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Study: Haze adds to Asia warming

Huge haze clouds over the Indian Ocean contribute as much to atmospheric warming in Asia as greenhouse gases and play a significant role in the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, according to a new study.

Barrier Reef and its bounty under attack

GREAT BARRIER REEF - Off Australia’s east coast, you will find the Blue Outback, a kaleidoscope of life that is the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest structure built by living organisms. But it is under siege from climate change and warming waters that have twice bleached its spectacularly colored corals white.

Arctic ice shrinks to record low, melting faster than computers predicted - International Herald Tribune

Arctic sea ice reached its lowest extent on record Friday, and the melting is continuing, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported."Today is a historic day," said Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist at the center. "This is the least sea ice we've ever seen in the satellite record, and we have another month left to go in the melt season this year."

Begley: Global Warming and the Food Supply | Newsweek Voices - Sharon Begley |

Crops in the tropics will do worse, since extra heat where it's already hot hurts more than it helps.

HSBC Climate Confidence Index 2007

The HSBC Climate Confidence Index 2007 is their first survey of public attitudes to climate change in nine of the world’s major markets. They measured global opinions regarding the concern, confidence, commitment, and optimism surrounding global warming.

Key senators reach deal on CO2 caps

A U.S. Senate panel Wednesday began drawing up a sweeping law that would put mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions after a key Republican endorsed the idea.

Study links more hurricanes, climate change

The number of hurricanes that strike each year has more than doubled over the past century, an increase tied to global warming, according to a study released Sunday.

Icy Island Warms to Climate Change -

QAQORTOQ, Greenland -- The biggest island in the world is a wind-raked place, gripped by ice over four-fifths of its land, prowled by polar bears, its coastlines choked by drifting icebergs and sea ice. Many of its 56,000 people, who live on the fringes of its giant ice cap, see the effects of global warming -- and cheer it on.

Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future

This Dept. of Energy study takes an indepth look at ways that the US can conserve energy. It is fairly long, but the executive summary covers the important points, mainly that it would be easy for the US to cut actual energy use by 10% vs. expected use in 2020, and with some effort cuts of over 30% could be made.

Asia-Pacific Dreading Climate Change

Rising temperatures are expected to have a huge impact on people's health in the Asia-Pacific region, causing more of everything from food poisoning to malaria, scientists said at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, painting a bleak future for the health of those living in the world's most populous region if steps are not taken now to address climate change.