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A new United Nations study says hundreds of millions of livelihoods will be affected by melting snow and ice due to climate change , and time is running out for political leaders to reach agreement on curbing emissions.
A BBC investigation has found that after more than two years the program has boosted electricity bills and given windfall profits to power companies without achieving its touted objective of slashing carbon emissions.
The Bush administration is drastically scaling back efforts to measure global warming from space, just as the president tries to convince the world the U.S. is ready to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases.
Scientists said they will face major gaps in data that can be collected only from satellites about ice caps and sheets, surface levels of seas and lakes, sizes of glaciers, surface radiation, water vapor, snow cover and atmospheric carbon dioxide.
China vowed to “blaze a new path to industrialisation” today as it unveiled its first national plan on climate change.
But in a blow to efforts to tackle global warming, the world's second biggest producer of greenhouse gases refused to accept binding targets for emissions, saying wealthy developed nations must take the bulk of the responsibility for the problem.
Public opinion polls show a significant increase in the number of Americans who support strong climate action.
Deeper digging shows this support is superficial, too thin to drive the rapid sociopolitical change now required. For the first time, however, a small, but measurable number of Americans – probably no more than 3% – identify climate change as the greatest threat.
The Bush administration is writing a new plan to maintain governmental control in the wake of an attack or overwhelming natural disaster, moving such doomsday planning for the first time from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to officials inside the White House.
The policy makes no reference to Congressional checks and balances on the president's power to impose martial law or other extraordinary measures. Nor does it acknowledge the National Emergencies Act, a law that gives Congress the right to override the president's determination. Instead. the Bush team is pushing controversial theory that the Constitution gives the president an unwritten power to disobey laws at his own discretion.
The big story today, which we wrote about last night was some outrageous statements made by White House appointed NASA administrator, Michael Griffin.
Today, Jim Hansen, a top NASA scientist is coming back at Griffin hard in an exclusive interview with ABC News. Hansen states:It's an incredibly arrogant and ignorant statement,” Hansen told ABC News. “It indicates a complete ignorance of understanding the implications of climate change.”
In the same week that NASA scientists are reporting that we are at a dangerous and critical global warming tipping point, their top administrator will take to the airwaves tomorrow morning with a very different, if not diametrically opposite message.