Tue, 2007-08-14 06:08Ross Gelbspan
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Wolfowitz Censored Bank References to Warming

The Bush administration has consistently thwarted efforts by the World Bank to include global warming in its calculations, according to documents made public through a watchdog. On one occasion, the White House's pointman at the bank, the now disgraced Paul Wolfowitz, personally intervened to remove the words “climate change” from the title of a bank progress report and ordered changes to the text of the report to shift the focus away from global warming.

Mon, 2007-08-13 11:11Bill Miller
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Arctic sea ice retreats to record low by end of summer with ominious consequences for global warming

Measurements by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center showed the extent of sea ice on August 8 was almost 30% below the long-term average. Researchers have forecast ice-free summers in the Arctic by 2040.

Mon, 2007-08-13 10:29Bill Miller
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EU, UK carbon-reduction targets questioned, but Britain holds steady

Citing an internal briefing paper for ministers, the Guardian newspaper reported that under current policies it would be “challenging” for Britain to reach a target of 9% for energy renewables such as wind, solar or hydropower - well short of the EU's 2020 target of 20%, but up from the current 2%.

Mon, 2007-08-13 09:06Ross Gelbspan
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'Down Under' Is Where Some Australians Put Their Heads

A parliamentary report into carbon capture and storage has revealed division within the Federal Government over whether climate change is caused by humans. The inquiry into storing carbon underground says there is compelling evidence that human activity is changing the global climate. But four Coalition MPs disagree.

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