Climate

Warming to Raise Seas for 1,000 Years
January 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

World sea levels will keep rising for more than 1,000 years even if governments manage to slow a projected surge in temperatures this century blamed on greenhouse gases, a draft U.N. climate report says.

More Polar Bears Giving Birth on Land
January 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Pregnant polar bears in Alaska, which spend most of their lives on sea ice, are increasingly giving birth on land, according to researchers who say global warming is probably to blame.

Bush Climate Speech Fails to Impress Down Under
January 24, 2007 12:00 AM - James Grubel, Reuters

President George W. Bush's annual address to Congress failed to recognise the seriousness of climate change and his comments were driven by U.S. fears about oil supplies, the Australian Greens party said on Wednesday.

Facing Global Warming, Are People Like Frogs?
January 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Confronted by new evidence of global warming, will people react like frogs? According to an often-told story, a frog will try to jump out if you drop it into hot water but the hapless creature will stay, and eventually die, if you put it in a pan of cool water and slowly bring it to a boil.

Industry Executives Call on Bush to Accept Mandatory Action Against Climate Change
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The chief executives of 10 major organizations, on the eve of the State of the Union address, urged President Bush on Monday to support mandatory reductions in climate-changing pollution and establish reductions targets.

Experts Say Alps Glaciers Will Melt by 2050
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - William J. Kole, Associated Press

Glaciers will all but disappear from the Alps by 2050, scientists warned Monday, basing their bleak outlook on mounting evidence of slow but steady melting of the continental ice sheets.

EU Chief Backs Rules to Force Car Makers to Cut CO2 Emissions
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Reuters

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso backs forcing car makers to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, EU officials said Tuesday, deflecting questions over a split in the EU executive on proposed legislation.

Prince Charles Cancels Ski Trip to Help Save Planet
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles, criticised for booking a transatlantic flight to collect an environmental award, has cancelled a ski trip to Switzerland to reduce greenhouse gases, a palace source said on Saturday.

Calls to Act on Global Warming Precede Bush Speech
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Environmentalists, evangelical Christians and congressional and corporate leaders have called for action on global warming in the days leading up to President Bush's State of the Union speech.

Massachusetts Joins Northeast U.S. Greenhouse Pact
January 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Jason Szep, Reuters

Massachusetts Thursday joined seven other northeastern U.S. states in the nation's largest pact to control greenhouse gases, bypassing a White House refusal to limit carbon dioxide emissions.

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