Kyoto Anniversary: What it Means Today

By | August 6, 2007

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.

Latest Scientific Studies Refute Fears of Greenland Melt

By | August 6, 2007

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.

Lawyers’ New Quarry

By | August 6, 2007

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?

Hurricanes and Hot Air

By | August 6, 2007

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.

Global Cooling? Peru cold snap kills 70 children

By | August 6, 2007

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.

North American Droughts

By | August 6, 2007

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.

North Atlantic Hurricanes

By | August 6, 2007

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?