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Tue, 2007-04-17 11:46Bill Miller
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Global warming may land U.S. in hot water

As the world turns warmer, water will become a major domestic and national-security problem for the U.S., a scientific report says, with states clashing over control of rivers at home, and shortages and floods worsening conflicts and terrorism abroad.

Tue, 2007-04-17 11:10Bill Miller
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UN Security Council launches landmark debate on global warming

For the first time in its 60-year history, the UN Security Council today began discussing how climate change could trigger conflicts and famine. It is a milestone event in UN history in that global warming has taken center stage away from politics and government mismanagement as the usual culprits behind conflicts and human miseries.

Tue, 2007-04-17 03:00Jim Hoggan
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New analysis: Chinese and Saudi Diplomats Water Down Global Warming Estimates

This is a DeSmogBlog release sent out to media this morning:

ANALYSIS OF LEAKED DOCUMENTS SHOWSINAPPROPRIATE AND UNJUSTIFIEDPOLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT

Chinese and Saudi Diplomats Water Down Global Warming Estimates

Go here for the full release and a copy of the analysis report.

Tue, 2007-04-10 17:05Kevin Grandia
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IPCC summary report culled and it's the deniers who claim censorship?

It's clear that the United States, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia flexed their collective United Nations muscle in negotiating the final version of the IPCC's summary for policymakers released in Brussels on Friday. But don't let the global warming deniers tell you that the report was somehow played up by the “alarmist” UN and “their socialist group of scientists bent on new world order.”

The exact opposite occurred.


Tue, 2007-04-10 11:19Bill Miller
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Border taxes cited to spur transition to low-carbon economy

In the wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change findings, Border Tax Adjustments are being touted as a way to deal with rich countries, such as the U.S. and Australia, which haven’t ratified the Kyoto Protocol or levied a carbon charge on exports.

Fri, 2007-04-06 06:53Richard Littlemore
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IPCC Warning Bleak Despite Political Interference

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its bleakest ever report on climate change today (April 6, 2007) - overcoming a pitched round of political interference in the process.
Tue, 2007-03-27 09:53Bill Miller
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Global warming heats up in the Arctic

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic holds some 25 per cent of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas, among other resources, and the melting of the Polar ice cap due to human-induced climate change is accelerating the stampede for riches. It's a catastrophic scenario for the Arctic ecosystem, for polar bears and other wildlife, and for Inuit populations whose ancient cultures depend on frozen waters.

Fri, 2007-03-23 10:34Ross Gelbspan
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IPCC Pulls Its Punches: Scientific American

After some debate, the scientists and diplomats of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued their long-anticipated summary report in February – leaving out a reference to an accelerated warming trend.

By excluding statements that provoked disagreement and adhering strictly to data published in peer-reviewed journals, the IPCC has generated a conservative document that may underestimate the changes that will result from a warming world, much as its 2001 report did.

Wed, 2007-03-21 10:37Bill Miller
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Global warming a “weapon of mass destruction,” says British climatologist

Accused of overstating the hazard, climate experts are striking back over the seriousness of climate change. One climate expert said it posed a greater threat than terrorism.

Sat, 2007-03-03 10:44Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change and Evangelism

A frightened - and frightening - rump of the evangelical community has launched an attack on the climate change consensus, suggesting that it is somehow inherently anti-human.

The first volley in the most recent attack came last Monday from the Rev. Jerry Falwell - the Moral Majority founder who has done so much to reintroduce religion into American politics. Falwell, who apparently has an inside track on the devil's thoughts and tactics, said that climate change was “Satan’s attempt to redirect the church’s primary focus” from evangelism to environmentalism.

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