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Can climate change affect natural disasters?

By Wed, Jan 27, 2010 3:09AM UTC

If you want a simple answer to whether climate change can affect natural disasters then it has to be a broad and resounding yes. Yet, as simple answers often go, it is a ‘yes’ that doesn’t quantify how much human activity contributes to climate change or therefore how much such

China and India: Muted tensions at meeting of BASIC countries in New Delhi

By Tue, Jan 26, 2010 10:10PM UTC

Statements made by China’s most senior climate change negotiator at a meeting of major developing nations in New Delhi on Sunday harkened back to George W. Bush’s erstwhile position that – in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence – global warming needed ‘more study’. Climate change special representative Xie Zhenhua,

Glaciergate: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water

By Tue, Jan 26, 2010 3:09AM UTC

Erroneous claims concerning melting Himalayan glaciers made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 report have embarrassed the IPCC and prompted apologies from chairman Rajendra Pachauri. The Nobel-winning report stated that the glaciers could be gone by the year 2035 due to rising temperatures associated with anthropogenic global warming.

At the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the Green economic climate looks good

By Mon, Jan 25, 2010 10:10PM UTC

This month saw the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates host the World Future Energy Summit, an international forum attended by over 23,000 delegates from 130 countries around the globe. The Summit is billed as ‘the world’s platform for sustainable future energy solutions’ where policy makers, scientists,

Advantages of internet filter demonstrated

By Mon, Jan 25, 2010 3:08PM UTC

We here in The ShadowLands are generally supportive of the concept of internet freedom, but then this comes along: The Greens say their website will fade to black on Australia Day as part of a nationwide protest against the Federal Government’s proposed internet filter.  Woah. If the Greens suddenly went

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