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  • Is global warming all over?

    The recent fall in global temperatures has led to increasing speculation that global warming is a thing of the past. Despite this fall, a look at global average temperatures reveals a different picture. It shows large variability in our climate year-on-year – warmer some years, cooler in others - but what is very clear is an underlying rise over the longer term, almost certainly caused by ...


    By The Met Office

  • Global warming to affect metabolism of mosquitoes

    The impact of global warming on the metabolism of mosquitoes could further complicate predictions of how climate change will affect malaria, according to scientists. Scientists have for the first time estimated how warmer climate will affect the metabolism of cold-blooded animals, such as mosquitoes, on a global scale. Such animals depend on outside temperature to regulate their body's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate Change at The Movies

    Research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Polls: American Public Believes Global Warming Exists

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - A majority of Americans agree with most scientists that the Earth is getting warmer, but they are divided over the seriousness of the problem, according to surveys conducted by Jon Krosnick, professor of communication and of political science at Stanford University. Their uncertainty is based on a belief - shared by two-thirds of the population - ...

  • Personal experience with global warming drives mitigation behaviour

    A number of studies have shown that the public misunderstand global warming. Taking a fresh approach, this study investigated the willingness of the public to take part in activities that mitigate climate change. An international survey of 24 countries revealed that this is strongly related to personal experiences with global warming. The authors say linking actions to benefits could encourage ...

  • Giant teach-in to focus the nation on global warming

    Global warming is being explored at more than 1,500 universities, colleges and high schools across the country this week in what organizers are calling the largest teach-in in American history. The problems posed by Earth's warming climate and the best possible solutions are the subject of classes, seminars, panels, debates, teleconferences, workshops, roundtable discussions, expos, concerts and ...

  • Climate change: research suggests it is not a swindle

    New research has dealt a blow to the skeptics who argue that climate change is all due to cosmic rays rather than to man-made greenhouse gases. The new evidence shows no reliable connection between the cosmic ray intensity and cloud cover. Lauded and criticised for offering a possible way out of the dangers of man made climate change, UK TV Channel 4's programme 'The Great Global Warming ...

  • Scientists debate the accuracy of Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth

    There is no question that Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth is a powerful example of how scientific knowledge can be communicated to a lay audience. What is up for debate is whether it accurately presents the scientific argument that global warming is caused by human activities. Climate change experts express their opinions on the scientific validity of the film’s claims in ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • The end of glaciers

    A new analysis of climate change data and the effects of rising levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxides suggests that we are at the end of the period in Earth’s history during which icy glaciers form. The study further suggests that global average temperature might be as much as 5 degrees higher than it is today by the year 2100. Writing in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a draft of its final synthesis report, which ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gore issues challenge for electricity without global warming within 10 years

    In a major effort to move America to a clean energy future, former Vice President Al Gore has called on our nation to produce electricity from sources free of global warming pollution, a move that would put us on a path to a stronger US economy, protect jobs and dramatically reduce dangerous air pollution. Gore, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, is calling on the nation to do this ...

  • Grundfos helps combat global warming

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    By Grundfos

  • Global warming deniers and their proven strategy of doubt

    In recent months, a group called the Cooler Heads Coalition - a creation of the Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) - has fostered a public image of climate science as a criminal conspiracy. The CEI itself has accused NASA, the largest funder of climate science, of faking important climate data sets. In February, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, whose positions are ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • More tornadoes from global warming? Nobody knows

    A deadly tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday. A quick look at some basic facts: Q. Is global warming to blame? A. You can't blame a single weather event on global warming. In any case, scientists just don't know whether there will be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases. Tornadoes arise from very local conditions, and so they're not as influenced by climate change as much ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senators Request Inquiry Into White House Global Warming Activities

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2006 (ENS) - A group of 14 senators has called for an investigation of allegations the Bush administration has repeatedly interfered with federal scientists who have tried to publish research or speak to the media about the reality and impacts of global warming. The senators sent letters Friday to the inspector generals of NASA and the U.S. Commerce Department, which ...

  • Indians trust scientists on climate change

    A majority of Indians trust scientists' opinions on climate change and would urge their government to contribute to efforts to reduce global warming, says a Yale University survey. The survey, 'Climate Change in the Indian Mind,' polled 4,031 Indian adults in rural and urban settings in November and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bush final address too little, too late for climate change

    In his final State of the Union address, President Bush missed his last opportunity to confront America's global warming challenge and commit to enacting binding climate legislation by the end of his term. The president called upon American researchers and entrepreneurs 'to pioneer a new generation of clean energy technology,' and asked the nation to reduce its addiction to oil as a matter ...

  • Sea creature can survive climate change

    Many organisms have been forced to adapt to the changes brought on by climate change. Their survival has depended on it. The zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus has not been left untouched by this phenomenon, new research shows. A main source of food for scores of fish, Calanus finmarchicus now lives in the cold North Atlantic and North Sea waters after being forced to move north some 18 000 years ...

  • Despite attacks from critics,climate science will prevail

    The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledges it has been a rough few months for his organization. But, he argues, no amount of obfuscation and attacks by conspiracy theorists will alter the basic facts — global warming is real and ...

  • More people now believe climate change is affecting weather

    A large and growing majority of Americans say "global warming is affecting weather in the United States". Asked about six recent extreme weather events in the United States, including record high summer temperatures, the Midwest drought, and the unusually warm winter and spring of 2011-12, majorities say global warming made each event "worse." Americans were most likely to connect global warming ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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