Monthly Archives: February 2013

World Could End Poverty AND Limit Warming – UN Study

A United Nations scheme intended to guarantee everyone access to clean energy could help to keep global temperature rise below 4 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers say, although it would not achieve this without sharp cuts in emissions of all the main … Continue reading

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173 Independent Sources Verify Global Warming Occurring – NOAA

One of the biggest challenges of climate science is measuring temperatures. Regular measurements of temperature globally didn’t really begin until the late 19th century, notes Alex Knapp at Forbes. So when scientists want to understand what temperatures were like prior … Continue reading

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China Now Eating the Amazon Rainforest

Now that China is Brazil’s main trading partner, it significantly influences what happens in the Amazon forest – an important ecosystem for stabilizing global climate – and the attempts to protect that ecosystem, reports Jan Rocha at Climate News Network. … Continue reading

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Humanity Close To Exploding Global Methane Bomb

We are close to a climatic tipping point, reports Michael Marshall at New Scientist. If the global climate warms just one more degree Fahrenheit, says a new Oxford University study, much of the Siberian permafrost will start melting uncontrollably, releasing … Continue reading

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US Winters Warming Faster – Report

While the US as a whole has seen a warming trend that has raised annual average temperatures by 1.3°F over the past century, warming varies seasonally, and it’s winter that has seen the fastest warming, says a new report by Climate … Continue reading

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Prepare For 6 to 10 Degree F Rise, Says Ex IPCC Head

The world has missed the chance to keep greenhouse gas emissions below the level needed to prevent the temperature climbing above 4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the British scientist Sir Robert Watson, who used to chair the most reputable group … Continue reading

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Climate Change Poses Big Financial Risks to Government – US Auditors

As climate change leads to more frequent and destructive natural disasters and threatens crop yields, bridges and other infrastructure, the federal government faces big financial risks that it is poorly positioned to address, auditors said recently, report Lisa Rein and … Continue reading

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