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Why climate stumps even the brightest scientists

Published on June 29, 2010 by in Science

Climate scientists are nearly unanimous that the earth is warming, and that human activity is the main cause. But they don’t agree how much Earth will warm. Researchers queried 14 leading climate scientists using expert elicitation. All identified the role of clouds as the biggest uncertainty.

 
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A solar bulb may light the way

About two billion people have no steady supply of electric light. For light, they burn something, mostly kerosene, a dirty fuel. Now Nokero, a Hong Kong company, is set to market a solar light bulb that provides four hours of light. Single units are costly, but bulk orders would be discounted.

 
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Green myths debunked

Published on June 25, 2010 by in Go Green

Another 2 myths from the Fortune series. Myth #14 – Thermostats Myth #15 – Heating

 
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Deadly silence on carbon caps

Published on June 25, 2010 by in Policy

President Obama pushed hard in his Oval Office speech for a strong energy and climate bill, but by soliciting ideas from all quarters he may have signalled he wouldn’t fight for putting a price on carbon.  This Politico.com analysis reads the President’s omission of a carbon cap as indicating that no climate bill will be

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Participants in climate reviews suggest changes

Published on June 25, 2010 by in Science

At a Montreal meeting, participants in past reviews of research by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proposed changes in the IPCC’s review process. How the scientist authors tussle with government officials to agree on final wording needs change, as does how results are communicated.

 
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