Blame game and Game plan ... Global Climate Change
3/2/2007

Climate scientists surer than ever: Man's to blame

 

February/March 2007

 

The distinction between "likely" and "very likely" might seem slight to most people, but to climate scientists, it's huge.

 

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Court orders Bush Administration to turn over scientific reports on global warming

 

Warning on Warming: Bill McKibben, Green Institute Advisor

 

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In 2001, an international panel charged with reviewing all the evidence
for and against global warming said emissions from power plants, cars
and industries were likely contributing to rising temperatures around
the world.

 

Today in Paris, the influential group is expected to go further, declaring it
very likely that human activity is to blame.

 

"This says we are 90 percent sure the bulk of global warming is caused by
[man-made] greenhouse gases," said Thomas Ackerman, director of the
University of Washington's Joint Institute for the Study of
the Atmosphere and Oceans. "We'll leave a little wiggle room because
we're scientists and that's the way we think, but 90 percent is about as good as
it gets."

 

Eleven of the hottest years on record have occurred in the past 12 years, and
the convergence of melting glaciers, vanishing permafrost and rising
sea levels cannot be explained by natural climate variation, according
to a draft of the report that concludes: "Warming of the climate system
is unequivocal."

 

The draft says the future holds parched conditions for Africa, much of
South and Central America and the American Southwest, while winter
rains will intensify, replacing snow across more northern latitudes —
including the Pacific Northwest. Cold snaps will become rare and stronger rainstorms more common.

 

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IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch

 

Assessment Report - http://www.ipcc.ch/activity/wg1outlines.pdf

 

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With more than 500 scientists and government leaders poring over every
nuance of the report, today's final version may differ slightly from
the draft, but the basic conclusions won't change, said UW climate
scientist Philip Mote, lead author for the report's chapter on ice and
snow.

 

"This is a pretty strong statement," he said.

 

The new report is the fourth from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change, established in 1988 by the United Nations and the World
Meteorological Organization.
As the most forceful consensus yet on
the perils of global warming, it could sway governments and industries.
And it comes at a time when the issue is receiving unprecedented
attention in the United States.

 

Though his administration has so far opposed emission limits, President Bush
acknowledged "the serious challenge of global climate change" in his
State of the Union address. Congress convened hearings this week and is
considering several bills to cap emissions.
Hollywood has taken notice, with two
Oscar nominations for former Vice President Al Gore's movie,
"An Inconvenient Truth." [trailer for film]

 

States and cities, including Seattle,
are enacting their own measures to scale back carbon dioxide, the
primary heat-trapping gas. And last week, the leaders of 10 major
corporations, including General Electric and oil giant BP America,
called for mandatory emission limits.

 

Based on more than five years of additional data and study, the new report
warns that even if emissions level off, warming and sea-level rise will
continue for centuries. The world is already experiencing droughts,
drenching rains, tidal surges, heat waves and more intense hurricanes
that "more likely than not" are the result of global warming, the draft
says.

 

Scientists
say complex computer models have accurately predicted most of the
climate change so far, increasing their confidence in future
projections. They've also been able to tease out evidence of global
warming on smaller scales than ever before, showing that every
continent except Antarctica has heated up.

 

Carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere are higher than any time in the past 650,000
years, according to studies of ice cores, and average global
temperatures have increased about 1.3 degrees F since the dawn of the
industrial age. Sea level rose nearly 7 inches during the 20th century,
and the rate of rise has more than doubled in the past decade.

 

But based on a new understanding of the way the oceans expand as they
absorb heat, the report is expected to scale back earlier predictions
that sea level could rise nearly 3 feet by the end of this century,
flooding islands and coastal areas. The most probable sea-level rise
remains the same, about 16 inches, but the worst-case estimate is now
just under 2 feet.

 

Some scientists are pushing for a rewrite of that section of the report,
arguing that it doesn't take into account the recent collapse of a
major ice shelf in Antarctica and the accelerating loss of ice from Greenland.

 

The planet could well get hot enough to melt the Greenland ice sheet,
raising water levels by 23 feet, but the change will occur very
gradually, over a thousand years or more, the draft says.

 

The draft predicts temperature increases of 2 to 11 degrees by the end of
the century, depending on the level of greenhouse emissions. The
scientists say the most likely temperature increase will be between 3
and 7 degrees — more than enough to seriously disrupt global weather
patterns and ocean circulation.

 

For the first time, the report also points out that as oceans absorb carbon
dioxide, they are becoming more acidic. A team of Seattle-based
scientists reported in 2004 that the change imperils the tiny shellfish
that are vital to the marine food chain.

 

Though additional warming is now inevitable, if emissions were significantly
scaled back and alternative energy sources phased in soon, the outlook
could improve within 30 to 50 years, said Chris Bretherton, director of
the UW Program on Climate Change.

 

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[Update - May 2007]

 

Delegates Reach Deal on Climate Change

 

May
4, 2007 (Reuters) - Humans must make sweeping cuts in greenhouse gas
emissions in the next 50 years to keep global warming in check, but it
need cost only a tiny fraction of world economic output, a major U.N.
report said on Friday.

 

The
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said keeping the
temperature rise within 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) would cost only 0.12
percent of annual gross domestic product.

"It's a low premium to pay to reduce the risk of major climate damage," Bill
Hare, a Greenpeace adviser who co-authored the report told Reuters
after marathon talks that ran over their four-day schedule to finalize
the document.

The report "shows that it's economically and technically feasible
to make deep emission reductions sufficient to limit warming to 2 degrees," he said.

To keep within that limit, which scientists and the European Union say is
needed to stave off disastrous climate changes, carbon dioxide
emissions need to fall 50 to 85 percent by 2050 ...

 

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In quotes: Climate report reaction
 
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has
presented a major report to a UN environmental conference in Bangkok,
suggesting the growth in greenhouse gas emissions can be curbed at
reasonable cost.

It sets out the costs and benefits of various policies,
notably increasing renewable energy, reducing deforestation and
improving energy efficiency. Here are some early reactions to the
report:

GAVIN EDWARDS, head of climate and energy, Greenpeace

This is quite a historic moment. This report has laid out
the solutions to climate change in a way that world leaders can't
ignore.

It's incumbent on world leaders now to take this advice.
If they do so, and do it quickly, we stand a chance of fighting climate
change.

STAVROS DIMAS, EU environment commissioner

Negotiations on a new global climate change agreement must be launched at the next
UN ministerial conference in December.

It is now time for the rest of the international community to follow our lead and
commit to ambitious reduction targets.

HARLAN WATSON, US senior climate negotiator

The US was an active and constructive participant in the
international dialogue among experts and governments meeting in
Bangkok.

The result of this exchange is a summary document that
will help policy makers around the world make more informed decisions
in addressing the economic, energy and associated technological
implications of global climate change.

ZHOU DADI, report author and Chinese researcher

The Chinese government was constructive and was
contributing to making the report reflect the science. We are not
threatened by the report.

STEPHAN SINGER, spokesman WWF

We were positively surprised by this report. It is a victory of sound science over junk science.

It shows that no government can hide away from cutting global emissions. It will help the globe
to stay below two degrees global warming in a cost-effective way.

OMAR MASERA CERUTI, report author, National Univ of Mexico

I think this report gives a very optimistic message. It shows there are many options
and many ways to mitigate climate change, to avoid going into the scenarios where damage
is inevitable. Many of these options are low cost or even of negative cost.

This report says that we all really need to act now - not only governments but the public at large.

PETER LUKEY, South African delegate

Everything we wanted to see was there and more. The message is: We have to do something now.

CHRIS COCKLIN, report author, James Cook University

Essentially, countries of all stripes and colours will
have to build climate implications into all their economic development
planning in a way that will minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

ULRICH WIHELM, German government spokesman

[The report shows] - and this is encouraging - that ambitious climate protection is economically manageable.

[It is] very important to take this momentum to the consultations of the environment ministers at the
end of the year in Bali.

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445 a hotly debated number at conference

BANGKOK, Thailand / Associated Press

445 was the hot number at this week‘s climate change conference in Bangkok.

European countries, by contrast, used the figure as a rallying cry to save the planet.

"
Time is running out," said Olav Hohmeyer, a delegate from Germany which
supports tough emission caps. "We have the measures, but we have to put
the policies in place and act upon them. We have to do it because time
is short."


In the end, the report included language saying the world must stabilize the
amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 2015 to keep global
temperatures from rising more than 3.6 degrees — which would mean
capping emission levels around 445 parts per million.


James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental
Quality, said the 3 percent figure would lead to a global recession.
"So that is something we‘d probably want to avoid. Our goal is reducing
emissions and growing the economy," he said.

"
It‘s difficult to even achieve (445 parts per million) when you include all emissions,"
Zhou said.

Science
would appear to be on the side of the Europeans, who are lobbying for
an international climate agreement limiting temperatures increases to 2
degrees.

"
There are many who feel 450 parts per million is a threshold that we don‘t
want to go across and that we want to stabilize CO2 concentrations at
that level," Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center
at Penn State University, told The Associated Press. "We‘re playing
with fire here."


Much of the worst damage, including droughts, coastal flooding, hunger and
global instability, outlined in a report released by the panel last
month don‘t kick in until after greenhouse gas emissions reach 450
parts per million. The world will hit that level in about three decades
at the current rate, maybe earlier, Mann said.

"
This is at a point where the science is very imperfect and there is a lot
more that needs to be known," said Alan Oxley, chairman of the
Australia APEC Study Center, a free-trade think tank.

"
There is not scientific certainty about this. It‘s very long term," he said.
"The claims of imminent disaster are not supportable. The focus is
wrong. The focus should be on creating a global consensus on reducing
global emissions rather than erecting impractical and uncertain
targets."

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GOOGLE.COM / REFERENCES 

 

May 4, 2007

 

Climate Plan Arms World for Key Talks
Houston Chronicle, TX - 36 minutes ago
By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — From nuclear power to reforestation to better toasters, the world now has a game plan ...

 

Beating global warming needn't cost the earth: UN
Reuters CanadaCanada - 1 hour ago
By David Fogarty. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Humans must make sweeping cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the next 50 years to keep global warming in check, ...

 

Report: Climate Change Plan Affordable
CBS News, NY - 1 hour ago
(AP)
Delegates from 120 countries approved the first roadmap for stemming
greenhouse gas emissions Friday, laying out what they said was an
affordable ...

 

Deal reached on climate change
Tehran Times, Iran - 1 hour ago
BANGKOK, Thailand
(AP) -- International delegates agreed Friday that the world has the
technology and money to limit catastrophic global warming, ...

Report: Climate Change Plan Affordable
Houston Chronicle, TX - 2 hours ago
By JOSEPH COLEMAN AP Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — Delegates from 120 countries approved the first roadmap for stemming greenhouse gas emissions ...

 

Climate Panel Reaches Consensus on the Need to Reduce Harmful ...
New York Times, NY - 2 hours ago
By ANDREW C. REVKIN and SETH MYDANS. BANGKOK, May 4 — The world’s established and emerging powers will need to divert substantially from today’s main energy ...

 

US rejects 'high cost' global warming scenarios
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - 2 hours ago
By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent. WASHINGTON – The White House rejected Friday what it called “high cost” scenarios to tackle global warming ...

 

Report: Climate Change Plan Affordable
Guardian UnlimitedUK - 4 hours ago
From AP. AP Photo BAR60, BAR63, DLL104, BK101, BK102. By JOSEPH COLEMAN. AP Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Delegates from 120 countries approved the first ...

 

Beating global warming need not cost the earth-UN
Reuters.uk, UK - 4 hours ago
By David Fogarty. BANGKOK,
May 4 (Reuters) - Humans need to make sweeping cuts in greenhouse gas
emissions over the next 50 years to keep global warming in ...

 

Plan to Fight Global Warming Laid Out at Bangkok Conference
FOX News - 5 hours ago
BANGKOK,
Thailand — Delegates approved the world's first roadmap for stemming
mounting greenhouse gas emissions Friday, laying out an arsenal of ...

 

Global warming 'can be slowed'
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 5 hours ago
CLIMATE experts have agreed on the wording of a UN report that says fighting
global warming is affordable and the technology exists to slow the
growth in ...

 

Beating global warming won't cost the earth - UN
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - 7 hours ago
BANGKOK:
Humans need to make sweeping cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the
next 50 years to keep global warming in check, but it need cost only a
tiny ...

 

Delegates Reach Deal on Climate Change
Washington Post, DC - 7 hours ago
By JOSEPH COLEMAN. AP. BANGKOK, Thailand -- Delegates approved the world's first roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas emissions Friday, ...

 

Climate report urges sweeping CO2 cuts
SwissinfoSwitzerland - 8 hours ago
The
world needs to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85 per cent
over the next decades to keep global warming in check, a United Nations
report ...

 

Global Call for Action on Climate Change
ForbesNY - 8 hours ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN 05.04.07, 7:44 AM ET. Delegates on Friday approved the
world's first roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas emissions,
laying out an ...

 

Global Call for Action on Climate Change
Houston Chronicle, TX - 8 hours ago
By JOSEPH COLEMAN AP Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — Delegates on Friday approved the world's first roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas ...

 

UN report cites ways to beat climate change
CNET News.com, CA - 8 hours ago
Technology makes emission-reduction goals feasible, and cost will be relatively small, according to panel findings. By Reuters ...

 

Delegates resist China's urges to relax climate guidelines
Canada.comCanada - 8 hours ago
Michael
Casey, AP. BANGKOK, Thailand -- Delegates at an international
conference on climate change brokered a blueprint Friday for combatting
global warming ...

 

Delegates Reach Deal on Climate Change
ForbesNY - 9 hours ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN 05.04.07, 6:59 AM ET. Delegates approved the world's
first roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas emissions Friday ...

 

Climate conference resists China's push to relax guidelines
Globe and MailCanada - 9 hours ago
AP.
BANGKOK — Delegates at an international conference on climate change
brokered a blueprint Friday for combatting global warming, resisting
pressure from ...

 

Global warming: people to blame, but can be fixed
Malaysia StarMalaysia - 10 hours ago
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is already happening and people are very likely to blame. ...

 

Global Call for Action on Climate Change
Los Angeles Times, CA - 10 hours ago
By MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand -- Delegates at an international conference on climate change brokered a blueprint Friday for ...

 

Delegates to climate conference resist China's urges to relax ...
Canada.comCanada - 10 hours ago
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Delegates at an international conference on climate change brokered a blueprint Friday for combatting global warming, ...

 

In quotes: Climate report reaction
BBC NewsUK - 11 hours ago
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has presented a major report to a UN environmental conference in Bangkok, suggesting the growth in greenhouse ...

 

Delegates Reach Deal on Climate Change
ForbesNY - 11 hours ago
By
MICHAEL CASEY 05.04.07, 4:53 AM ET. Delegates at an international
conference on climate change brokered a blueprint Friday for combatting
global warming, ...

 

Delegates reach deal on climate change
Houston Chronicle, TX - 11 hours ago
By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — Delegates at an international conference on climate change brokered a blueprint ...

UN inter-govt climate panel reaches crucial climate change agreement
ForbesNY - 12 hours ago
BANGKOK
(XFN-ASIA) - Scientists and experts on the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC), the UN's leading authority on the subject, ...

 

Climate report 'rebukes Aussie stance'
The Age, Australia - 13 hours ago
A
major report on global warming repudiates the Australian government's
argument that clean coal and nuclear power will be enough to ease the
threat of ...

 

UN panel reaches greenhouse consensus
London Free Press, Canada - 13 hours ago
By
SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES. BANGKOK, THAILAND -- International delegates
have reached an agreement on the best ways to combat climate change
despite efforts ...

 

Envoys finish talks on climate change
Boston Globe, MA - 13 hours ago
By
Michael Casey, AP | May 4, 2007. BANGKOK, Thailand -- International
delegates reached an agreement early today on the best ways to combat
climate change ...

 

Deal agreed at UN climate talks
Irish Times, Ireland - 13 hours ago
Climate
experts agreed on a UN report today that said fighting global warming
is affordable and the technology available to slow the growth in
greenhouse ...

 

UN talks agree report on battling climate change
Boston Globe, MA - 14 hours ago
By
David Fogarty | May 4, 2007. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Climate experts agreed
on a UN report on Friday that said fighting global warming is
affordable and the ...

 

Climate panel reaches consensus on reducing harmful emissions
International Herald Tribune, France - 15 hours ago
By
Andrew C. Revkin. The world needs to divert substantially from today's
main energy sources within a few decades to limit centuries of rising
temperatures ...

 

UN climate talks near agreement
Financial Times, UK - 15 hours ago
By
Reuters May 04 02:53:44. UN climate talks are near a formal agreement
on costs and ways to fight climate change with just one small issue to
be decided ...

 

Delegates reach agreement on climate change report
Hindu, India - 16 hours ago
Bangkok,
May 4 (AP): International delegates reached an agreement early today on
the best ways to combat climate change, despite efforts from China to
water ...

 

Agreement Reached On Climate Report
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 16 hours ago
From
AP. AP Photo XIN101. By MICHAEL CASEY. AP Environmental Writer.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - International delegates reached an agreement
early Friday on ...

 

Climate Panel Pushes Lower Emissions Goal
CBS News, NY - 18 hours ago
(AP)
International delegates reached an agreement early Friday on the best
ways to combat climate change despite efforts by China to water down
language on ...

 

Deal reached on climate change report
CNN - 19 hours ago
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) -- International delegates reached an agreement early
Friday on the best ways to combat climate change despite efforts by
China to ...

 

International delegates reach agreement on climate change report ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - 19 hours ago
By
Michael Casey. AP. BANGKOK, Thailand – International delegates reached
an agreement early Friday on the best ways to combat climate change
despite ...

 

Agreement reached on climate report
Houston Chronicle, TX - 20 hours ago
By
MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand —
International delegates reached an agreement early Friday on the best
ways to ...

 

Agreement Reached on Climate Report
Forbes, NY - 20 hours ago
By
MICHAEL CASEY 05.03.07, 7:34 PM ET. International delegates reached an
agreement early Friday on the best ways to combat climate change
despite efforts ...

 

Climate change experts reach agreement
The Australian, Australia - 21 hours ago
CLIMATE
change experts meeting at a crucial UN conference in Bangkok have
agreed on the measures needed to combat global warming, with the report
to be ...

 

Delegates in Bangkok work late into night on final text of global ...
Canada.com, Canada - 22 hours ago
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) - Delegates at the climate change conference worked into
the night Thursday, struggling to reach consensus on how to cut
greenhouse ...

 

Delegates wrangle over climate report
MLive.com, MI - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY. AP. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Delegates at the climate
change conference met into the night Thursday struggling to reach
consensus on how ...

 

Delegates Wrangle Over Climate Report
Forbes, NY - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY 05.03.07, 3:03 PM ET. Delegates at the climate change
conference met into the night Thursday struggling to reach consensus on
how to cut ...

 

Delegates wrangle over climate report
Houston Chronicle, TX - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand —
Delegates at the climate change conference met into the night Thursday
struggling ...

 

Climate talks enter final phase
BBC Bulgaria, Bulgaria - May 3, 2007
By
Richard Black. Negotiations on a major UN climate report due to be
released on Friday in Bangkok appear set to go to the wire. ...

 

Thailand: Climate Change Report in Works
Forbes, NY - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY 05.03.07, 1:24 PM ET. International delegates struggled
into the night Thursday to agree on ways of cutting destructive
greenhouse gas ...

 

Wrangling over climate report continues as deadline looms
USA Today - May 3, 2007
By
Michael Casey, AP Environmental Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand —
International delegates struggled into the night Thursday to agree on
ways of cutting ...

 

UN climate talks down to wire, EU and China spar
Scientific American - May 3, 2007
By
David Fogarty. BANGKOK (Reuters) - UN talks on ways to fight climate
change are on track to approve a blueprint for governments on Friday, ...

 

Scientists Await Recommendations of Global Climate Panel
Chosun Ilbo, South Korea - May 3, 2007
Leading
environmental experts who are meeting in Bangkok this week are
hammering out details of a report on ways to fight climate change. ...

 

Delegates rush to finish climate change report, laying out ...
Chicago Sun-Times, IL - May 3, 2007
BY
JOSEPH COLEMAN AP. BANGKOK, Thailand---- Delegates to a climate change
conference expressed confidence Thursday that they can overcome China
and India's ...

 

Talks at climate conference progress
Kansas City Star, MO - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN. AP Writer. A disabled Cambodian girl stands near her
home in a de-forested along the Thai-Cambodia border on March 3, 2005,
near Pailin, ...

 

Talks at Climate Conference Progress
Forbes, NY - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN 05.03.07, 6:47 AM ET. Delegates to a climate change
conference expressed confidence Thursday that they can overcome China
and India's ...

 

Talks at climate conference progress
Houston Chronicle, TX - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN AP Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — Delegates to a
climate change conference expressed confidence Thursday that they can
overcome ...

 

European Union urges developing countries to do their part ...
Boston Herald, MA - May 3, 2007
By
AP. BANGKOK, Thailand - The European Union called on developing
countries Tuesday to take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gases,
saying they must ...

Race on to finish climate change report despite China and India's ...
Canada.com, Canada - May 3, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) - Delegates to a climate change conference expressed
confidence Thursday that they can overcome China and India's objections
to a ...

 

Progress slow at UN meeting on global warming
Taipei Times, Taiwan - May 2, 2007
A
demand by China, India and Brazil that rich nations accept that they
are mainly responsible for global warming has held up progress at a key
UN climate ...

 

Environmentalists push for renewable energy
USA Today - May 2, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) — There's no shortage of ideas for high-tech measures to
combat global warming: develop clean biofuels made of corn or palm oil,
...

 

Green Lobby Heard at UN Climate Meeting
Forbes, NY - May 2, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN 05.02.07, 1:35 PM ET. There's no shortage of ideas for
high-tech measures to combat global warming: develop clean biofuels
made of corn or ...

 

Green Lobby Heard at UN Climate Meeting
Houston Chronicle, TX - May 2, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN AP Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — There's no
shortage of ideas for high-tech measures to combat global warming:
develop clean ...

 

Developing countries say report should offer aid to address global ...
Canada.com, Canada - May 2, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand - Developing countries are demanding that a key climate report
being negotiated this week in the Thai capital recognize a troubling ...

 

Rice as climate culprit? Experts take aim at 'paddy gas' rising ...
Jakarta Post, Indonesia - May 2, 2007
BANGKOK
(AP): As delegates to a climate conference in the Thai capital debate
how to reduce greenhouse gases, one of the problems - and a possible
solution ...

 

EU Urges Countries on Climate Change
Guardian Unlimited, UK - May 1, 2007
AP
Photo SL109. By MICHAEL CASEY. AP Environmental Writer. BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) - The European Union called on developing countries
Tuesday to take ...

 

European Union urges developing countries to do their part to stem ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - May 1, 2007
By
Michael Casey. AP. BANGKOK, Thailand – The European Union called on
developing countries Tuesday to take immediate steps to reduce
greenhouse gases, ...

 

EU pushes countries on global warming
MLive.com, MI - May 1, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY. AP. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Developing countries should
stop blaming rich nations for the Earth's changing climate and take
immediate ...

 

EU Pushes Countries On Global Warming
CBS News, NY - May 1, 2007
(AP)
Developing countries should stop blaming rich nations for the Earth's
changing climate and take immediate action to avert the catastrophic
effects of ...

 

EU pushes countries on global warming
Houston Chronicle, TX - May 1, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer. © 2007 AP. BANGKOK, Thailand —
Developing countries should stop blaming rich nations for the Earth's
changing ...

 

EU Pushes Countries on Global Warming
FOX News - May 1, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand — Developing
countries should stop blaming rich nations for the Earth's changing
climate and ...

 

EU Pushes Countries on Global Warming
Forbes, NY - May 1, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY 05.01.07, 8:55 PM ET. Developing countries should stop
blaming rich nations for the Earth's changing climate and take
immediate action to ...

 

Experts: Rice Farming Huge Source of Methane Emissions
FOX News - May 1, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand — As delegates to a climate conference here debate how to
reduce greenhouse gases, one of the problems — and a possible solution
— lies in ...

 

Rice as climate change culprit?
USA Today - May 1, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — As delegates to a climate
conference here debate how to reduce greenhouse gases, one of the
problems — and a ...

 

Scientists Call Fight Against Global Warming Affordable
Sci-Tech Today - 34 minutes ago
By
Joseph Coleman. Delegates from 120 nations hailed the new global
warming policy statement as a key advance toward battling global
warming, climate change ...

 

445 a hotly debated number at conference
Hinesberg Journal, Canada - 35 minutes ago
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer 1 hour, 1 minute ago. BANGKOK,
Thailand - 445 was the hot number at this week‘s climate change
conference in ...

 

Climate plan arms world for key talks
Leading The Charge, Australia - 35 minutes ago
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer 4 minutes ago. BANGKOK, Thailand
- From nuclear power to reforestation to better toasters, the world now
has a ...

 

United States Joins In Approving Summary Report on Climate Change ...
Times Record News, TX - 47 minutes ago
The
United States supports the consensus summary report on climate change
mitigation that was reviewed and approved by over 100 countries meeting
in Bangkok ...

 

Delegates Broker Climate Change Deal
WXii 12.com, NC - 47 minutes ago
BANGKOK,
Thailand -- One delegate to the international climate change conference
in Thailand said the message is, "We have to do something now." ...

 

 

IPCC Delegates Hammer Out Climate Change Report in Thailand
Insurance Journal, CA - 1 hour ago
By
Michael Casey. International delegates struggled into the night
Thursday to agree on ways of cutting destructive greenhouse gas
emissions-or face ...

 

International delegates reach climate change deal
China Post, Taiwan - 1 hour ago
By
Joseph Coleman,BANGKOK, Thailand, AP. Delegates approved the world's
first roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas emissions Friday,
laying out an ...

 

Report: Climate change plan affordable
San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA - 1 hour ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN - AP Writer. Delegates from 120 countries approved the
first roadmap for stemming greenhouse gas emissions Friday, laying out
what they ...

 

UN climate official wants binding targets in post-Kyoto deal
Jurnalo, Germany - 1 hour ago
The
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report provides a
solid basis for negotiations on a follow-up to the Kyoto protocols, ...

 

Report: Climate change plan affordable
Sacramento Bee, CA - 1 hour ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN -- AP Writer. A Thai man looks out from the window of
his third class train compartment Friday, May 4, 2007, in Bangkok,
Thailand. ...

Report: Climate change plan affordable
Sacramento Bee, CA - 1 hour ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN -- AP Writer. A Thai man looks out from the window of
his third class train compartment Friday, May 4, 2007, in Bangkok,
Thailand. ...

 

Plan to Fight Global Warming Laid Out at Bangkok Conference
MyFox Washington DC, DC - 1 hour ago
Delegates
approved the world's first roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas
emissions Friday, laying out an arsenal of anti-warming measures that
must ...

 

Report: Climate change plan affordable
Centre Daily Times, PA - 1 hour ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN - AP Writer. A Skytrain moves along elevated tracks
Friday, May 4, 2007, in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. Using public
transportation such ...

 

Report: Climate change plan affordable
Charlotte Observer, NC - 1 hour ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN. AP Writer. AP Photo. A Skytrain moves along elevated
tracks Friday, May 4, 2007, in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. ...

 

Report: Climate Change Plan Affordable
Bismarck Tribune, ND - 2 hours ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN. AP Writer. AP Photo/David Longstreath. BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) -- Delegates from 120 countries approved the first
roadmap for stemming ...

 

Delegates OK climate change plan
Orange County Register, CA - 2 hours ago
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tag cloud is a visual list of key terms associated with a piece of
content. Larger and bolder tags are more relevant to the content. ...

 

Delegates reach global-warming consensus
KRQE, NM - 3 hours ago
Source:
AP. BANGKOK, Thailand -- Delegates to an international climate change
conference in Thailand have agreed on a report outlining the best ways
to ...

 

World has eight years left to save itself
Andhra Cafe, India - 3 hours ago
Bangkok,
May 4 (DPA) Climate experts and representatives from 105 countries
Friday released a 24-page report on means of mitigating the worse
impacts of ...

 

Experts unveil plan to curb global warming
Manila Times, Philippines - 4 hours ago
THE
world must act quickly to cut back on greenhouse gases, experts said in
a new report Friday thrashed out in a week of haggling over Chinese-led
efforts ...

 

Beating global warming 'not costly'
MWC News, Canada - 4 hours ago
By
Agencies. A UN climate change report has said that significant cutbacks
on greenhouse gas emissions in the next 50 years will keep global
warming in ...

 

Delegates approve climate pact
Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA - 5 hours ago
By
Joseph Coleman. AP Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand - Delegates from 120
countries approved the first road map for stemming greenhouse gas
emissions Friday, ...

 

Climate Panel Reaches Deal, Says Report
Post Chronicle - 5 hours ago
By
Staff. A United Nations panel on climate change early Friday reportedly
reached consensus in Thailand on ways to control years of rising
temperatures and ...

 

Global Call for Action on Climate Change
Central Florida News 13|, FL - 5 hours ago
Delegates
at an international conference on climate change brokered a blueprint
Friday for combatting global warming, resisting pressure from China to
tone ...

 

International Delegates Reach Climate Change Deal
KOTV, OK - 6 hours ago
AP
- 5/4/2007 7:01 AM - Updated 5/4/2007 7:01 AM. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) _
Delegates approved the world's first roadmap for stemming mounting
greenhouse gas ...

 

UN Climate Panel: "Work to Halt Global Warming Must Start Immediately"
Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkey - 6 hours ago
A
United Nations' panel says the world must begin immediately to reduce
the greenhouse gas emissions thought to be bringing about climate
change. ...

 

US supports climate change proposals report
Life Style Extra, UK - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON
(Thomson Financial) - The US voiced support today for a report released
by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change laying out proposals
to ...

 

United States Joins In Approving Summary Report on Climate Change
Student Operated Press, FL - 6 hours ago
by
SOPnewswire. The United States supports the consensus summary report on
climate change mitigation that was reviewed and approved by over 100
countries ...

 

US supports climate change proposals report
ABCmoney.co.uk, UK - 6 hours ago
By
: Agencies. WASHINGTON (Thomson Financial) - The US voiced support
today for a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change laying ...

 

EU leads clamour for carbon cuts after UN climate change report
ABCmoney.co.uk, UK - 6 hours ago
By
: Agencies. BANGKOK (Thomson Financial) - The European Union (EU) led
demands for a deal to slash global greenhouse-gas emissions after the
UN's top ...

 

Cost to beat global warming `modest`
Zee News, India - 6 hours ago
Banfkok,
May 04: Humans need to make sweeping cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
over the next 50 years to keep global warming in check, but it need
only cost ...

 

Beating global warming not so costly : UN
Macon Area Online, GA - 7 hours ago
(Pic)-
A man walks past cars during rush-hour traffic in Bangkok on May 4,
2007 (Enlarge Pic). REUTERS/Adrees Latif. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Humans
need to make ...

 

'World has 8 yrs to save climate'
CNN-IBN, India - 7 hours ago
Bangkok:
Climate experts and state representatives from 105 countries released
Friday a 24-page report on means of mitigating the worse impacts of
global ...

 

Global climate plan says warming can be stopped
CBC - Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada - 7 hours ago
Delegates
approved a major global roadmap for stemming mounting greenhouse gas
emissions Friday, laying out an arsenal of anti-warming measures that
must be ...

 

Controversy over global warming
Alarab online, UK - 7 hours ago
Impacts will range from disruptions to catastrophes, but the problem can still be fixed without derailing the world economy. ...

 

EU calls for new climate deal
Sunday Times, South Africa - 8 hours ago
BRUSSELS
- European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas has called for the
international community to launch talks in December on a new climate
change ...

 

Experts say nations have means to tackle global warming
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 8 hours ago
Nations
have the money and the technology to save the world from the worst
ravages of global warming, but they must start acting immediately to
succeed, ...

 

Delegates reach deal on climate change
Centre Daily Times, PA - 8 hours ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN - AP Environmental Writer. In this photo released by
China's Xinhua News Agency, German expert Olav Hohmeyer, attending the ...

 

Delegates Reach Deal on Climate Change
Examiner.com - 9 hours ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN, AP. In this photo released by China's Xinhua News
Agency, German expert Olav Hohmeyer, attending the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate ...

 

Delegates reach deal on climate change
Belleville News-Democrat, IL - 9 hours ago
In
this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, German expert Olav
Hohmeyer, attending the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) meeting, ...

 

Delegates reach deal on climate change
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription), WA - 9 hours ago
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN. Delegates approved the world's first roadmap for
stemming mounting greenhouse gas emissions Friday, laying out an
arsenal of anti-warming ...

World 'must act to avoid devastating global warming'
The Observer Blog, UK - 9 hours ago
Migrant
workers ride past a power plant near Beijing. China has been opposed to
moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions but now appears to have aquiesced
to ...

 

Mitigating global warming is doable, says UN report
Jurnalo, Germany - 9 hours ago
Climate
experts and representatives from 105 countries released Friday a
35-page report in Bangkok that outlined ways and means of preventing a
climatic ...

 

Wrangle over costs in final phase of climate change talks
Gulf Times, Qatar - 9 hours ago
BANGKOK:
Climate change experts battled for agreement yesterday on how to fight
global warming as crucial UN talks here entered their final phase, ...

 

Australia urged to act on climate report
Bendigo Advertiser, Australia - 10 hours ago
By
David Crawshaw. Australia has been urged to speed up its response to
climate change after a major report found tackling global warming is
affordable and ...

 

Crucial climate change agreement reached
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 11 hours ago
The
world must act quickly to cut back on the greenhouse gases that fuel
climate change, the UN's leading authority said in a report Friday. ...

 

UN climate report: beating global warming need not cost the earth
EiTB, Spain - 11 hours ago
The
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in the third of a
series of reports, said keeping the rise in temperatures to within 2
degrees ...

 

Agreement Reached on Climate Report
Wyoming News, WY - 11 hours ago
By
MICHAEL CASEY Friday, May 04, 2007. BANGKOK, Thailand - International
delegates reached an agreement early Friday on the best ways to combat
climate ...

 

World has eight years left to save climate: UN
India eNews.com, India - 12 hours ago
Climate
experts and representatives from 105 countries Friday released a
24-page report on means of mitigating the worse impacts of global
warming after ...

 

Climate report 'rebukes Aussie stance'
The Wimmera Mail Times, Australia - 12 hours ago
By
David Crawshaw. A major report on global warming repudiates the
Australian government's argument that clean coal and nuclear power will
be enough to ease ...

 

International delegates broker climate change deal, conclude `We ...
China Post, Taiwan - 12 hours ago
International
delegates agreed Friday that the world has the technology and money to
limit catastrophic global warming, but that it must act now to reduce ...

 

UN panel OKs limits on greenhouse gases
Denver Post, CO - 12 hours ago
China
sought to raise the low end of an acceptable range over fears the pact
could curb its economic growth, but failed. By Michael Casey The
Associated ...

 

UN experts agree on climate proposals after week-long debate - UPDATE
Hemscott, UK - 12 hours ago
BANGKOK
(XFN-ASIA) - The world must act quickly to cut back on greenhouse
gases, experts said in a new consensus report after haggling for a week
over ...

 

The IPCC and the UN climate survey
Jurnalo, Germany - 12 hours ago
The
United Nations climate panel was founded in 1988 to investigate the
risks of global warming. The body was tasked with gathering, assessing
and ...

 

Blueprint set for fighting climate change
HeraldNet, WA - 13 hours ago
China
fails in its effort to weaken language that calls for dramatic steps to
cut greenhouse gases. By Michael Casey. Associated Press ...

 

Climate talks reach consensus in Bangkok
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia - 13 hours ago
Climate
experts and state representatives from 105 countries met Friday to
formally adopt a 24-page report on means of mitigating the worse
impacts of ...

 

Experts warn greenhouse gases must start declining in 2015
ABCmoney.co.uk, UK - 13 hours ago
By
: Agencies. BANGKOK (XFN-ASIA) - Nations must get greenhouse gases to
start declining by 2015 to avoid the most destructive effects of
climate change, ...

 

IPCC urges climate haste
Daily Telegraph, Australia - 13 hours ago
A
MAJOR report on global warming rejects the government stance that clean
coal and nuclear power alone will ease climate change's threat, the
Greens say. ...

 

Agreement reached on climate change report
Evening Echo, Ireland - 13 hours ago
International
delegates have reached an agreement on the best ways to combat climate
change, despite efforts by China to water down language on cutting ...

 

Countries agree on climate change pact
DetNews.com, MI - 14 hours ago
AP.
BANGKOK, Thailand -- International delegates reached an agreement today
on the best ways to combat climate change despite efforts by China to
water down ...

 

UN talks agree report on battling climate change
Zee News, India - 14 hours ago
Bangkok,
May 04: Climate experts agreed on a UN report on Friday that said
fighting global warming is affordable and the technology available to
slow the ...

 

Deal struck' at UN climate talks
Kazinform, Kazakhstan - 14 hours ago
LONDON.
May 4. KAZINFORM. Experts at a major UN climate change conference in
Bangkok have reached a deal on the best ways to combat global warming, ...

 

Consensus on climate change report
iAfrica.com, South Africa - 14 hours ago
Climate
change experts agreed on Friday on measures the world can take to
combat global warming, following intense debate and marathon talks at a
crucial UN ...

 

'US major wrecker of ecology'
The Brunei Times, Brunei Darussalam - 14 hours ago
THE
United States, the world's top belcher of greenhouse gas emissions, is
"the biggest culprit" of climate change, the WWF said yesterday, ...

 

Experts okay UN climate change report
Brisbane Times, Australia - 14 hours ago
Climate
experts have agreed on a UN report that says fighting global warming is
affordable and the technology available to slow the growth in
greenhouse gas ...

 

Climate report shows affordable solutions; Baird's economic ...
CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse), Canada - 15 hours ago
TORONTO,
May 3 /CNW Telbec/ - An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) report to be released tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand, discredits
the Harper ...

 

Global warming report out today
Pretoria News (subscription), South Africa - 15 hours ago
Delegates
to a climate change conference yesterday rushed to finish a report
mapping out measures to combat global warming, confident they could
overcome ...

 

'Deal Struck' At UN Climate Talks
AND, South Africa - 16 hours ago
By
(AND) - www.andnetwork.com. Intellpuke: Following is the BBC News
article on the final report issued Friday by the UN International Panel
on Climate ...

 

Climate Panel Reaches Consensus On Need To Reduce Harmful Emissions
Free Internet Press, NY - 16 hours ago
Intellpuke:
Following is the New York Times' article on the final report issued
Friday by the International Panel On Climate Change. ...

 

Climate panel reaches deal, says report
Washington Times, DC - 17 hours ago
BANGKOK,
May 3 (UPI) -- A United Nations panel on climate change early Friday
reportedly reached consensus in Thailand on ways to control years of
rising ...

 

Delegates wrangle over report for dealing with global warming
WIS, SC - 19 hours ago
BANGKOK,
Thailand New stringent targets for greenhouse gas emissions have become
the sticky issue for delegates to an international climate change ...

World has 15-year window to curb emissions, experts say
SitNews, AK - 20 hours ago
By
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT. A panel of scientists organized by the United
Nations says the world probably has only 15 years left to stabilize the
growth in ...

 

Climate change experts 'reach agreement'
France24, France - 20 hours ago
Climate
change experts meeting at a crucial UN conference in the Thai capital
Bangkok have agreed on measures needed to combat global warming,
according to ...

 

International delegates reach agreement on climate change report ...
570 News, Canada - 21 hours ago
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) - International delegates have reached an agreement on
the best ways to combat climate change despite efforts by China to
water down ...

 

Delegates Wrangle Over Climate Report
WRAL.com, NC - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY. AP Environmental Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand — Delegates
at the climate change conference met into the night Thursday struggling
to reach ...

 

Delegates wrangle over climate report
The Westfall Weekly News, Canada - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer 10 minutes ago. BANGKOK,
Thailand - Delegates at the climate change conference met into the
night Thursday ...

 

Delegates Wrangle Over Climate Report
Town Hall, DC - May 3, 2007
Delegates
at the climate change conference met into the night Thursday struggling
to reach consensus on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a way to
deal ...

 

Talks at Climate Conference Progress
Wyoming News, WY - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN Thursday, May 03, 2007. BANGKOK, Thailand - Delegates to
a climate change conference expressed confidence Thursday that they can
overcome ...

 

UN Climate Talks Go Down to the Wire
NewsMax.com, FL - May 3, 2007
BANGKOK
-- UN talks on ways to fight climate change are on track to approve a
blueprint for governments on Friday, but major differences are still
being ...

 

UN panel report to push climate change strategies
CBC Ottawa, Canada - May 3, 2007
A
UN-led panel on climate change is expected to complete a summary of a
report detailing ways to combat global warming by a Friday deadline,
though major ...

 

China, US May Water Down Climate Change Report
TechNewsWorld, CA - May 3, 2007
By
Joseph Coleman. AP. As delegates to a global climate change meeting
work to reach consensus, China and the US are objecting to proposed
emission caps. ...

 

Wrangle over costs at climate
France24, France - May 3, 2007
by
Charlotte McDonald-Gibson. Climate change experts battled for agreement
Thursday on how to fight global warming as crucial UN talks here
entered their ...

 

Talks at Climate Conference Progress
Sci-Tech Today - May 3, 2007
By
Joseph Coleman. In two previous reports, scientists said global warming
is being caused largely by the accumulation of carbon dioxide and other
...

 

Climate summit battles over cost
MWC News, Canada - May 3, 2007
By
Agencies. Climate change experts from around the world are racing to
finalise a report on measures to fight global warming, with China
leading concerns ...

 

Wrangle over costs at climate change talks
New Straits Times, Malaysia - May 3, 2007
Climate
change experts battled for agreement Thursday on how to fight global
warming as crucial UN talks here entered their final phase, with China
railing ...

 

Environmentalists urge G-8 to build momentum for post-Kyoto ...
PlanetSave.com, ME - May 3, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) _ This year's G-8 meeting of industrialized nations will
be a test of top leaders' determination to start negotiations on a
global ...

 

Chinese demands expose split in climate change panel
The Observer Blog, UK - May 3, 2007
AP.
Pollution in Bejing - China, the world's second-largest producer of
greenhouse gases, is trying to water down proposed limits on polluters.
...

 

Talks at climate conference progress
Fresno Bee (subscription), CA - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN -- AP Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Delegates to a
climate change conference expressed confidence Thursday that they can
overcome China ...

 

Talks at climate conference progress
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN - AP Writer. Thai protesters hold posters in front of
United Nations office in Bangkok Monday, April 30, 2007. ...

 

The costs of climate change - and who should pay
Monsters and Critics.com, UK - May 3, 2007
High
voltage electricity towers rise in front of construction sites of
buildings veiled by smog in Jakarta, Indonesia, 03 May 2007. ...

 

Developing countries say they might be frozen out on global warming
ChronicleHerald.ca, Canada - May 3, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY AP. BANGKOK, Thailand — Developing countries are
demanding that a key climate report being negotiated this week in the
Thai capital ...

 

Talks at climate conference progress
Leading The Charge, Australia - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN, AP Writer 2 minutes ago. BANGKOK, Thailand - Delegates
to a climate change conference expressed confidence Thursday that they
can ...

 

Everybody's talking about the weather — Part IV
Portsmouth Herald News, NH - May 3, 2007
By
RJ Mere. For the past three weeks, this column has covered what makes
weather, weather anomalies, and our country's contribution of carbon
dioxide and ...

 

Delegates Rush to Finish Climate Report
Examiner.com - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN, AP. Thai protesters hold posters in front of United
Nations office in Bangkok Monday, April 30, 2007. They demand world's
government take ...

 

Green Lobby Pushes Renewable Energy
Wyoming News, WY - May 3, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN Thursday, May 03, 2007. BANGKOK, Thailand - There's no
shortage of ideas for high-tech measures to combat global warming:
develop clean ...

 

Delegates rush to finish climate report
Belleville News-Democrat, IL - May 3, 2007
Thai
protesters hold posters in front of United Nations office in Bangkok
Monday, April 30, 2007. They demand world's government take immediate
action to ...

 

Delegates rush to finish climate report
The Olympian, WA - May 3, 2007
AP
Writer. Delegates to a climate change conference expressed confidence
Thursday that they can overcome China and India's objections to a
report mapping ...

 

WWF: Low cost for global salvation key outcome of UN climate talks
Earthtimes.org - May 3, 2007
Bangkok
- Accepting that the costs for keeping global warming below
catastrophic levels would amount to only 0.1 per cent of the world's
gross domestic ...

 

The costs of climate change - and who should pay
Jurnalo, Germany - May 3, 2007
A
UN panel charged with identifying the best ways to combat global
warming this week has hit upon a crucial debate: just how much will it
cost, ...

 

Media Advisory - Can we stop climate change? WWF and the IPCC say ...
CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse), Canada - May 2, 2007
Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change Working Group III, Bangkok May 3-4th (May 2-3rd
in Canada) TORONTO, May 2 /CNW/ - The good news: Two critical ...

 

EU pushes countries on global warming
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS - May 2, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY. AP Environmental Writer. Chairman of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Rajendrat Pachauri addresses
the United Nations office ...

Green lobby pushes renewable energy
Leading The Charge, Australia - May 2, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN, AP Writer Wed May 2, 1:26 PM ET. BANGKOK, Thailand -
There‘s no shortage of ideas for high-tech measures to combat global
warming: ...

 

Nations Urged to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Gospelherald.com, China - May 2, 2007
The
European Union called on developing countries Tuesday to take immediate
steps to reduce greenhouse gases, saying they must stop blaming richer
nations ...

 

From The Wires
Electric Light & Power/ Utility Automation & Engineering T&D Magazine, OK - May 2, 2007
Rice
as climate culprit? Experts take aim at `paddy gas' rising into Asian
and other skies. Associated Press (May 1, 2007). BANGKOK, Thailand - As
delegates ...

 

Green Lobby Pushes Renewable Energy
KSTP.com, MN - May 2, 2007
There’s
no shortage of ideas for high-tech measures to combat global warming:
develop clean biofuels made of corn or palm oil, build more nuclear
power ...

 

Green lobby pushes renewable energy
Centre Daily Times, PA - May 2, 2007
By
JOSEPH COLEMAN - AP Writer. A delegate walks past protesters in front
of United Nations office in Bangkok Monday April 30, 2007. ...

 

Developing countries need help to help stem climate change
KXLY, WA - May 2, 2007
AP.
BANGKOK, THAILAND -- Developing nations say they need help from richer
nations to take positive steps against climate change. ...

 

Developing countries say they need help from richer nations to ...
KFVS, MO - May 2, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand Developing nations say they need help from richer nations to
take positive steps against climate change. The comments today come
after the ...

 

China, India, Brazil hold up
France24, France - May 2, 2007
by
Emmanuel Angleys. A demand by China, India and Brazil that rich nations
accept they are mainly responsible for global warming has held up
progress at a ...

 

European Union Turns to Developing Countries on Climate Change
6abc.com, PA - May 2, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - May 2,
2007 - The European Union called on developing countries Tuesday to
take ...

 

Blame Game Stirs Dissent at Climate Meeting
TechNewsWorld, CA - May 2, 2007
By
Michael Casey. AP. Policymakers at a climate change meeting in Bangkok,
Thailand, called on developing nations to reduce their greenhouse
gases, ...

 

EU Pushes Countries on Global Warming
Los Angeles Chronicle, CA - May 2, 2007
AP.
By MICHAEL CASEY - Developing countries should stop blaming rich
nations for the Earth's changing climate and take immediate action to
avert the ...

 

EU Calls for Action on Global Warming
Sci-Tech Today - May 2, 2007
By
Michael Casey. The global warming report being debated this week
stresses the world must quickly embrace a basket of technological
options -- including ...

 

China, India, Brazil hold up climate change talks
ABCmoney.co.uk, UK - May 2, 2007
By
: Agencies. BANGKOK (XFN-ASIA) - A demand by China, India and Brazil
that rich nations accept they are mainly responsible for global warming
has held up ...

 

India, China, Brazil hold climate change
Zee News, India - May 2, 2007
Bangkok,
May 02: A demand by India, China, and Brazil that rich nations accept
they are mainly responsible for global warming has held up progress at
a key ...

 

Targeting rice paddies may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Asianjournal.com, CA - May 1, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand -- As delegates at a global warming conference hash out the
best ways to reduce greenhouse gases, one of the problems--and a
possible ...

 

Developing countries tell climate conference they need help to cope
Canoe.ca, Canada - May 1, 2007
BANGKOK,
Thailand (AP) - Developing countries say a key climate report being
negotiated this week should reflect a dreadful reality: they will be
hit worse ...

 

EU Pushes Countries on Global Warming
Wyoming News, WY - May 1, 2007
By MICHAEL CASEY Tuesday, May 01, 2007. BANGKOK, Thailand - Developing countries should stop blaming rich nations for the Earth's changing climate and take ...

 

EU urges countries on climate change
Akron Farm Report, NE - May 1, 2007
By MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer 28 minutes ago. BANGKOK, Thailand - The European Union called on developing countries Tuesday to take immediate ...

 

Targeting rice paddies may help cut emissions
China Post, Taiwan - May 1, 2007
By
Michael Casey BANGKOK, Thailand, AP. As delegates at a global warming
conference hash out the best ways to reduce greenhouse gases, one of
the problems ...

 

EU urges countries on climate change
SunHerald.com, MS - May 1, 2007
By MICHAEL CASEY. AP Environmental Writer. Thai protesters hold posters in front of United Nations office in Bangkok Monday, April 30, 2007. ...

 

EU Pushes Countries on Global Warming
Baltimore Examiner, MD - May 1, 2007
By
MICHAEL CASEY, AP. Delegates walk past protesters in front of United
Nations office in Bangkok Monday, April 30, 2007. They demand world's
government ...

 

EU pushes countries on global warming
Belleville News-Democrat, IL - May 1, 2007
Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Rajendrat Pachauri addresses at United Nations office in Bangkok Monday April 30, 2007. ...

 

Chinese see climate draft a growth threat
Washington Times, DC - May 1, 2007
BANGKOK, May. 1 (UPI) -- A UN draft proposed in Thailand reportedly says global climate can still be stabilized if nations act now

 

 

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Global Warming to Continue for Centuries
ForbesNY 

 

Mankind to blame for global warming say scientists
SwissinfoSwitzerland 

 

World wakes to climate calamity
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia 

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Man-made climate change will continue
Boston Globe, MA 
By
Beth Daley, Globe Staff | February 2, 2007. Hundreds of international
scientists painted a sobering picture of a warming earth early this
morning ...

 

Incentives to attack warming study denied
NEWS.com.au, Australia / Feb. 2, 2007
By Brendan O'Keefe. A SPOKESMAN for a right-wing US think tank has denied reports that he had offered scientists money to criticise the UN's ...

 

UN climate panel says warming is man-made
Swissinfo, Switzerland / Feb 2, 2007
By Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle. PARIS (Reuters) - The world's top
climate scientists said on Friday global warming was man-made, spurring
calls for urgent ...

 

Global Warming Man-Made, Will Continue
Salon 
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer. February 02,2007 | PARIS --
Scientists from 113 countries issued a landmark report Friday saying
they have little ...

 

climate change report's main findings
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - 59 minutes ago
AP.
THE CAUSE: Global warming is “very likely” caused by man, the strongest
conclusion to date. THE OUTLOOK: Now that the world has begun to warm
...

 

Worrying report on climate change released in Paris
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - 59 minutes ago
By Seth Borenstein. AP. AP. PARIS – Scientists from 113 countries issued a
landmark report Friday saying they have little doubt global warming is
caused by ...

 

Climate Report Won't Signal Policy Change
Newsday, NY - 1 hour ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN. AP Science Writer. PARIS -- It was a US government scientist who helped push through the strong language in the upcoming international ...

 

Humans blamed for climate change
Guardian UnlimitedUK - 1 hour ago
Global warming is "very likely" to have been caused by human activity, the leading international body studying climate change said in a report today. ...

 

Global Warming Very Likely Caused by Humans, UN Says (Update3)
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Alex Morales. Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Global warming is ``very likely''
caused by humans, and world temperatures and sea-levels will increase
by the end of ...

 

Officials issue worrying climate report
Chicago Sun-Times, IL - 2 hours ago
PARIS
-- Scientists from 113 countries issued a landmark report Friday saying
they have little doubt global warming is caused by man, and predicting
that ...

 

Blunt climate report says humans cause global warming
Kansas City Star, MO - 2 hours ago
It says humans “very likely” cause warming that can’t be controlled. Some experts disagree ...

 

Report says global warming very likely man-made, to continue 'for ...
USA Today - 2 hours ago
PARIS
(AP) — The words of warning about global warming from the top panel of
international scientists Friday were purposely blunt: "warming of the
climate ...

 

Global warming called a human creation
Miami Herald, FL - 2 hours ago
BY
MARTIN MERZER. The world's scientific community issued an emphatic call
to action today, saying that global warming will spike temperatures by
two to 11 ...

 

Global Warming Man-Made, Will Continue
Forbes, NY - 3 hours ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN 02.02.07, 7:23 AM ET. Scientists from 113 countries
issued a landmark report Friday saying they have little doubt global
warming is ...

 

Global warming man-made, will continue
MLive.com, MI - 3 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN. AP. PARIS (AP) — International scientists and
officials hailed a report Friday saying that global warming is "very
likely" caused by man ...

 

Report demands drastic measures to curb global warming
National Post, Canada - 3 hours ago
A watershed report on global warming describes the slow but relentless
change that is inexorably transforming the planet. The global
temperature is climbing ...

 

UN panel issues tough climate change verdict
SwissinfoSwitzerland - 4 hours ago
A report by a United Nations climate change body has issued its strongest
warning yet that global warming is here, worsening and "very likely"
caused by ...

 

Global Warming Report Called "Valuable"
CBS News, NY - 4 hours ago
By Official In White House's Science Policymaking Office. (CBS/AP)
International scientists and officials hailed a report Friday saying
that global warming ...

 

Global warming man-made, will continue
China Daily, China - 4 hours ago
PARIS
- International scientists and officials hailed a report Friday saying
that global warming is "very likely" caused by man, and that hotter ...

 

Climate debate over: CSIRO scientist
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - 4 hours ago
A CSIRO scientist who contributed to a UN climate change report says it
shows the global warming debate is over. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric
Research ...

 

Global warming likely man-made
Calgary Sun, Canada - 4 hours ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN. PARIS (AP) - The words of warning about global warming
from the top panel of international scientists Friday were purposely
blunt: ...

 

Experts send strongest message yet on warming
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 4 hours ago
By Seth Borenstein. AP. PARIS - The world's leading climate scientists, in their most powerful language ever used on the issue, said global warming is ...

 

Global warming 'very likely' man-made
TIME - 4 hours ago
PARIS
— The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has begun,
is "very likely" caused by man, and will be unstoppable for centuries,
...

 

Blame for global warming placed firmly on humankind
New Scientist (subscription), UK - 4 hours ago
The
most authoritative scientific report on climate change says with 90%
certainty that the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities
are driving ...

 

UN climate panel says humans cause global warming
Reuters - 5 hours ago
PARIS,
Feb 2 (Reuters) - The UN climate panel issued its toughest warning yet
on Friday that human activities are to blame for global warming and
projected ...

 

UN climate panel says global warming man-made
ABS CBN News, Philippines - 5 hours ago
PARIS
(Reuters) - The UN climate panel issued its strongest warning yet on
Friday that human activities are heating the planet, adding pressure on
...

 

Report says global warming man-made
ic WalesUK - 5 hours ago
Words
of warning about global warming from the top panel of international
scientists have been purposely blunt - "warming of the climate system
is ...

 

INSTANT VIEW-UN panel says global warming man-made
Reuters.uk, UK - 5 hours ago
Feb 2 (Reuters) - The UN climate panel issued its strongest warning yet on
Friday that human activities are heating the planet and could lead to
more ...

 

UN climate panel says global warming man-made
Reuters India, India - 5 hours ago
By Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle. PARIS (Reuters) - The UN climate panel
issued its strongest warning yet on Friday that human activities are
heating the ...

 

Global Warming Man-Made, Will Continue
Forbes, NY - 5 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN 02.02.07, 4:38 AM ET. International scientists and
officials hailed a report Friday saying that global warming is "very
likely" caused by ...

Global Warming Man-Made, Will Continue
ABC News - 5 hours ago
A view of Rome's ancient Colosseum with its lights switched on after a
five-minute "lights-out" gesture between 7:55 pm and 8 pm (1855-1900
GMT) part of an ...

 

Climate report won't signal policy change
Kansas City Star, MO - 6 hours ago
AP. PARIS - It was a US government scientist who helped push through the strong language in the upcoming international report on global warming. ...

 

Climate report won't signal policy change
MLive.com, MI - 6 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN. AP. PARIS (AP) — It was a US government scientist who helped push through the strong language in the upcoming international report on ...

 

Warming 'Likely' Man-Made, Unstoppable
Hartford Courant, CT - 6 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN. PARIS
-- The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has
begun, is "very likely" caused by man, and will be unstoppable ...

 

Climate report faults humans for warming
Boston Globe, MA - 7 hours ago
By Beth Daley, Globe Staff | February 2, 2007. Scientists from more than
110 countries are scheduled to release a landmark report this morning
concluding ...

 

Climate is changing faster than predicted
The Australian, Australia - 7 hours ago
AUSTRALIAN environmental experts have warned that climate change predictions made
in 2001 may have been seriously underestimated. ...

 

UN says there's no stopping global warming
Los Angeles Times, CA - 7 hours ago
By
Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer. In the strongest language it
has ever used, a United Nations panel says global warming is "very
likely" caused by ...

 

Warming 'Likely' Man-Made, Unstoppable
ForbesNY - 7 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN 02.02.07, 2:37 AM ET. The world's leading climate
scientists said global warming has begun, is "very likely" caused by
man, ...

 

Even Before Release, Sea Rise Report Is Criticized
New York Times, NY - 8 hours ago
By CORNELIA DEAN. In its 2001 assessment, its third, the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change estimated that in the next hundred years sea
level would ...

 

Warning on climate change threats
ic SouthLondon.co.ukUK - 8 hours ago
The world's top scientists have issued the direst warnings yet about the
threat from climate change. After six years of research, they predict
the average ...

 

Climate panel turns up the heat
TVNZ, New Zealand - 11 hours ago
The UN climate panel issued its strongest warning yet on Friday that human
activities are heating the planet, putting extra pressure on
governments to do ...

 

Seas rising faster than UN predicts - study
Reuters India, India - 12 hours ago
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. PARIS (Reuters) - Sea levels
are rising faster than predicted amid global warming, a group of
scientists said ...

 

Last-Minute Battles Fought Over Climate Report
New York Times, NY - 12 hours ago
By JAMES KANTER and ANDREW C. REVKIN. PARIS, Feb. 1 — Hundreds of climate scientists and government officials from around the world have worked all week ...

 

Leading experts: Warming 'very likely' human-caused
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - 13 hours ago
AP.
PARIS – The world's leading climate scientists, in their most powerful
language ever used on the issue, said global warming is "very likely"
man-made, ...

 

UN panel blames humans for warming
Swissinfo, Switzerland - 15 hours ago
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. PARIS (Reuters) - The UN
climate panel agreed its strongest warning yet on Thursday that human
activities are ...

 

Global warming 'very likely' man-made
Houston Chronicle, TX - 15 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer. © 2007 AP. PARIS — The world's leading climate scientists, in their most powerful language ever used on the issue, ...

 

Global Warming 'Very Likely' Man-Made
Los Angeles Times, CA - 15 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer. PARIS -- A long-awaited report says global warming is "very likely" man-made, the most powerful language ever used on ...

 

UN panel blames humans for warming
Reuters - 16 hours ago
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. PARIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The UN climate panel agreed in its starkest warning yet on Thursday that human ...

 

Seas rising faster 'than first thought'
The Australian, Australia - 16 hours ago
CLIMATE models may have underestimated the rate of sea level rise caused by Greenhouse gas emissions, new research suggests. ...

 

Climate is changing 'faster than predicted'
NEWS.com.auAustralia - 17 hours ago
By Leigh Dayton
and Matthew Warren. AUSTRALIAN environmental experts have warned that
climate change predictions made in 2001 may have been seriously ...

 

Global Warming 'Very Likely' Man-Made
ForbesNY - 17 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN 02.01.07, 5:10 PM ET. A long-awaited report says global
warming is "very likely" man-made, the most powerful language ever used
on the ...

 

Global warming 'very likely' man-made
Houston Chronicle, TX - 17 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer. © 2007 AP. PARIS — A long-awaited report says global warming is "very likely" man-made, the most powerful language ...

 

We're all to blame
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 18 hours ago
THE UN climate panel issued its strongest warning yet overnight that human
activities are causing global warming that may bring more drought,
heatwaves and ...

 

Report to link global warming to humans
SI.com - 20 hours ago
PARIS, France (AP) -- Officials from 113 countries agreed Thursday that a
much-awaited international report will say that global warming was
"very likely" ...

 

UN panel blames humans for warming
Irish Times, Ireland - 20 hours ago
The UN climate panel agreed its starkest warning yet today that human
activities are causing global warming that may bring more droughts,
heatwaves and ...

 

Experts 'very certain' humans cause global warming
Houston Chronicle, TX - 22 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN. AP. PARIS — Officials from 113 countries agreed today
that a much-awaited international report will say that global warming
was "very ...

 

Global warming 'very likely' caused by man
Baltimore Sun, MD - 22 hours ago
By Seth Borenstein. AP. PARIS // The most authoritative report on climate
change is using the strongest wording ever on the source of global
warming, ...

 

Panel: Global warming makes stronger hurricanes
International Herald Tribune, France - 22 hours ago
AP. PARIS: Global warming has made stronger hurricanes, including those in the Atlantic Ocean such as 2005's Katrina, an authoritative panel on climate ...

 

UN Panel Says "Very Likely" Humans Cause Warming
ABC News - 23 hours ago
Feb 1, 2007 — PARIS (Reuters) - The UN climate panel agreed on Thursday it
was "very likely" that human activities were the main cause of global
warming in ...

 

Warming 'very likely' human-made
BBC Bulgaria, Bulgaria - 23 hours ago
By Richard Black. Climatic changes seen around the world are "very likely"
to have a human cause, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) will ...

 

 

 

Climate change causing killer heat: Report
Toronto Star, Canada - 23 hours ago
AP.
PARIS – The most authoritative report on climate change is using the
strongest wording ever on the source of global warming, saying it is
"very likely" ...

 

Humans 'Very Likely' Making Earth Warmer
Forbes, NY - 23 hours ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN 02.01.07, 10:38 AM ET. The most authoritative report on
climate change is using the strongest wording ever on the source of
global ...

 

Panel: Global warming makes stronger hurricanes
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Feb 1, 2007
AP.
PARIS — An international panel on climate change says global warming
may well be making hurricanes stronger. Participants in the Paris meeting say the ...

 

Scientists, Officials Race to Finish Global-Warming Report On Time
FOX News - Feb 1, 2007
PARIS
— Running well behind schedule, top global warming experts huddled
Thursday for a last day of talks with bureaucrats from more than 100
countries on a ...

 

panel to link warming to humans
Reuters - Feb 1, 2007
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. PARIS (Reuters) - The UN
climate panel is set to issue its strongest warning yet on Friday that
human ...

 

Global warming report turns on nuances
Globe and Mail, Canada - Feb 1, 2007
AP.
PARIS — Officials from 113 countries agreed Thursday that a
much-awaited international report will say that global warming is “very
likely” caused by ...

 

Humans 'Very Likely' Making Earth Warmer
ForbesNY - Feb 1, 2007
By SETH BORENSTEIN 02.01.07, 9:41 AM ET. Officials from 113 countries
agreed Thursday that a much-awaited international report will say that
global warming ...

 

Paris Global Warming Talks Finish
TIME - Feb 1, 2007
Top
global warming experts huddled Thursday for a last day of talks with
bureaucrats from more than 100 countries on a closely watched report
that could ...

 

UN panel says "very likely" humans cause warming
Reuters India, India - Feb 1, 2007
PARIS
(Reuters) - The UN climate panel agreed on Thursday it was "very
likely" that human activities were the main cause of global warming in
the past 50 ...

 

Warming linked to stronger hurricanes
Miami Herald, FL - Feb 1, 2007
AP. PARIS - Global warming has made stronger hurricanes, including those in the Atlantic such as Katrina, an authoritative panel on climate change has ...

 

Warming Linked to Stronger Hurricanes
FOX News - Feb 1, 2007
By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer. PARIS — Global warming has made stronger hurricanes, including those in the Atlantic such as Katrina, ...

 

Warming Linked to Stronger Hurricanes
ForbesNY - Feb 1, 2007
By SETH BORENSTEIN 02.01.07, 9:20 AM ET. Global warming has made stronger hurricanes, including those in the Atlantic such as Katrina, an authoritative ...

 

 

Harper puts green machine in motion
Globe and Mail, Canada - Feb 1, 2007
Stephen Harper moved yesterday to mend his government's frayed international
reputation on climate change by dispatching his Environment Minister to
Paris ...

 

Last Day Of Global Warming Talks In Paris
Guardian Unlimited, UK - Feb 1, 2007
From AP. AP Photo XPAR102. By SETH BORENSTEIN. AP Writer. PARIS (AP) -
Running well behind schedule, top global warming experts huddled
Thursday for a last ...

 

FACTBOX-Global warming: impacts of temperature rises
Reuters.uk, UK - Feb 1, 2007
Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will
publish a report, the most complete overview of climate change science,
...

 

Marathon climate talks reach climax
CNN International - Feb 1, 2007
PARIS, France (AP) -- Running well behind schedule, top global warming experts
huddled Thursday for a marathon last day of talks with bureaucrats from
more ...

 

Slow going on global warming report, delegates to Paris meeting say
Boston Herald, MA - Jan 31, 2007
By AP. PARIS - Scientists and government officials are falling far behind
in their attempts to come up with an authoritative report on global
warming _ but ...

 

Slow going on global warming report, delegates to Paris meeting say
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - Jan 31, 2007
By Seth Borenstein. AP. PARIS – Scientists and government officials are falling far behind in their attempts to come up with an authoritative report on ...

 

Slow Going on Global Warming Report
ForbesNY - Jan 31, 2007
By
SETH BORENSTEIN 01.31.07, 11:53 AM ET. Scientists and government
officials are falling far behind in their attempts to come up with an
authoritative ...

 

Slow going on global warming report
Houston Chronicle, TX - Jan 31, 2007
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer. © 2007 AP. PARIS — Scientists and government officials are falling far behind in their attempts to come up with an ...

 

The fallout of global warming: 1000 years
Globe and Mail, Canada - Jan 31, 2007
Humans
have already caused so much damage to the atmosphere that the effects
of global warming will last for more than 1000 years, according to a
summary of ...

 

UN panel finds evidence of 'unequivocal' global warming
India eNews.com, India - 37 minutes ago
Human
activity is unequivocally driving climate change and unless it is
modified, it will cause temperatures to rise by as much as 6.4 degrees
Celsius by ...

 

Global warming man-made, will continue
ABC30.com, CA - 41 minutes ago
(Paris
- AP, February 2, 2007) - Scientists from 113 countries issued a
landmark report Friday saying they have little doubt global warming is
caused by man ...

 

Global Warming Man-Made, Will Continue
Helena Independent Record, MT - 45 minutes ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN. A projection of future changes in climate is seen on a
screen during the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change final
conference in ...

 

Report says man causing global warming
DailyIndia.com, FL - 48 minutes ago
PARIS,
Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Human activity is the source of global warming, said a
major scientific report on greenhouse gas issued by a United Nations
panel in ...

 

Global warming man-made, will continue
2TheAdvocate, LA - 1 hour ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN. AP Science Writer. PARIS (AP) -- Scientists from 113
countries issued a landmark report Friday saying they have little doubt
global ...

 

UN panel finds evidence of 'unequivocal' global warming
DailyIndia.com, FL - 1 hour ago
By Indo Asian News Service. Paris, Feb 2 (DPA) Human activity is unequivocally driving climate change and unless it is modified, it will cause temperatures ...

 

UN Panel Finds "unequivocal" Evidence For Global Warming
Playfuls.comRomania - 1 hour ago
by
Playfuls Team. Human activity is unequivocably driving climate change
and unless it is modified, it will cause temperatures to rise by as
much as 6.4 ...

 

Global warming likely caused by humans
Ottawa Citizen (subscription), Canada - 1 hour ago
By
Mike De Souza, CanWest News Service. xOTTAWA - The world's top climate
scientists say that global warming can not likely be stopped for
decades and ...

 

British Government Says Time For "climate Change Deniers" Is Over
Playfuls.comRomania - 1 hour ago
by
Playfuls Team. The British government Friday described the UN panel
report on climate change as a blow to those who were still denying the
urgent need

 

Catastrophes Inevitable, Says New Report
ZNetMA - 1 hour ago
by Julio Godoy. PARIS,
Feb 1 (IPS) - The fourth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) will confirm catastrophic predictions on ...

 

Humans causing global warming, UN panel finds
Athens News Agency, Greece - 1 hour ago
A
UN panel of scientists meeting in Paris all this week on Friday said
that there was almost indisputable evidence that human activity over
the past century ...

 

SCIENTISTS WARN GLOBAL WARMING NOW UNSTOPPABLE
Mirror.co.uk, UK - 1 hour ago
By
Mirror.co.uk. GLOBAL warming is a reality – and a rise of three degrees
in the world’s average temperature will mean major floods, storms,
droughts and ...

 

Global Warming panel blunt about rising temperatures, bleak future
Santa Fe New Mexican, NM - 2 hours ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN | AP. PARIS (AP) - The warning from a top panel of
international scientists was blunt and dire: "warming of the climate
system is ...

 

Campaigners say climate change report rings alarms, but action ...
PlanetSave.com, ME - 2 hours ago
PARIS
(AP) _ Environmental campaigners and governments pressed industrial
nations, specifically the United States, to significantly cut their
emissions of ...

 

Climate report spurs immediate calls for drastic, speedy change
PlanetSave.com, ME - 2 hours ago
PARIS
(AP) _ The bleak outlook of a major new report on climate change
shifted the onus onto governments, even mankind, to stop prevaricating
and truly act, ...

 

Climate Panel: Global Warming is Man-Made
Newswatch 50, NY - 2 hours ago
PARIS
(Reuters) - The world's top climate scientists said on Friday global
warming was man-made, spurring calls for urgent government action to
prevent ...

 

Global Warming Man-Made, Will Continue
Wyoming News, WY - 2 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN Friday, February 02, 2007. PARIS - Scientists from 113 countries issued a landmark report Friday saying they have little doubt global ...

 

'Act now' on climate change
iAfrica.com, South Africa - 2 hours ago
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UN climate warning
Macon Area Online, GA - 2 hours ago
(Pic)-
Waste gases burn as smoke and steam belch from the steel mills in
Hamilton, approximately 50 km (31 miles) south of Toronto February 1,
2007 (Enlarge ...

 

Report: Global warming significant
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - 3 hours ago
By
SETH BORENSTEIN. AP. International scientists and officials hailed a
report today saying that global warming is "very likely" caused by man
and that ...

 

UN scientific climate panel says global warming is man-made
AlaskaReportAK - 3 hours ago
Paris
- The world's top climate scientists said on Friday that global warming
was man-made, spurring calls for urgent government action to counter
fears of ...

 

WCC welcomes major UN climate change report
Spero News - 3 hours ago
By
Ekklesia. The World Council of Churches (WCC) programme on climate
change and water has welcomed a high-profile report released today by
the United ...

 

Global warming -- are we at fault?
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - 3 hours ago
AP.
Paris -- A long-awaited report says global warming is "very likely"
man-made, and will be unstoppable for centuries, delegates who have
seen the report ...

 

Global Warming: It's Our Fault
Christian Broadcasting Network, VA - 4 hours ago
By
Seth Borenstein. AP Writer. CBNNews.com - PARIS -- International
scientists and officials hailed a report Friday saying that global
warming is "very ...

 

Global Warming 'Very Likely' Man-Made
WESH.com, FL - 4 hours ago
The
report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of
hundreds of scientists and representatives of 113 governments,
represents the most ...

 

Small climate changes, but enormous impacts
Regina Leader-Post, Canada - 4 hours ago
A
landmark report on global warming does not paint doomsday scenarios. It
describes something much more insidious -- slow but relentless change
that is ...

 

UN blames people for global warming
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 4 hours ago
The
UN climate panel has blamed humans for global warming and warned it
would be unstoppable for centuries to come, causing rising seas and
fierce storms. ...

 

Top scientists: Global warming real, worsening
Joliet Herald News, IL - 5 hours ago
THE
ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS -- A long-awaited report says global warming is
"very likely" man-made, the most powerful language ever used on the
issue by the ...

 

Humans blamed for global warming
Canton Repository (subscription), OH - 5 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP SCIENCE WRITER. PARIS The world’s leading climate scientists said global warming has begun, is “very likely” caused by man, ...

 

Climate Report Won't Signal Policy Change
Wyoming News, WY - 5 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN Friday, February 02, 2007. PARIS - It was a US government scientist who helped push through the strong language in the upcoming ...

 

UN Panel Blames Humans for Global Warming
Pakistan Times, Pakistan - 5 hours ago
By Madeline Hersiegar 'Pakistan Times' Foreign Correspondent. PARIS (France): A long-awaited report say s global warming is "very likely" man-made, ...

 

Global warning for humans
Gulf Times, Qatar - 5 hours ago
PARIS:
The UN climate panel agreed in its starkest warning yet yesterday that
human activities are causing global warming that may bring more
droughts, ...

 

Scientists: Global warming `very likely' man-made, unstoppable for ...
KPLC-TV, LA - 5 hours ago
PARIS
The world's leading climate scientists say global warming has begun.
It's "very likely" caused by man. And it will be unstoppable for
centuries. ...

 

Science panel doesn't expect change in Bush greenhouse policy
WBAYWI - 10 hours ago
PARIS It was a US government scientist who helped push through strong language in an international report on global warming. ...

 

Warming 'Very Likely' Human-made
CSRwire.com (press release) - 10 hours ago
By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website, Paris. (CSRwire) Climatic changes seen around the world are "very likely" to have a human ...

 

Climate change report says global warming 'very likely' caused by ...
WKYC-TV, OH - 11 hours ago
PARIS
(AP) -- The world's leading climate scientists say global warming is
"very likely" man-made. That's according to a new report obtained by
The ...

 

Mankind blamed for global warming
Channel 4 News, UK - 11 hours ago
Humans
are causing the global warming phenomenon which could spark more
droughts, heatwaves and rising seas, a major report has said. ...

 

Warming 'Likely' Man-Made, Unstoppable
Wyoming News, WY - 11 hours ago
By SETH BORENSTEIN Thursday, February 01, 2007. PARIS - The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has begun, is "very likely" caused by man ...

 

Global Warming: Fossil Fuels Are To Blame, World Scientists Conclude
WCSH-TV, ME - 11 hours ago
A
major international analysis of climate change due Friday will conclude
that humankind's reliance on fossil fuels, coal, fuel oil and natural
gas, ...

Global Warming 'Very Likely' Man-Made
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Worldwide, it's the warmest winter on record

By Randolph E. Schmid

Associated Press

March 15, 2007

 

This winter was the warmest on record worldwide, the government said today
in the latest worrisome report focusing on changing climate.

 

The report comes just over a month after the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change said global warming is very likely caused by human
actions and is so severe it will continue for centuries.

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the combined land
and ocean temperatures for December through February were 1.3 degrees
Fahrenheit above average for the period since record keeping began in
1880.

 

The report said that during the past century, global temperatures have
increased at about 0.11 degrees per decade. But that increase has been
three times larger since 1976, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center reported.

 

Most scientists attribute the rising temperatures to so-called greenhouse
gases which are produced by industrial activities, automobiles and
other processes. These gases build up in the atmosphere and trap heat
from the sun somewhat like a greenhouse.

 

Also contributing to this winter's record warmth was an El Nino, a periodic warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean. It was particularly strong in January — the warmest January ever — but the ocean surface has since begun to cool.

 

The report noted that in the Northern Hemisphere the combined land and
water temperature was the warmest ever at 1.64 degrees above average.
In the Southern Hemisphere, where it was summer, the temperature was
0.88 degree above average and the fourth warmest.

 

The late March date of the vernal equinox noted on most calendars
notwithstanding, for weather and climate purposes northern winter is
December, January and February.

 

For the United States,
meanwhile, the winter temperature was near average. The season got off
to a late start and spring-like temperatures covered most of the
eastern half of the country in January, but cold conditions set in in
February, which was the third coldest on record.

 

For winter, statewide temperatures were warmer than average from Florida to Maine and from Michigan to Montana while cooler-than-average temperatures occurred in the southern Plains and areas of the Southwest.

 

For Alaska, both February and winter were warmer than average but far from the record warmth of 2003 and 2001, respectively.

 

 

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The truth about global warming

By Sandi Doughton

Seattle Times staff reporter

October 9, 2005

 

The year was 1994 and the vice president was convinced rising temperatures were responsible for recent floods in the Mississippi River Valley.

 

He invited Wallace, a distinguished climate researcher from the University of Washington, to join a small group of scientists for a breakfast discussion in Washington, D.C.

 

As Gore sipped Diet Coke, Wallace nervously left the eggs on his own plate untouched.

 

"It was one of the more awkward audiences I've ever had," he recalled with
a chuckle. "I was trying, in a polite way, to tell him he was coming on
too strong about global warming."

 

Like many of his peers, Wallace wasn't convinced greenhouse gases were
altering the world's climate, and he thought Gore was straining
scientific credibility to score political points.

 

More than a decade later, Wallace still won't blame global warming for any
specific heat wave, drought or flood — including the recent devastating
hurricanes. But he no longer doubts the problem is real and the risks
profound.

 

"With each passing year the evidence has gotten stronger — and is getting stronger still."

 

1995 was the hottest year on record until it was eclipsed by 1997 — then
1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Melting ice has driven Alaska Natives
from seal-hunting areas used for generations. Glaciers around the globe
are shrinking so rapidly many could disappear before the middle of the
century.

 

As one study after another has pointed to carbon dioxide and other man-made
emissions as the most plausible explanation, the cautious community of
science has embraced an idea initially dismissed as far-fetched. The
result is a convergence of opinion rarely seen in a profession where
attacking each other's work is part of the process. Every major
scientific body to examine the evidence has come to the same
conclusion: The planet is getting hotter; man is to blame; and it's
going to get worse.

 

"There's an overwhelming consensus among scientists," said UW climate researcher
David Battisti, who also was dubious about early claims of greenhouse
warming.

 

Yet the message doesn't seem to be getting through to the public and policy-makers.

 

Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works
Committee, calls global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on
the American people." Novelist Michael Crichton's "State of Fear"
landed on the best-seller list this year by depicting global warming as
a scare tactic of diabolical tree-huggers. A Gallup Poll in June found
only about half of Americans believe the effects of global warming have
already started.

 

At the G8 summit of world leaders this summer, President Bush acknowledged
man is warming the planet. But he stood alone in opposition to mandatory
emissions controls, which he called too costly.

 

"There's a huge disconnect between what professional scientists have
studied and learned in the last 30 years, and what is out there in the popular
culture," said Naomi Oreskes, a science historian at the University of
California, San Diego.

 

Fuel companies contribute to that gap by supporting a small cadre of
global-warming skeptics, whose views are widely disseminated by
like-minded think tanks and Web sites.

 

Most scientists don't know how to communicate their complex results to the
public. Others are scared off by the shrill political debate over the
issue. So their work goes on largely unseen, and largely pointing
toward a warmer future.

 

The consensus

 

Researcher finds that 1,000 studies all point to the same conclusion

 

Oreskes decided to quantify the extent of scientific agreement after a
conversation with her hairdresser, who said she doesn't worry about
global warming because scientists don't know what's going on.

 

"That made me wonder why there's this weird public perception of what's been happening in climate science," Oreskes said.

 

Preparing for climate change

 

She analyzed 1,000 research papers on climate change selected randomly from
those published between 1993 and 2003. The results were surprising: Not
a single study explicitly rejected the idea that people are warming the
planet.

 

That doesn't mean there aren't any. But it does mean the number must be
small, since none showed up in a sample that represents about 10
percent of the body of research, Oreskes said.

 

The consensus is most clearly embodied in the reports of the 100-nation
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by the
United Nations in 1988. Every five to six years, the panel evaluates
the science and issues voluminous reports reviewed by more than 2,000
scientists and every member government, including the United States.

 

The early reports reflected the squishy state of the science, but by 2001,
the conclusion was unequivocal: "There is new and stronger evidence
that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is
attributable to human activities."

 

A closer look - A world of evidence

 

Stunned by the strong language, the Bush administration asked the prestigious
National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the international group's
work. The UW's Wallace served on the academy's panel, which assured the
president the IPCC wasn't exaggerating.

 

The next IPCC report is due in 2007. Among the new evidence it will include
are the deepest ice cores ever drilled, which show carbon-dioxide
levels are higher now than any time in the past 650,000 years.

 

In the history of science, no subject has been as meticulously reviewed and
debated as global warming, said science historian Spencer Weart, author
of "The Discovery of Global Warming" and director of the Center for
History of Physics.

 

"The most important thing to realize is that most scientists didn't
originally believe in global warming," he said. "They were dragged —
reluctant step by step — by the facts."

 

A reluctant convert

 

Few were more reluctant converts than Wallace. A self-described weather nut
who built a backyard meteorology station as a kid, he has spent his
career trying to understand how the atmosphere behaves on a grand
scale. By analyzing a decade of global climate records, Wallace was
among the first to recognize El Niño's effects in the Pacific Northwest.

 

He was recruited to the UW's fledgling meteorology program in 1966 and has
helped build it into one of the world's top centers for atmospheric and
ocean research.

 

His first foray into climate change came in the early 1990s after Russian
friends told him deer carcasses stored in their "Siberian freezer" —
the porch — were thawing out.

 

Some scientists blamed global warming. Wallace examined the meteorological
records and concluded natural wind shifts were blowing milder ocean air
across the land.

 

He briefly thought he had debunked global warming.

 

Then he realized winds could account for only a small fraction of the
warming in the planet's northernmost reaches, where average
temperatures have now risen between 5 and 8 degrees in the past 50
years.

 

"It was an evolution in my thinking," said Wallace, 64. "Like it or not, I
could see global warming was going to become quite a big issue."

 

That's pretty much how the science of global warming has progressed.

 

Researchers skeptical of the idea have suggested alternative causes for rising
temperatures and carbon-dioxide levels. They've theorized about natural
forces that might mitigate the effects of greenhouse gases. But no one
has been able to explain it away.

 

"You would need to develop a Rube Goldberg-type of argument to say climate
is not changing because of increasing carbon dioxide," said Battisti,
49, who directs the UW's Earth Initiative to apply science to
environmental problems.

 

Global average air temperatures have risen about 1.2 degrees over the past
century. The warming is also apparent in the oceans, in boreholes sunk
deep in the ground, in thawing tundra and vanishing glaciers.

 

Earth's climate has swung from steamy to icy many times in the past, but
scientists believe they know what triggered many of those fluctuations.
Erupting volcanoes and slow ocean upwelling release carbon dioxide,
which leads to warming. Mountain uplifting and continental drift expose
new rock, which absorbs carbon dioxide and causes cooling. Periodic
wobbles in the planet's orbit reduce sunlight and set off a feedback
loop that results in ice ages.

 

All of those shifts happened over tens of thousands of years — and science shows none of them is happening now.

 

Instead, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are increasing at a rate that
precisely tracks man's automotive and industrial emissions.

 

"The process is 1,000 times faster than nature can do it," Battisti said.

 

Climate reconstructions show that average global temperatures for the past
2 million years have never been more than 2 to 4 degrees higher than now.
That means if greenhouse emissions continued unchecked, temperatures
would likely be higher by the end of the century than any time since
the human species evolved.

 

Skeptics often dominate discussion

 

Geochemist bridges the gap between science and popular perception

 

Eric Steig looks for answers about global warming in some of the Earth's most frigid spots. His walk-in freezers at the University of Washington are stacked with boxed ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland kept so cold he wears a parka and gloves to retrieve them.

 

Steig, a geochemist, analyzes air bubbles and isotopes in the ice to
reconstruct past temperatures and carbon-dioxide levels. He planned a
career in physics until an undergraduate field project on the Juneau glacier fields kindled his passion for snow and ice.

 

At 39, he belongs to a generation of climate researchers more open to
global warming than the older guard, including Wallace and Battisti. Steig is
also more frustrated by the way a handful of skeptics has dominated
public debate.

 

"Many of us have felt our voices are drowned out by the very well-funded
industry viewpoint."

 

He and several colleagues set out this year to bridge the gap between
science and popular perception with a Web log called RealClimate.org.
Researchers communicate directly with the public and debunk what they
see as misinformation and misconceptions. By giving equal coverage to
skeptics on the fringe of legitimate science, journalists fuel the
perception that the field is racked with disagreement.

 

"You get the impression it's 50-50, when it's really 99-to-1," Steig said.

 

Over the past decade, coal and oil interests have funneled more than $1
million to about a dozen individual global-warming skeptics as part of
an effort to "reposition global warming as theory rather than fact,"
according to industry memos first uncovered by former Boston Globe
journalist Ross Gelbspan.

 

From 2001 to 2003, Exxon Mobile donated more than $6.5 million to
organizations that attack mainstream climate science and oppose
greenhouse-gas controls. These think tanks and advocacy groups issue
reports, sponsor briefings and maintain Web sites that reach a far
wider audience than scholarly climate journals.

 

Of course, there's nothing wrong with business questioning whether
global-warming science justifies actions that may have profound
economic impacts. And science can't advance without an open exchange of
ideas.

 

But climate researchers say skeptics are recycling discredited arguments or
selectively using data to make points. And as Oreskes showed, few
skeptics publish in peer-reviewed journals, which check for accuracy
and omissions.

 

Industry funds some skeptics

 

Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor is a featured author on the Web site
Tech Central Station, funded by Exxon and other corporations and
described as the place where "free markets meet technology."

 

He has a master's degree in meteorology and runs a state office based at Oregon State University that compiles weather data and supplies it to policy- makers, farmers and other customers.

 

Taylor is not a member of OSU's academic faculty and has no published research on Arctic climate, but Sen. Inhofe cited Taylor's claim that Arctic temperatures were much warmer in the 1930s as proof global warming is bogus.

 

James Overland, a Seattle-based oceanographer who has studied the Arctic for
nearly 40 years, analyzed temperatures across a wider area than Taylor. His conclusion: The 1930s were warm — but the 1990s were warmer. Two other peer-reviewed analyses agree.

 

Even more significant, Overland
found the 1930s warming was typical of natural climate variation:
Siberia might be warm one year and normal the next, while another part
of the Arctic experienced unusual heat. Now there's persistent warming everywhere.

 

Taylor
said in an e-mail that Tech Central Station paid him $500 for
global-warming articles. United for Jobs, an industry coalition that
opposes higher fuel-efficiency standards and greenhouse-gas limits,
also paid Taylor and a co-author $4,000 for an article published on Tech Central Station.

 

Mainstream climate scientists, including Wallace, Steig and Battisti, generally
get their research money from the federal government.

 

That doesn't make them immune from bias, said Patrick Michaels, one of the
most widely quoted global-warming skeptics. Exaggerating the dangers of
climate change can ensure a steady stream of money.

 

"Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money," said Michaels, a University of Virginia climatologist and fellow of the libertarian Cato Institute. "Nobody ever won that fight by saying: My issue isn't important."

 

Michaels has received more than $165,000 in fuel-industry funding, including
money from the coal industry to publish his own climate journal.

 

Skeptics portray themselves as Davids versus the Goliath of organized science,
which is always resistant to new ideas. But global warming is the new
idea, said Oreskes. Skeptics, she said, represent the old school of
thought — that climate is so stable man could never tip it out of whack.

 

Climate models debated

 

But scientists say the uncertainty lies only in how much warming to expect

 

Battisti planned to run his grandparents' dairy farm in upstate New York
until a persistent professor nudged him toward science. A study on
beach formation got him excited about hands-on oceanography, then he
switched to atmospheric sciences in graduate school.

 

He has analyzed some of the more cataclysmic climate-change scenarios,
including the sudden shift depicted in the movie "The Day After
Tomorrow," and concluded they're highly unlikely.

 

These days, Battisti ponders the Eocene, a period 35 million to 50 million
years ago when alligators lived near the Arctic Circle and palm trees
grew in Wyoming.

 

The world was hot because carbon-dioxide levels were three to five times
higher than today — the result of a gradual buildup from volcanic
eruptions. But global-climate computer models, which use mathematical
formulas to represent complex atmospheric interactions, aren't able to
reproduce that warming. When Battisti runs the models under Eocene-like
conditions, they come up with much lower temperatures than actually
existed — which means something was going on that scientists don't yet
understand.

 

Models have improved greatly in the past 30 years but still can't anticipate
all the ways the atmosphere will respond as greenhouse gases climb. The
dozen models in use today predict average temperature increases of 3 to
11 degrees by the end of the century.

 

Though the numbers sound modest, it took only a 10-degree drop to encase much of North America in mile-deep glaciers during the ice age that ended about 12,000 years ago.

 

Skeptics point to uncertainties in the models and conclude the actual
temperature changes will be lower than the predictions. Battisti points
to the Eocene and warns that unknown factors could just as easily make
things worse.

 

Could the skeptics be right, and the majority of the world's experts wrong?

 


The history of science shows consensus doesn't guarantee success. The
collective wisdom of the early 1900s declared continental drift bunk.
Some Nobel laureates attacked Einstein's theory of relativity.

 

Those blunders occurred when science was less sophisticated and connected
than it is now, said Weart, the historian. With the unprecedented study
devoted to climate change, the odds that this consensus is wrong are
slim, he added.

 

"The fact that so many scientists think it's likely a truck is heading for
us means that the last thing we want to do is close our eyes and lie
down in the road."