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Why the recent Climate Report was so Harsh
by Don Beck
Monday Apr 9th, 2007 1:48 PM
Here is a collection of reports about the scientific
studies being conducted around the world from
just the past few months. These are the reports
that went into the IPCC's data bank and where
from they came to their latest estimates and
projections. The first few have been published
after the Feb. 2 IPCC release.

The majority of them are from foriegn news
agencies and were never published in the US
media. Our corporate media wants you to know
every detail of a woman who decides to fly to Vegas
rather than get married. They don't care if you are
aware of the facts regarding our changing climate.

Please send this to eveywhere you can.
Starting from the most recent (from google alerts for 'climate change' and 'global warming'):

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CLIMATE AND OCEAN SCIENTISTS PUT UNDER NEW SPEECH RESTRAINTS

Any Scientific Statements “of Official Interest” Must be Pre-Approved
“Under this policy, National Weather Service scientists can only give out name,
rank, serial number and the temperature” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch.
http://www.peer.org/news/news_id.php?row_id=841

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Climate change more dire than feared

"What we're seeing, in the summertime particularly, is the (sea ice)
that we've observed is actually declining much faster than the models
have shown.
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/International/2007/04/05/3924543-sun.html


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Antarctic melting may be speeding up

"I feel that we're getting uncomfortably close to threshold,"
said John Church, of Australia's CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric
Research said.

Past this level, parts of the Antarctic and Greenland would
approach a virtually irreversible melting that would produce
sea level rises of meters, he said.

But the Antarctic Peninsula is warming faster than anywhere
else on Earth, and glaciers are in massive retreat.
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSSYD27511820070323?feedType=RSS&pageNumber=1


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Climate - We have much less time to act than we thought.

“The climate crisis is bearing down on us much
faster than most people realize.” McKibben said.

Changes we make in our homes, cars, fuels and
buildings....vital as they are, can’t deliver the speed
or magnitude of change.....but we also need to
change laws.

These conclusions indicate the need for extremely
aggressive legislation to cap carbon emissions as
soon as possible. We have much less time to act
than we thought.

Bill McKibben (stepitup2007.org) is organizing the April 14
rallies. McKibben wrote the first book on global warming in
1989.
http://www.lenconnect.com/articles/2007/03/11/news/news09.txt

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Climate scientist 'duped to deny global warming'

A Leading US climate scientist is considering legal action after he says he was
duped into appearing in a Channel 4 documentary that claimed man-made global
warming is a myth. Carl Wunsch, professor of physical oceanography at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the film, The Great Global Warming
Swindle, was 'grossly distorted' and 'as close to pure propaganda as anything
since World War Two'.

He says his comments in the film were taken out of context and that he would
not have agreed to take part if he had known it would argue that man-made global
warming was not a serious threat. 'I thought they were trying to educate the public
about the complexities of climate change,' he said. 'This seems like a deliberate
attempt to exploit someone who is on the other side of the issue.' He is considering
a complaint to Ofcom, the broadcast regulator.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2031455,00.html


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Tundra Disappearing At Rapid Rate

"It's like it waited until conditions were just right
and then it decided to get up and run, not just
walk.".....This sets up a "positive feedback," the
same process that is associated with the rapidly
decaying Arctic ice cap.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070305140830.htm


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Climate Change Impact 'underestimated due to undeclared emissions'

The UK's real impact on global warming has been
hugely underestimated, according to new research
out today.

A report published by Christian Aid reveals millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases
produced by some of the UK's top firms are not being declared.

Almost 200 million tonnes of carbon dioxide - equivalent to around one-third of the
UK's currently declared annual emissions - is missing from the annual reports of
major companies on the London Stock Exchange. But these "missing millions"
are only a small fraction of total undeclared emissions.
http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=265432007

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Believe it or not, snow PROVES global warming

And the 10 feet of snow recently dumped on communities bordering
Lake Ontario in northern New York? Those people would probably
whack you with a snow shovel if you mentioned global warming.

Nathan Currier just smiles. He likes it when people mention lake-effect
snowstorms, because it means they have walked right into his benign trap.

“Actually,” he said recently, “those snowstorms are really a confirmation
of global warming. The lake used to be frozen at this time of year, which
cut down on the moisture coming off it. Now, you’ve got a lot of moisture
and cooler temperatures, which creates more snow.”

http://www.newsadvance.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=LNA/MGArticle/LNA_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149193258588&path=

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IPCC Report UNDER-ESTIMATES GLOBAL WARMING say experts

One scientific report which was published
the day of the IPCC report shows that the
sea level rise will be much more than
stated by the IPCC. Here are excerpts
from an excellent article posted to the
Monthly Review:
http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/cf170207.html

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Lack of lake ice a harbinger of things to come

However, the average of the past 20 years compared to previous decades
shows how the ice season is rapidly becoming shorter.

....records show the average ice season for the past 20 years
is now 95 days, a reduction of one month in the last 20 years.
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17796372&BRD=1399&PAG=461&dept_id=173065&rfi=6

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Arctic Ice Gone by 2020!

Arctic Ocean will lose summer ice by 2020 -- bad news for Greenland ice.
http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/139694.php

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World's Hottest January Ever Recorded

The [meteorological] agency said that last month was the world's hottest
January on record, with temperatures across the planet 0.45 degrees Celsius
above average.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070211/sc_afp/japanclimatewarmingweather

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Sen. Kerry and Rep. Inslee Join Conservation Groups in Global Warming
Lawsuit Against Bush Administration

"The Bush Administration's suppression of the National Assessment is
an illegal attempt to hide the impacts of global warming not just from
Congress but from the public as a whole."
http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/3695


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Carbon dioxide rate is at highest level for 650,000 years

Carbon dioxide is the principal greenhouse gas responsible for global
warming and, in 2005, concentrations stood at 379 parts per million (ppm).
This compares to a pre-industrial level of 278 ppm, and a range over the
previous 650,000 years of between 180 and 300 ppm, the report says.
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2211568.ece

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The fallout of global warming: 1,000 years

Humans have already caused so much damage to the atmosphere
that the effects of global warming will last for more than 1,000 years,
according to a summary of a climate-change report being prepared by
the world's leading scientists.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070131.wclimate31/BNStory/

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Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study

Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a
lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to
undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.
Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an
ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration,
offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a
report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,2004397,00.html

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World's sea levels rising at accelerating rate

Sea levels are rising even faster than scientists predicted,
according to a global analysis of data from tide gauges and
satellites.
environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,2004718,00.html


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European countries have warmest January on record

In the Netherlands, January temperatures were the highest since they
were first measured in 1706, the Dutch meteorological institute KNMI
said on Wednesday, averaging about 7.1 degrees Celsius -- 2.8 degrees
more than usual.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1077238

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Exposing ExxonMobil's GW Disinformation Campaign by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“Exxon has responded to roars of recent outrage over its anti-social antics by announcing that it has stopped funding the Competitive Enterprise Institute which has collected over $2 million from the oil giant since 1998 to weave lies about climate change - and 4-5 other groups that Exxon refused to name. Exxon’s new contrition is hardly sincere. The company still continues to fund 40 other groups in its unrelenting campaign of deception… As evidence of the company’s insincerity, Exxon’s chief executive and CEO Rex Tillerson, on Friday told world leaders in Davos that oil companies should not be held esponsible for global warming. The blame, he argued, rests instead with the very consumers and government officials his company has spent millions of dollars manipulating and defrauding. America is a decade late in addressing the serious threat from global warming largely due to ExxonMobil’s campaign of deliberate deception. ExxonMobil’s conduct amounts to a war on civilization. The company can’t simply sweep this legacy of fraud and villainy under the rug with a paid op-ed campaign in the New York Times, or with oily statements shifting the blame to consumers. The company needs to cease its campaign of deception completely if it is to genuinely atone for its crimes against humanity.”

Found on the Climate Crisis Coalition website on 1/30/07, originally posted to the Huffington Post"
http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/blog/
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/02/01/18355478.php
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The Pace of Arctic Global Warming is Staggering

....the change "is happening so extremely
fast, much much faster than we have seen
in thousands and thousands of years. It
could have an unpredictable result."
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Arctic_Region_As_Global_Warming_Barometer_999.html

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Glaciers (water supply) Melting 6 X Faster Than '80s

"They melted on average about 1.6 times
faster annually this decade compared with
the 1990s, and about six times faster than
in the 1980s."
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Melting_Glaciers_Show_Climate_Change_Speeding_Up_999.html

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Earth is Losing its Ability to Absorb CO2?

Scientists are very worried from their
data that shows increasing CO2 levels
that are growing faster than anticipated
and faster than the growth of emissions.
environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1994071,00.html

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Global Warming: Here Are the Hard Facts

This is an article that tells it like it is.
Show this to your friends that are in
denial. It is quite disturbing but it is
loaded with irrefutable facts.
http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070121/NEWS/701210320

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NOAA REPORTS 2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR U.S.

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2007/s2772.htm

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Globe is Warming Faster Than Scientist's WORST PREDICTIONS

Our worst fears are exceeded by reality
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2110651.ece

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First 7 Months of 2006 Hottest Ever Recorded in U.S.

madison.indymedia.org/feature/display/44565/index.php

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Alps Experiencing Warmest Time in 1,300 Years

VIENNA, Austria - Europe's Alpine region is going through its warmest
period in 1,300 years, the head of an extensive climate study said Tuesday.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16052360/


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Surge in Temperature Astounds Climate Researchers in the U.K

This year will be Britain's warmest since records
began, say scientists.
http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1971637,00.html

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Extreme Autumn Temperatures Cause Unseasonable Flowering
In The Netherlands

Observers in the Netherlands reported that more than 240 wild
plant species were flowering in December, along with more than
200 cultivated species. According to biologist Arnold van Vliet
of Wageningen University, this unseasonable flowering is being
caused by extremely high autumn temperatures.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/12/061221232129.htm

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Experts warn North Pole will be 'ice free' by 2040

..."but our research suggests that the decrease
over the next few decades could be far more
dramatic than anything that has happened so
far," .... "These changes are surprisingly rapid."
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article1089105.ece

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Bears That Have Stopped Hibernating: More GW Consequences

This article tells of bears in Spain that for at least three years have
not hibernated, rather they stayed active because there was plenty
to eat and no need for the normal slumber. It also tells of many
other plant and wildlife abnormalities attributed to the rising
temperatures in Europe.
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1221-01.htm

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Reduce CO2 in Ten Years, or Climate Will be Out-of-Control

With the new scientific discovery
that the result of global warming
will be "abrupt climate change"
to ice age conditions (Broecker)
due to a shut down of ocean currents,
this article is a scream in the wilderness
from a scientist that has been muffled
for years by the US Government. Note
it was not printed in the US.

If we fail to act, 'we will end up with a different planet'
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2208257.ece

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Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil’s Tobacco-like
Disinformation Campaign on Global Warming Science

[Along with Government interference
in reports and speeches by it's own
scientists, this article helps to
explain why Americans are not
marching in the streets about climate
change.]

Oil Company Spent Nearly $16 Million to Fund Skeptic Groups,
Create Confuse the public.
http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/ExxonMobil-GlobalWarming-tobacco.html


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New Publishing Rules Restrict Scientists

The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the
U.S. Geological Survey, the latest agency subjected to controls
on research that might go against official policy.
http://www.physorg.com/news85254012.html

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The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science

Scientists who work for and advise the federal government have
seen their work manipulated, suppressed, distorted, while agencies
have systematically limited public and policy maker access to
critical scientific information.
http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/interference/a-to-z-guide-to-political.html

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NOAA Scientist Barred from Mentioning ‘Kyoto’ and 'Climate Change'

"It seems more like Nazi Germany or the
Soviet Union than the United States,"
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5205550,00.html