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May 20, 2013 Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'

Source: BBC News

Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term. Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere. Writing in...

May 17, 2013 Dumb Question: Do We Need Washington If the S&P 500 Say They're 'Sustainable'?

Large companies are reducing their own emissions. You can go to these sustainability confabs and there's a sense that they can do it all on their own. So, why do Washington and policy even matter, like, at all?

May 17, 2013 World's Biggest Ice Sheets More Stable Than Previously Thought: A Study

Source: Nature World News

Scientists have long used ancient shorelines to predict the stability of today's largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica believing, for example, that markings of a high shoreline from 3,000,000 years ago during a warm...

May 16, 2013 Survey finds scientific consensus on cause of climate change: humans

Source: Rawstory.com

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity. Authors of the survey, published on Thursday in the journal Environmental Research...

May 16, 2013 Duke Energy ranks third in carbon emissions report

Source: Charlotte Business Review

Duke Energy reduced its carbon emissions in 2011 by about 6.6 million tons from a year earlier, but the Charlotte-based utility remained the nations third-largest carbon emitter, says a new report on the industry.

May 15, 2013 'Best estimate' for impact of melting ice on sea level rise

Source: BBC News

Researchers have published their most advanced calculation for the likely impact of melting ice on global sea levels. The EU funded team say the ice sheets and glaciers could add 36.8 centimetres to the oceans by 2100. Adding in...

May 14, 2013 Scientists Find Extensive Glacial Retreat in Mount Everest Region

Science Daily - To evaluate the temperature and precipitation patterns in the area, Thakuri and his colleagues have been analyzing hydro-meteorological data from the Nepal Climate Observatory stations and Nepal's Department of...

May 14, 2013 Germany's Merkel eyes tougher carbon targets

Sydney Morning Herald - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she's confident that European Union member states can agree to more ambitious climate protection targets. Germany is in talks with EU member states including Poland...

May 14, 2013 Ahead of June climate change talks, UN body urges coordinated response to CO2 ‘danger zone’

Source: UN News Centre

In the face of “clear and present danger,” the United Nations climate change body is warning that a stepped-up coordinated response is needed to fend off the impacts of climate change after the world’s carbon-dioxide...

May 14, 2013 A Change in Temperature

Source: NY Times

Since 1896, scientists have been trying to answer a deceptively simple question: What will happen to the temperature of the earth if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles?

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