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Because We Didn't Get an Oscar: Play Stars and Stinkers

Global warming is serious business, and this site has some pretty no-nonsense goals. There is, however, something to be said for having a little fun (and poking a little fun) every once in a while.

We created our flash game, Stars and Stinkers, to lighten things up, and to help raise awareness about global warming among a larger, celebrity loving and hating audience.

UN draft: Climate-change impact worse than expected

An unpublished draft of the long-awaited second part of a United Nations report , obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE, says global warming is happening faster than previously believed. No region of the planet will be spared, says the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and some will be especially hard-hit.

Global warming heralds lower timber values and shorter logging seasons in New Hampshire

Experts say climate change can also increase the number of insects and have serious impact on tourism and maple syrup production in the “Live Free or Die” state.

California touts new warming law as boon to economy

As coal-state officials struggle over growing demand for lower carbon emissions, California lawmakers told a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. their legislation to cut carbon-dioxide output to 1990 levels by 2020 is predicted to bring $60 billion and 80,000 new jobs to the state economy.

Climate change is as dangerous as war, says UN chief

In his first address on the subject, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he would make climate crisis the focus of talks with leaders at a meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the United States and Russia. He also urged the U.S. to take the lead in the fight against global warming.

Britain experiencing its second warmest winter on record

The UK mean temperature reached 5.47C (41.8F) compared with the warmest winter on record in 1988-89, when the mean was 5.82C (42.5F). In southern England, winter warmth set a new high, reaching 6.53C (43.8F), beating 6.49C (43.7F) in 1989-90. And meteorologists say there’s more to come.

Asmunn Moene

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Asmunn Moene

 Credentials

  •  PhD.
  • M.Sc., Meteorology.

Source: [1]

L. Graham Smith

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L. Graham Smith

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Waterloo (presumably in Geological Sciences/Environmental Management).
  • B.Sc., Leeds.
  • M.A., Victoria.

Source: [1], [2]

August Auer

August Auer

 Credentials

  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (1965).
  • B.S., Professional Meteorology, St. Louis University (1962).

Source: [1]

 Background

August Auer passed away in June, 2007. He was a professor emeritus at the University of Wyoming and a former news weatherman.

Rob Scagel

Rob K Scagel

 Credentials

  • M.Sc. (Botany). [1]

 Background

Rob Scagel is listed as the “principal consultant” for a company called Pacific Phytometric Consultants based in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Numerous sources describe Scagel as a “forest microclimate specialist.”

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