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Northern Hemisphere Sets 1300 Year Climate Warming Record

Northern Hemisphere Sets 1300 Year Climate Warming Record

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, September 2, 2008 (ENS) – Surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were warmer over the last 10 years than any time during the last 1300 years, according to researchers at Penn State’s Earth System Science Center and three other U.S. universities. And, if the climate scientists include the somewhat controversial data derived…

Slash Global Warming Gases Now Urge 1,700 Scientists, Economists

Slash Global Warming Gases Now Urge 1,700 Scientists, Economists

WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – Hundreds of the nation’s most prominent scientists and economists have issued a first-ever joint statement calling on policymakers to require immediate, deep reductions in heat-trapping emissions that cause global warming. “Failure to act now is the most risky and most expensive thing we could do,” warns statement co-author…

G8 Environment Ministers Agree on 2050 Climate Goal

G8 Environment Ministers Agree on 2050 Climate Goal

KOBE, Japan, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – Environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations concluded a three-day meeting in Kobe Monday with an agreement on the long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. But the ministers failed to support specific emissions reduction targets for 2020, as recommended last year…

Survey Finds Bush Administration Interfering with EPA Scientists

Survey Finds Bush Administration Interfering with EPA Scientists

WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration has frequently meddled with scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a survey released today by a scientific advocacy group. The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that nearly two-thirds of the 1,586 staff EPA scientists who responded to a questionnaire complained of recent…

U.S. Transport Systems Vulnerable to Climate Change

U.S. Transport Systems Vulnerable to Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – Every mode of transportation in the United States will be affected as the climate warms, with the greatest impact expected to be flooding of roads, railways, transit systems, and airport runways in coastal areas because of rising sea levels and surges brought on by more intense storms, says…

Global Warming: "Greatest Threat to Security"?

Global Warming: "Greatest Threat to Security"?

While the pentagon has released troubling reports that outline the politically destabilizing effects of global warming, the Ministry of Defence in the UK has recently commissioned climate change experts to identify areas on the globe where global warming could spark conflict and security threats. An example of global warming creating a war could be if…