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Dropping Temperatures Take Toll in Peru

After hundreds of children died in weather that has gripped Peru and plunged temperatures to 50-year lows, the country has declared a state of emergency. The declaration will provide funds intended to lessen additional casualties.

Posted on Aug 1, 2010 READ MORE



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Warmest Winter in at Least 125 Years

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared this winter the warmest on record for the Northern Hemisphere. So far, 2007 appears likely to rank as the warmest overall year. Annual temperatures have broken the record in 10 of the last dozen years.

Posted on Mar 15, 2007 READ MORE


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Global Warming Slams Arctic

Last month Arctic sea ice shrunk by an area the size of Alaska when compared to historical averages, according to a new study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. By 2040, summer ice could disappear altogether.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Branson and Bill Clinton
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Earth’s Temperature Hottest in 12,000 Years

Even scarier than the 12,000 figure: Earth is within one degree Celsius of the maximum temperature of the past million years. (Above: Richard Branson pledges $3 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative to fund research into alternative energy sources.)

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


Clarity on Bush’s Torture Push

In case you’re wondering what people like Sen. John McCain and Colin Powell are fighting against in Bush’s interrogation legislation, read about the euphemistically named “temperature extremes” treatment here.

  • Also, despite denials, Bush is likely pushing on for the use of “water-boarding.”

  • Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


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    From Raw Story

    Study: High Earth Temperatures Manmade, Not Natural

    The National Academy of Sciences, reviewing a broad swath of scientific studies, concludes that the presently high temperature of the Earth is due to human action, not cyclical natural temperature spikes.

    Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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