Archive for November, 2009

Climate Change Skeptics see Smoking Gun in emails

Climate change skeptics claim recently-revealed emails between scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit in the UK show that researchers fudged data on global warming and sought to discredit skeptics by attempting to ban their papers from scientific journals. Patrick Michaels of the DC-based Cato Institute think tank, who was mentioned in the hacked emails, tells Clean Skies News he was targeted because of his opposition to climate change theory. Source: Clean Skies News

Can coal ever really be clean?

The US, which depends on coal for more than half of its electricity production, is looking to so-called “clean coal technologies” to lower coal’s carbon footprint. But environmentalists and people living in the areas where coal is mined say that the fuel’s ecological and environmental impacts are devastating and will continue – regardless of whether the CO2 emitted by coal-fueled power stations is captured and stored. Source: AFP

Korea and Brazil propose CO2 emissions cuts

Clean Skies News’ editor Margaret Ryan analyzes the announcements by the governments of South Korea and Brazil of significant reductions in CO2 emissions by 2020. Source: Clean Skies News

Global warming hits China’s Yangtze

A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature suggests the future of China’s Yangtze river basin is endangered by increasingly extreme weather patterns. Source: Reuters

Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Women

UN-appointed experts say there is growing evidence that the freak weather conditions believed to result from climate change have a disproportionately adverse effect on women. Source: Clean Skies News

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