Climate

Report Alleges Widespread Political Interference in Climate Science
January 30, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Democratic chairman of a House panel examining the government's response to climate change said Tuesday there is evidence that senior Bush administration officials sought repeatedly "to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming."

UN Says Developing Countries Deserve Break on Climate
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura McInnes, Reuters

Emerging giants China and India should not be asked to cut carbon emissions as fast as rich countries, despite being among the world's top greenhouse gas producers, international officials said Friday.

Indonesia May Lose 2,000 Islands to Climate Change
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Indonesia could lose about 2,000 islands by 2030 due to climate change, the country's environment minister said on Monday.

Canada Worried by Plunging Caribou Population
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

The caribou population in Canada's vast Northwest Territories is falling rapidly and the increasingly warm climate could slow the animals' chances of recovery, a wildlife specialist said Friday.

U.N. Climate Report Will Shock the World, Chairman Says
January 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

A forthcoming U.N. report on climate change will provide the most credible evidence yet of a human link to global warming and hopefully shock the world into taking more action, the panel's chairman said on Thursday.

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.

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