Climate

Second Major U.S. Climate Change Science Program Report Issued
August 11, 2007 07:56 PM - U.S. Department of Energy

Report Evaluates the Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Concentrations.

Experiment Suggests Limitations to Carbon Dioxide 'Tree Banking'
August 11, 2007 03:16 PM - Monte Basgall, Duke University

Duke Forest trees receiving extra amounts of the gas for a decade added carbon to their tissues, but unevenly

No Development, No Peace
August 11, 2007 02:09 PM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

When a war erupts, as in Darfur, most policymakers look for a political explanation and a political solution. This is understandable, but it misses a basic point. By understanding the role of geography, climate, and population growth in the conflict, we can find more realistic solutions than if we stick with politics alone.

What A 250-Million-Year-Old Extinction Event Tells Us About Earth Today
August 10, 2007 04:49 PM - Jesse Boyett Anderson, Stanford News Service

Stanford University - Approximately 250 million years ago, vast numbers of species disappeared from Earth. A massive, rapid release of carbon may have triggered this extinction.

NOAA Update: Atlantic Hurricane Season - Above-Normal Season Still Expected
August 9, 2007 03:50 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

NOAA is predicting an above average hurricane season for 2007. The 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center was released this week.

Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
August 9, 2007 02:24 PM - Michigan State University

Permafrost — the perpetually frozen foundation of North America — isn’t so permanent anymore, and scientists are scrambling to understand the pros and cons when terra firma goes soft.

The Human Impact of Climate Crisis
August 6, 2007 02:33 PM - By Nadra Hassan Mohammed El Mahdi for Panos, London

Sudan, Africa. Increasing desertification has robbed Sudan’s villages of their pastures and children of their education. This is the story of Usama Ahmed Al-Iman, one of many children who has been forced to drop out of school.

China Silences Green GDP Study, Report Says
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

China has stopped the public release of an official study putting a cost to the nation's environmental damage, a government researcher told a Chinese newspaper, blaming official reluctance to confront pollution.

Floods Hit Southern Britain, Power and Water Cut
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Stephen Hird, Reuters

Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged more funds on Monday to tackle some of Britain's worst flooding for nearly 60 years as rising waters made thousands homeless and plunged entire towns under water.

Climate Change Fears Reach Even Formula One Racing
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

Talking about climate change at a Formula One race might at first glance seem like praising celibacy in a brothel. The world's top motor sport competition is for many the epitome of gas-guzzling wastefulness with powerful engines burning nearly a litre of fossil fuel per kilometre while a vast entourage of people and machines jets to races round the world.

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