Monthly archives: Octobre 2006

Octobre

30
2006

Major warning sounded on climate change

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Britain issued a call for urgent action on climate change on Monday after a hard-hitting report painted an apocalyptic picture of the economic and environmental fallout from further global warming. The report said failing to tackle climate change could push world temperatures up by 5 degrés Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) over the next century, causing severe floods and harsh droughts and potentially uprooting as many as 200 millions de personnes. Lire la suite


Octobre

10
2006

Climate is changing on global warming views

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Proposals to combat global warming are suddenly cropping up faster than ice melts on a summer day: Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the nation�s first cap on temperature-raising greenhouse gases last month in California. He initiated an ambitious schedule of emissions cuts by power plants, factories and cars by 2020. Former Vice President Al Gore is proposing �green� mortgage incentives and electricity buy-backs to chip away at the �inconvenient truth� he believes is on an escalating trajectory. Lire la suite


Octobre

09
2006

Global Warming

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Introduction What is the greenhouse effect, and is it affecting our climate? Are greenhouse gases increasing? Is the climate warming? Are El Niヨos related to Global Warming? Is the hydrological cycle (evaporation and precipitation) changing? Is the atmospheric/oceanic circulation changing? Is the climate becoming more variable or extreme? How important are these changes in a longer-term context? Is sea level rising? Can the observed changes be explained by natural variability? What about the future? Additional Information Lire la suite


Octobre

09
2006

Le réchauffement climatique: Will the Sun come to our rescue?

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Climate change is with us. A decade ago, it was conjecture. Now the future is unfolding before our eyes. Canada’s Inuit see it in disappearing Arctic ice and permafrost. The shantytown dwellers of Latin America and Southern Asia see it in lethal storms and floods. Europeans see it in disappearing glaciers, forest fires and fatal heat waves. Scientists see it in tree rings, ancient coral and bubbles trapped in ice cores. These reveal that the world has not been as warm as it is now for a millennium or more. The three warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998; 19 of the warmest 20 since 1980. And Earth has probably never warmed as fast as in the past 30 ans – a period when natural influences on global temperatures, such as solar cycles and volcanoes should have cooled us down. Studies of the thermal inertia of the oceans suggest that there is more warming in the pipeline. Lire la suite


Octobre

09
2006

Le réchauffement climatique: Will the Sun come to our rescue?

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Climate change is with us. A decade ago, it was conjecture. Now the future is unfolding before our eyes. Canada’s Inuit see it in disappearing Arctic ice and permafrost. The shantytown dwellers of Latin America and Southern Asia see it in lethal storms and floods. Europeans see it in disappearing glaciers, forest fires and fatal heat waves. Scientists see it in tree rings, ancient coral and bubbles trapped in ice cores. These reveal that the world has not been as warm as it is now for a millennium or more. The three warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998; 19 of the warmest 20 since 1980. And Earth has probably never warmed as fast as in the past 30 ans – a period when natural influences on global temperatures, such as solar cycles and volcanoes should have cooled us down. Studies of the thermal inertia of the oceans suggest that there is more warming in the pipeline. Lire la suite


Octobre

09
2006

India faces global warming disaster: Study

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SYDNEY: Millions of people in Asia-Pacific region, including India, could be forced from their homes and suffer increasing disease, cyclones and floods caused by global warming, scientists warned on Monday. Climate change will seriously threaten regional human security and national economies this century, according to a report by the Australian government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO). Lire la suite


Octobre

06
2006

All can play part in beating global warming -expert

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LONDON, Octobre 6 (Reuters) – Everyone has a part to play in combating global warmingwhether simply turning off lights in an empty room or making their own electricity from the wind and sun, experts said on Friday. No matter how small the action in the context of the vast problem of man-made climate change, every little bit counts, was the message from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) on the opening day of the Ideal Home Show in London Lire la suite


Octobre

05
2006

New Wave of Science Links Global Warming, Hurricanes

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/A long series of peer-reviewed research articles published since 2005 has dramatically established the link between human-induced global warming and growing hurricane activity, according to leading scientists from the nation’s top climate research institutions. And, a major study to be released next week, conducted by 19 climate scientists, provides the final piece of the puzzle mapping out the linkage between global warming and hurricane activity. In the past climate models had predicted that hurricane intensity would increase as global average temperature rose. Cependant, over the past year, scientists have shown that increase is already underway. In a series of 16 studies, leading researchers have clarified various aspects of the link between increasing hurricane intensity, frequency and global warming. They have also examined alternative explanations for an increase in global hurricane intensity and found little data to support these alternatives. Lire la suite


Octobre

05
2006

Real scientists are ignored when it comes to global warming

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The world has already passed the point of no return for climate change or why are true scientists like Professor James Lovelock ignored while environmental hucksters get the gold. Real scientists are having their message ignored because the media has too short of an attention span. And the environmental hucksters don’t want to share the spotlight, the fame and the money. Lire la suite


Octobre

05
2006

Le réchauffement climatique: time for a heated debate

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In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore presents himself as prophet rather than politician. The former American vice-president uses the documentary to preach what he believes is the only legitimate view on climate change. He implies that anyone who deviates from The Truth According to Gore is � literally � corrupt, insane or possibly hates their children. Lire la suite