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Sudden Climate Changes, Extreme Global Warming

July 11, 2013
Sudden Climate Changes, Extreme Global Warming

An Earth history of sudden global climate changes. What the scientists found was surprising and unnerving. They had known from previous ice core and ocean sediment core data that Earth’s climate had fluctuated significantly in the past. But what astonished them was the rapidity with which these changes occurred. Ocean and lake sediment data from places such as California, Venezuela, and Antarctica have confirmed that these sudden climate changes affected not just Greenland, but the entire world. During the past 110,000 years, there have been at least 20 such...

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corporations still choose catastrophe, rather than admit global warming

February 15, 2012

A 2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences surveyed more than 1,300 most cited and published climate scientists and found that 97 percent of them said climate change was a human-made problem. Koch-Funded Heritage Institute Developing Anti-Global Warming Curriculum for Elementary Schools Dr. David Wojick, a coal-industry consultant, is developing the curriculum for $100,000 a year. Wojick is not a climate scientist – his doctorate is in epistomology. SustainableBusiness.com News “the Koch-funded Heritage Institute’s climate change disinformation machine”: Among its teachings: “warmer is better, doesn’t...

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EPA finally acts on 21 year old Coal law

December 21, 2011
EPA finally acts on 21 year old Coal law

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 12/21/2011 The Environmental Protection Agency released far-reaching air pollution regulations Wednesday, 21 years after they were first mandated by Congress and six days after they were signed by the agency. The rules require coal- and oil-fired power plants to lower emissions of 84 different toxic chemicals to levels no higher than those emitted by the cleanest 12% of plants. Companies have three years to achieve the standards, and EPA has made clear a fourth year and perhaps even more time are also available to...

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Worst Winter Storm in 60 Years; Arctic 38 degrees F above normal in January!

February 1, 2011
Worst Winter Storm in 60 Years; Arctic 38 degrees F above normal in January!

By Stephen Leahy; UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb. 1st, 2011 (IPS) melting sea ice is now locked into a death spiral. “The changes in the Arctic are now irreversible” Arctic Defrost Dumping Snow on U.S. and Europe By Stephen Leahy; UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 28, 2011 (IPS) The world’s northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes of warm water are pouring into the Arctic Ocean, speeding the melt of sea ice, according to a new study. Surface temperatures in parts of the Arctic have been 21 degrees C, 38 degrees...

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Nuclear Reactors, Dams at Risk Due to Global Warming

February 26, 2010
Nuclear Reactors, Dams at Risk Due to Global Warming

Christine Dell’Amore; National Geographic News; February 26, 2010 This story is part of a special series that explores the global water crisis. For more clean water news, photos, and information, visit National Geographic’s Freshwater Web site. As climate change throws Earth’s water cycle off-kilter, the world’s energy infrastructure may end up in hot water, experts say.

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Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather

January 28, 2010
Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather

Scientists look at the big picture, not today’s weather, to see the impact of climate change February 25, 2009; Scientific American; Earth Talk Don’t all these huge snow and ice storms across the country mean that the globe isn’t really warming? I’ve never seen such a winter! – Mark Franklin, Helena, MT “Warmer temperatures in the winter of 2006 caused Lake Erie to not freeze for the first time in its history. This actually led to increased snowfalls because more evaporating water from the lake was available for precipitation.”...

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American oil money is now pumping Global Warming denials world-wide

December 22, 2009

Climate Change Deniers Without Borders American oil money is pumping up climate change skeptics abroad. Could they kneecap a post-Copenhagen accord? By Josh Harkinson, Tue Dec. 22, 2009 3:59 AM PST Writing two weeks ago in Poland’s most popular tabloid, the Super Express, an economic analyst named Tomasz Teluk claimed that a potential climate agreement in Copenhagen might double Poles’ electricity bills, hobble his coal-dependent country, and even lead to one-world government. “Fortunately,” he wrote, the “global warming scare” has been hugely overblown: “As each of...

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“First Step”, Obama hails Copenhagen deal

December 19, 2009

“First Step” Obama hails Copenhagen deal as “unprecedented breakthrough” The Los Angeles Times 12-19-2009 President Obama found Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in a room that surprisingly also included the leaders of Brazil, India and South Africa, some of whom the United States had believed to be headed for the airport in defeat. Together, the leaders found compromise on key issues, chiefly a system to subject developing nations to scrutiny of their pledges to limit emissions as a share of their economies. Under the system, nations would self-report their emission...

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IOM: Climate change to force 1 billion people to migrate

December 9, 2009

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009; Copenhagen: International Organisation for Migration (IOM) report Climate change and environmental degradation will force as many as one billion people to migrate over the next four decades to southeast Asia, central America and parts of west Africa, world’s leading migration agency has said. Small island states have already disappeared under water forcing international migration. Elsewhere, large numbers of displaced people have moved to already-crowded cities, putting extra pressure on the poorer countries at highest risk from environmental stress and degradation associated with climatic shifts, it...

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‘Scary’ climate message from past

October 10, 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009 13:02 UK; By Richard Black; Environment correspondent, BBC News website A new historical record of carbon dioxide levels suggests current political targets on climate may be “playing with fire”, scientists say. Researchers used ocean sediments to plot CO2 levels back 20 million years. Levels similar to those now commonly regarded as adequate to tackle climate change were associated with sea levels 80 feet to 130 feet higher than today!

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the World Bank urges climate action now

September 15, 2009

Bank urges climate ‘action now’ Tuesday, 15 September 2009 By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website Climate change will be a serious barrier to growth in poorer nations and must be curbed, says the World Bank. The bank’s World Development Report (WDR) urges a rapid scaling-up of spending on clean energy research and protection for poorer countries. Even a warming of 2C (3.6F) – the G8′s target – could reduce GDP in poor nations, the report concludes. The bank urges governments to conclude an “equitable deal” at December’s...

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Arctic: Warmest in 2,000 years

September 3, 2009
Arctic: Warmest in 2,000 years

Thursday, 3 September 2009, By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website Arctic temperatures are now warmer than at any time in the last 2,000 years, research reveals. Changes to the Earth’s orbit drove centuries of cooling, but temperatures rose fast in the last 100 years as human greenhouse gas emissions rose. The result is a “hockey stick”-like sudden 90 degree turn, in which the last decade – 1998-2008 – stands out as the warmest in the entire series.

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Australia’s warm winter a record

September 3, 2009

By Phil Mercer, BBC News, Sydney; Thursday, 3 September 2009 Australia has experienced its warmest August on record amid soaring winter temperatures. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology says that August was a “most extraordinary month” with mean temperatures 2.47C above the long-term average. Blair Trewin, from the National Climate Centre, says the past month has brought unprecedented conditions. “Early last week we saw a number of locations in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland break their August record-high temperatures by four or five degrees. And to break records by...

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Current Climate Targets Will Kill Coral; The High Cost of fossil fuels!

September 2, 2009

Wednesday, 2 September 2009 By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News Coral reefs do more than look pretty – they are nurseries for many fish Current climate targets are not enough to save the world’s coral reefs – and policymakers urgently need to consider the economic consequences. Studies suggest that reefs are worth more than $100bn (£60bn) annually, but are already being damaged...

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Military Analysts Say Global Warming Is A Threat To Our Security

August 8, 2009

Jay Yarow; Aug. 8, 2009, 7:35 PM; New York Times The military analysts the Times spoke to say that climate issues could destabilize regions, increase terrorism, and destroy governments. With extreme weather comes displacement. As people have to leave their homes, the government steps in with aid. Further, as new groups of people are forced to live together there’s a risk of warfare.

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Polar ice thickness has decreased dramatically

July 11, 2009
Polar ice thickness has decreased dramatically

WWF’s Dr. Neil Hamilton on Global Warming in the Arctic the Director of the International Arctic Program ice thickness has decreased dramatically since 2003:   It’s now about half as thick. In its report “Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air,” the Union of Concerned Scientists slammed ExxonMobil for lying: “underwriting the most sophisticated disinformation campaign since the tobacco industry,” as well as for “funneling about $16 million between 1998 and 2005 to a network of ideological and advocacy organizations that manufacture uncertainty on the issue.” One big-oil front group, the...

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The Global Humanitarian Forum: Climate Change Kills 300,000 A Year

May 29, 2009

Think Tank Led By Former U.N. Secretary General Also Says World Loses $125B Annually From Global Warming May 29, 2009 (CBS/AP) A think-tank led by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan says that around 300,000 people die each year from disasters related to climate change. The Global Humanitarian Forum also estimates that global warming seriously affects 325 million people and causes $125 billion in economic losses each year. Annan says people in the world’s poorest countries are most affected by changes in the weather and environment.

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