New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty aiming to stop average temperatures rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels urgently needs more research,...
Have you been feeling a little cynical about the “clean coal” lobby's claims that we can simply and neatly bury our greenhouse gas emissions and forget about them?
A comprehensive, in-depth report was released yesterday by Greenpeace International called “False Hope: Why Carbon capture and storage won't save the climate.” The bottom line, as I've written here on DeSmog before, is that the timeline is just too long for Carbon Capture and Sequestration to have the desired affect on greenhouse gas emissions.
MEDIA RELEASE 7 May 2008
Five prominent New Zealand scientists say global warming is real
The Heartland Institute has named five New Zealanders in a list of 500 scientists whose published research is alleged to undermine support for the idea that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, largely fossil fuel burning, is warming the globe.
The Heartland Institute is still misrepresenting 500 scientists as “co-authors” of a paper that challenges the human role in global warming.
Although Heartland President and CEO Joseph Bast conceded on Monday that his organization had been wrong to present the scientists as people who personally and professionally doubted the proof of humankind's impact on the climate, he refused to respond to the demands from dozens of those scientists to have their names removed entirely from the web-published “paper.”
Seems that the idea that human activity is causing climate isn't new at all. The headline in the October 28, 1956 edition of the New York Times warns: