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This NASA Visualization Should Erase Any Lingering Doubts About Global Warming

NASA's eye-opening visualization Six Decades of a Warming Earth shows how the average global tempure has risen since 1950.

Warsaw Climate Talks Deliver Tepid Results: NGOs Walk Out in Protest

No agreements were reached regarding standards for lowering emissions, how reduction plans will be evaluated, or who will pay to help countries affected by climate change.

Two Independent Reports Stress the Gravity of Climate Change

Two major reports have recently been issued on the mitigation, adaptation, and perception of climate change in the United States and abroad. The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC), formed by a team of 60 members, issued a draft of its quadrennial report as mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act. The second document, titled Global Risks Report 2013 and issued by the World Economic Forum, analyzes the risk perceptions for the global economy as seen by a group of 1,000 respondents from the industry, government, and academia.

Doha 2012 Climate Change Conference

According to India's Business Standard, after six day of negotiations this round of climate talks has "failed to deliver results."

 

"The US said it would not raise its weak level of commitments to cut emissions. Australia put out its Kyoto Protocol target, under which it says it would reduce emissions by 0.5 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020. During the week, the European Union said they would not step up the pledge to cut emission. It has agreed to 20 per cent carbon emission cuts from 1990 levels for the period of 2013 to 2020, a target which has already been achieved."

COP 19 Warsaw Climate Talks: What's at Stake?

 

On November 11-22, the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Warsaw, Poland.

Your Chance to Speak: EPA to Hold Public Hearing About Climate Change and Carbon Emissions

 

Environment America reports to its members that On Nov 7, the EPA is organizing a public hearing here in D.C. to gauge concern about climate change.  The hearing is related to President Obama's June announcement directing the EPA to limit carbon emissions from power plants.

2013 Fifth International Conference on Climate: Impacts and Responses

In October 2012, residents of the famed Wall Street neighborhood saw Battery Park and parts of southern Manhattan submerged in up to 13.88 ft. of water.