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First Comprehensive Comparison of Climate Change Models, Simulations Begins this Week

Scientific models and computer simulations from research groups around the world that span climate change impacts on ecosystems, agriculture, water supplies and health will be compared for the first time starting this week. The comprehensive analysis will be coordinated the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

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Marathon Session at COP17 Produces the Durban Platform

The Durban Platform emerges in post-conference sessions

Unwilling to allow the two-week negotiations at the COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa, a marathon session lasting 36 hours beyond the scheduled end of the talks, produced the “Durban Platform”. The document calls for all nations–developed and developing–to negotiate a treaty by 2015 to cut carbon emissions to go into effect by 2020. Nations still adhering to the Kyoto Protocol (fewer countries …

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Combating the Culture of Climate Change Denial

Overcoming a culture that pits Man against nature

The failure to accept the anthropogenic origins of climate change may be partly attributable to a fallacy of modern culture. Popular culture pits us against nature which in turn undermines efforts to curtail climate change. Man versus nature is one of seven conflicts in literary studies, it relates to the theme in literature that places a character against the forces of nature. Many disaster films and …

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The Idiots Guide to Skeptics

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Well it is about time. The collective experts have spoken. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a 2007 Nobel Prize winning group of climate scientists, are releasing a report that basically says that the bad weather is just getting started. All of the crazy storms, flooding and general mayhem of the …

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Renewable Energy Could Supply Most of World’s Energy Demand by 2050 – Special IPCC Report

Renewable energy could supply most of the world's power by 2050, new IPCC report says

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation earlier this week in Abu Dhabi. Given proper policy changes and incentives from world governments, the report says, nearly 80 percent of global energy demand could be met by renewable energy sources by 2050. The report 77 percent is the high-end, optimistic projection. On the low …

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Hide the Decline – Unpacking the Climategate Emails

Repeated investigations have exonerated Phil Jones, Michael Mann, and the other scientists whose emails where hacked back in 2009, yet some cling to the notion of a massive, coordinated hoax among scientists. After all, wasn’t there talk of using “tricks” and “hiding the decline?” Peter Sinclair a.k.a. YouTube’s Greenman3610, adds some common sense and context to the discussion. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8Ve6KE-Us’] Related articles The True …

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