Wed, 2007-08-08 09:13Bill Miller
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UN links 13 weather events so far this year to global warming

The United Nations World Meteorological Association linked 13 extreme weather events around the world so far this year to global warming yesterday, saying that heat- and flooding-related catastrophes can be thought of as consequences of global warming — and signs of what is to come if nothing is done to stop the runaway climate change engulfing the globe due to greenhouse gas emissions.


Wed, 2007-08-08 07:07Ross Gelbspan
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Why DeSmog? Ask A Chinese Traffic Cop

Chinese city traffic police have an average life expectancy of just 43 years because of the dire working conditions and pollution, state media said. And nearly every traffic policeman in the booming southern Chinese city of Guangzhou suffered nose or throat infections caused by dirty air.  Xinhua news agency said a survey of eight cities found that police officers who had worked the streets for more than 20 years were the most at risk.
Tue, 2007-08-07 12:28Kevin Grandia
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In the DeSmogosphere Archive; August 7, 2007

Tue, 2007-08-07 11:48Emily Murgatroyd
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New UN Website on Climate Change

The United Nations has just launched a new comprehensive website to inform on its dealings with climate change. You can learn about the IPCC, UN global warming initiatives, latest news and much more.

I think it's worth noting as well, that the UN now calls the link between climate change and human activity, 'unequivocal'. Check out the site here.

Tue, 2007-08-07 11:26Emily Murgatroyd
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US Media to Blame for Global Warming Inaction?

A new study published by a media watchdog group analyzes how the American News Media has downplayed global warming science, it's consequences and that humans are responsible for the increase in greenhouse gasses.

The report compared US and UK headlines in the same time frame and found that while the UK presented climate change as a catastrophe that deserved urgent action, the US portrayed climate change as an ongoing debate with science that lacks certainty.


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