• Indian Climate Conference and European Lessons

    • Date: 21/02/10

    Kottayam, Kerala: The four-day international conference on climate change and developing countries got under way here on Friday evening. Inaugurating the conference, Mahatma Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Gurukkal stressed the need to make the knowledge generated in the scientific community disseminate among the people so that society would be able to think about collective action. […]

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  • Barack Obama’s Climate Policy In Crisis

    • Date: 21/02/10

    President Barack Obama’s climate change policy is in crisis amid a barrage of US lawsuits challenging goverment directives and the defection of major corporate backers for his ambitious green programmes. The legal challenges and splits in the US climate consensus follow revelations of major flaws in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, […]

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  • Resignation Of Top UN Climate Official Clouds Future Of Global Treaty Talks

    • Date: 19/02/10

    The United Nations’ top climate official is stepping down, leaving behind deep international divisions over how to forge a new treaty on global climate change. Dutch diplomat Yvo de Boer announced yesterday that he will step down as executive director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. His resignation takes effect July 1, just […]

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  • Kyoto Framework Faces Collapse

    • Date: 18/02/10

    Efforts to extend the Kyoto climate pact framework risk collapse in a setback to years of diplomatic bargains, as chances fade that the United States will join other rich nations in capping emissions. December’s U.N. climate conference in Denmark failed to cite the U.N.-brokered Kyoto pact as a touchstone — sapping hopes for a global […]

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  • Controversies Create Opening For Climate Critics

    • Date: 17/02/10

    The spate of recent controversies about climate research has given fresh voice to a group of scientists who question the mainstream view that human activity is warming the planet to dangerous levels. Very few scientists disagree that the earth’s climate has warmed since 1850. But some have long argued that there are too many uncertainties […]

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  • Companies Quit Climate Lobby Groups

    • Date: 17/02/10

    The Obama administration’s faltering efforts to pass climate change legislation suffered another blow on Tuesday when BP and ConocoPhillips abruptly pulled out of the leading business group lobbying for curbs on US greenhouse gas emissions. By withdrawing from the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), the oil groups, together with Caterpillar, the heavy machinery company, […]

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  • IPCC Doubles Dutch Area Below Sea Level

    • Date: 16/02/10

    Just when the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change thought it could put mistakes of the fourth assessment report behind it and carry on with its work, fresh instances of alleged manipulations have emerged. The UN climate change panel has admitted that its 2007 report wrongly stated that 55% of the Netherlands lies below the sea […]

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  • Now IPCC Hurricane Data Is Questioned

    • Date: 15/02/10

    More trouble looms for the IPCC. The body may need to revise statements made in its Fourth Assessment Report on hurricanes and global warming. A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported. Les Hatton once fixed weather models at the Met Office. Having […]

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