Ten years ago today the U.S. Senate did something that at the time seemed significant and now seems remarkably foresightful. By a vote of 95 to 0, the Senate voted in favor of the Byrd-Hagel resolution, which expressed the Sense of the Senate on the upcoming global warming negotiations in Kyoto, Japan.
Ilulissat, Greenland – The July 27-29 2007 U.S. Senate trip to Greenland to investigate fears of a glacier meltdown revealed an Arctic land where current climatic conditions are neither alarming nor linked to a rise in man-made carbon dioxide emissions, according to many of the latest peer-reviewed scientific findings.
TOKYO – Japan‘s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions under the Kyoto Protocol could be affected if an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant is closed for a long time, the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday.
Litigation: We wondered what trial lawyers would gun for next after smoking the tobacco industry. Fast-food chains? Soft-drink bottlers? Gun makers? How about companies that contribute to . . . global warming?
Though the 2007 hurricane season is off to a slow start, my colleague Phil Klotzbach and I will be updating our seasonal Atlantic Basin Hurricane Activity Forecast on Aug 3. We still anticipate another active season — an above-average number of major hurricanes with maximum sustained winds in excess of 110mph.
Manmade global warming alarmism took a disgraceful turn for the worse this weekend when Newsweek published a lengthy cover-story repeatedly calling skeptics "deniers" that are funded by oil companies and other industries with a vested interest in obfuscating the truth.
At least 70 children have died during a spell of freezing weather in the Andean regions of Peru, officials have said. File photo of a young child in the AndesThe children, all under five years old, died of pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses over the past three months.
Droughts are becoming longer and more intense … at least according to Al Gore, who made this unequivocal declaration in his 21 March 2007 testimony before the United States Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee.
Hurricanes are getting stronger … at least that’s the word from Al Gore, who made this factual-sounding declaration in his 21 March 2007 testimony before the United States Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee. But is this contention true? And if so – or if not – why?
Background Dimethylsulfide or DMS, to quote the authors, "is produced by marine phytoplankton activity, and its content in the surface mixed layer is supersaturated with respect to the atmosphere," so that "the net flux of DMS is driven from sea to air." This fact is very important because, as they continue, "in the atmosphere, DMS is rapidly oxidized… Read More »