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The Environment / Global Warming

Catastrophic Climate Change to Hit Africa and the Middle East within a Decade

Catastrophic Climate Change to Hit Africa and the Middle East within a Decade

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:12 | Juan Cole

A new study just published in Nature Geoscience has found it plausible for the first time that the world’s average surface temperature could rise by as much as 5…

Scrapping all Coal Plants Would have no Significant Effect for 100 Years

Scrapping all Coal Plants Would have no Significant Effect for 100 Years

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:50 | Robert Rapier

Who could have dreamed solving climate change would be so easy? A new paper in Environmental Research Letters called “Greenhouse gases, climate change and the transition from coal to…

How Severe an Impact Would the Keystone XL Pipeline have on the Environment?

How Severe an Impact Would the Keystone XL Pipeline have on the Environment?

Mar 05, 2012 at 17:59 | MasterResource

Last month, a group of 15 climate scientists (included the now disgraced Peter Gleick) sent a letter to Congress expressing their displeasure over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. President…

The Climate Change Controversy Continues

The Climate Change Controversy Continues

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:19 | Dave Summers

There are a couple of controversial items that have made it into the mainstream press recently that seem to have stirred a little controversy, and which are worth at least…

Why Oil Companies Don't Want Us Talking About Climate Change

Why Oil Companies Don't Want Us Talking About Climate Change

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:50 | Post Carbon

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting…

We are not Thinking Big Enough with our Solutions to Climate Change

We are not Thinking Big Enough with our Solutions to Climate Change

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:36 | Judith Curry

Climate change presents us with a pressing challenge. A global consensus accepts that human activity is responsible for climate change and its associated dangers. However, there is disagreement on how…

Global Warming - Fact or

Global Warming - Fact or "Fuzzy Science"?

Jan 10, 2012 at 17:07 | John Daly

Perhaps no environmental issue arouses more fierce partisan debate than global warming. On the one side are environmentalists and many scientists, on the other many governments and businessmen, who…

Interstellar Energy Cloud may be as much to Blame for Climate Change as CO2 Emissions

Interstellar Energy Cloud may be as much to Blame for Climate Change as CO2 Emissions

Jan 10, 2012 at 17:02 | James Burgess

For years climate change has been blamed on global warming, which has in turn been blamed on green-house gases produced from the combustion of fossil fuels. However there is another…

Startling the Global Community, Canada Withdraws from the Kyoto Convention

Startling the Global Community, Canada Withdraws from the Kyoto Convention

Dec 14, 2011 at 18:01 | John Daly

Canada has announced its intention to withdraw from the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), sandbagging the other signatories to the convention. The Kyoto protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto,…

A Look at Why the Durban Climate Talks Failed

A Look at Why the Durban Climate Talks Failed

Dec 12, 2011 at 20:21 | Post Carbon

Why did the Durban climate talks fail? Ultimately, the culprit is the near-universal pursuit of economic growth. All the major players want growth: the US, because it’s still pulling out…

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