Gore claims that major polluters, including Exxon-Mobile, are financing campaigns to convince the public that there is great dispute in the scientific community about global warming when in actuality there is not.
Sen. Barbara Boxer had been chair of the Senate's Environment Committee for less than a month when the verdict landed last February. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," concluded a report by 600 scientists from governments, academia, green groups and businesses in 40 countries.
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.
Bush announced plans for a global conference on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to take place in September 2007. The EU, UN, and many other industrial countries have been invited. This conference has been criticized as an effort to divert attention from the UN summit on climate change taking place three days before the conference, during which current US policies may come under attack.
The clouds caused by pollution has intensified solar heat by 50% near the surface of the Asian continent. This accounts for the melting of Himalayan glaciers, which feeds into the major river systems. If this continues, there could be dire consequences for the future.
Pacific Rim finance ministers began a two-day meeting Thursday and discussed energy issues and ways to curb global warming, with Japanese Finance Minister Koji Omi calling for the creation of a post-Kyoto Protocol framework on global warming that will involve the United States, China and India.
Alarmed at recent indications of climate change here in the Amazon and in other regions of Brazil, the government of President Luiz In�cio Lula da Silva has begun showing signs of new flexibility in the tangled, politically volatile international negotiations to limit human-caused global warming.
<p> Due to the global nature of climate change, the United Nations may be the only organization with the reach to address it adequately. UN delegates cite a recent study which proves that global warming is due to human activities and urges the greening of the UN and other efforts. </p>