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Unlikely coalition pushing Bush for federal cap on carbon emissions

Politicians, business leaders and economists have joined environmentalists in calling for new laws to restrict greenhouse gases. The US administration has thus far rejected these efforts, but momentum for change has been building since the February 2 release of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that called global warming “unequivocal” and said with 90 percent probability that human activities help cause it.

Data shows last month was hottest January on record

The U.S. National Climatic Data Center says the world’s land areas were 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than “a normal January” and 0.81 degrees hotter than the previous record set in 2002, which meteorologists said is “a lot” since such barriers are usually broken by only hundredths of a degree at a time.

New Zealand aims to be world’s greenest in war on climate change

A country that prides itself on its green image has set the ambitious goal of cutting its greenhouse-gas emissions to zero.

Reports of ExMo's Reform Prove Premature

Anyone celebrating ExxonMobil's recent announcement that it acknowledges the truth of climate change can stick the cork back in the bottle. While Exxon's vice president for public affairs, Kenneth Cohen cast climate cange as undeniable, ExMo CEO Rex Tillerson made it clear yesterday that the company is still happily clinging to doubt.

“My understanding is there’s not a clear 100 percent conclusion drawn,” Tillerson told an industry gathering in Houston. “Nobody can conclusively 100 percent know how this is going to play out. I think that’s important.”

Blair Will Bypass Bush to Mobilize US in Climate Fight

Tony Blair is to devote himself to fighting global warming when he quits power this summer by promoting an American rethink on the Kyoto protocol.

Bush Says He's Even More Misunderstood than ExxonMobil

President Bush is widely considered one of the world's most prominent skeptics of global warming. But to hear White House officials tell it, the world's view of him is wrong. In recent days, White House officials have made a special effort to argue that Bush has always been concerned about climate change. Moreover, they say, he has long acknowledged that human activity may be a significant factor.

Serious Science: Win a DeSmogBlog T-Shirt

Guess - or figure out - what “distinguished Canadian climatologist” drew the trend line on this graph from the top of one peak to the bottom of another (a sure sign of excellence in scientific observation).

Coveted DeSmogBlog t-shirts go to the first - and the funniest - correct answers (the latter to be decided by a discerning panel of DeSmogBlog experts; i.e., Kevin and me).

Good luck. In fact, in this perilous times, good luck to us all.

Comm. professor says framing key to winning global warming struggle

An American University professor says until scientists learn to communicate strategically on global warming we're not going to get the policy solutions we need, just more gridlock and a worsening problem.

Ill winds passed during Congressional hot-air debate

A recent three-hour House hearing on global warming underscored how politically charged the climate-change issue remains, even as several formerly skeptical Members of Congress said they were now convinced it’s time to act. One skeptical California Republican even blamed some earlier warming on “dinosaur flatulence.”

British airline tycoon pledges $25 million to spur research aimed at winning greenhouse-gas battle

The prize will go to the first person or group to discover a way to remove billions of tones of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore has endorsed the five-year contest.

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