the climate change debate generally. Except for the traffic part, it's been glorious. 

Thu, 2007-08-30 05:58Ross Gelbspan
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The Latest in Offsets: Homelessness

Planting trees in Uganda to offset greenhouse-gas emissions in Europe seemed like a good idea - until farmers were evicted from their land to make room for a forest.

Wed, 2007-08-29 22:45Emily Murgatroyd
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Donate to Operation Uncover DSCOVR - we need your help!

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The more donations we receive the more resources we can throw behind this project. We have an opportunity to shine the light on the politics behind global warming at their worst. Click here to donate, it all adds up, so whatever you can afford.

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Wed, 2007-08-29 12:45Emily Murgatroyd
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Greenouse gas behind 2006 record warming in the US

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Greenhouse gases, and not the ocean current El Nino, accounted for temperatures in the United States that were close to a record high last year, U.S. government climate scientists said today.

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