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News: Archive for February, 2009

AFP: Climate change could be even worse than feared

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

‘Fresh data has shown that greenhouse gas emissions have grown by an average of 3.5 percent a year from 2000 to 2007, Field told reporters at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

That’s “far more rapid than we expected” and more than three times the 0.9 growth rate in the 1990′s, he said.’

via AFP: Climate change could be even worse than feared.

Possible Link Between Dam and China Quake – NYTimes.com

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Not the first time this has been suggested:

‘BEIJING — Nearly nine months after a devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province, China, left 80,000 people dead or missing, a growing number of American and Chinese scientists are suggesting that the calamity was triggered by a four-year-old reservoir built close to the earthquake’s geological fault line.’

via Possible Link Between Dam and China Quake – NYTimes.com.

Experts in U.S. and China See a Chance for Cooperation Against Climate Change – NYTimes.com

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

‘In China, scholars and policy advisers who support the proposals in the “Roadmap” report say talks on energy technology and climate change could foster cooperation between the Obama administration and China. A central question is whether Chinese leaders and American lawmakers will be too focused on reviving their economies to pay serious attention to curbing emissions.’

via Experts in U.S. and China See a Chance for Cooperation Against Climate Change – NYTimes.com.