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End of coal power in W Europe if carbon capture fails – IEA

If carbon capture and storage (CCS) fails as a method of providing clean coal, it will probably mean the end of coal-fired electricity generation in Western Europe, International Energy Agency (IEA) Clean Coal Centre manager Robert Davidson tells Engineering News Online. Davidson estimates that the success or failure of CCS, which is aimed at preventing […]

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Current Global Warming May Reverse Circulation in Atlantic Ocean

…as It Did 20,000 Years Ago Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona scientists have researched how ocean currents in the Atlantic were affected by climate change in the past. The study shows that there was a period when the flow of deep waters in the Atlantic was reversed. The results are relevant for the near future since […]

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Global Warming Effects and Causes: A Top 10 List

One of the biggest issues facing us right now is global warming. Its effects on animals and on agriculture are indeed frightening, and the effects on the human population are even scarier. The facts about global warming are often debated, but unfortunately, even if we disagree about the causes, global warming effects are real, global, […]

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Water cycle seems out of whack, experts find

18 percent more water fed into oceans in 2006 than in 1994, satellite data show Researchers who set out to create a baseline for future research on water cycle trends on Monday reported an alarming discovery: 18 percent more water was fed into the oceans from rivers and melting polar ice sheets in 2006 than […]

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Could a Brightening Sun Cool the Earth?

We’ve talked before about the sun-climate connection, which is often invoked as the great missing link in understanding climate change. It’s absolutely true that the sun is crucial to Earth’s climate. Without it, we’d have no winter, no summer, no day/night temperature variations — and it wouldn’t matter anyway, because the planet would be frozen […]

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Women More Likely Than Men to Accept Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, Study Finds

Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published in the September issue of the journal Population and Environment, challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright.

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Experts urge faster, more relevant UN climate reports

The UN panel of climate scientists should be more nimble at highlighting global warming trends and at fixing mistakes, experts said ahead of the planned August 30 release of a review of the group’s work. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) after the group […]

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