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Pace of climate change exceeds estimates. The pace of global warming is likely to be much faster than recent predictions, because industrial greenhouse gas emissions have increased more quickly than expected and higher temperatures are triggering self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms in global ecosystems. Washington Post. 15 February 2009
Behind the Big Dry. Scientists are struggling to understand the climatic conditions behind the unusually severe drought that has wreaked havoc on southeastern Australia. New research suggests the answer might lie in the Indian Ocean. Living On Earth. 15 February 2009
Warning of wildfire threat to tropical forests as planet heats up. Tropical forests may dry out and become vulnerable to devastating wildfires as global warming accelerates, Chris Field, co-chair of the UN's Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warned Saturday. London Guardian. 15 February 2009
Did climate kill off the Neanderthals? Climate change, we're told, poses the single gravest threat to the survival of our species. And if the experience of our ancient relatives the Neanderthals is anything to go by, we should take note of the warnings. BBC. 15 February 2009
Team will study global warming. Britain’s leading polar explorers fly to Canada tomorrow for the first leg of the Catlin Arctic Survey where they will record the depth of the shrinking Arctic ice cap, providing conclusive evidence of the damage global warming has caused the planet. Bradford Telegraph & Argus. 15 February 2009
Covered in ice. In November, a new Pennsylvania organization initiated its first program called IceWatch USA, modeled after the Canadian Government's IceWatch Canada, to collect information regarding ice coverage on America's waterways, snow and rain amounts, air temperature, and winter wildlife. Pottstown Mercury. 15 February 2009
Lessons from the ashes. Expert advice concluded that the government had a window of only about 10 to 12 days each year in which to safely conduct fuel reduction burns. It needs to be cool enough, with benign winds, the correct humidity and conducted when the forest is not too wet and not too dry. Melbourne Age. 15 February 2009
Climate change even worse than predicted: Expert. It seems the dire warnings about the oncoming devastation wrought by global warming were not dire enough, a top climate scientist warned Saturday. Agence France-Presse. 15 February 2009
Global warming 'underestimated'. The severity of global warming over the next century will be much worse than previously believed, a leading climate scientist has warned. BBC. 15 February 2009
Climate change will be more devastating than predicted, top scientist warns. Global warming is likely to accelerate at a much faster pace and cause more environmental damage than previously anticipated, said Professor Chris Field, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. London Daily Telegraph. 15 February 2009
Global warming seen worse than predicted. The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like China and India, a top climate scientist said on Saturday. Reuters. 15 February 2009
Global temperatures set to soar. Humanity may face global temperature rises of 3C-4C because greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are increasing so rapidly, scientists have warned. London Times. 15 February 2009
Climate change may be more devastating than thought. Accelerated global warming could ignite tropical forests and melt the Arctic tundra, releasing billions of tons of greenhouse gas that could raise global temperatures even more, a member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned. Palo Alto Weekly. 15 February 2009
The end of certainty. As Australia reels from the toll in the bushfires, climate scientists are trying to carefully assess what lessons can be learnt from the unprecedented heatwave of 2009 and the deadly fires that accompanied it. All signs point to the climate becoming more extreme. Sydney Morning Herald. 14 February 2009
Greenland's loss seen as warning. The demise of Greenland's indigenous fishing villages should be a warning to us all, says a Kiwi who has seen the devastating impact of global warming. Wellington Dominion Post. 14 February 2009
Moving to a warmer climate. If our climate is getting warmer, shouldn’t winters be milder, too? Actually, the answer is no, says Elwynn Taylor, professor of agronomy and climatologist at Iowa State University. ““We’re getting overall warmer, but during warming times we get more extremes,” he explains. Davenport Quad-City Times. 14 February 2009
Global climate change a local threat, Nobel prize-winner warns. Gordon McBean, a 2007 Nobel Prize-sharing climate-change expert at the University of Western Ontario, warned that extreme weather woes like the dangerous, unseasonal flooding that caught the London region off-guard this week could soon become the norm. London Free Press. 14 February 2009
Australia's hellish wildfires. Fires, floods and drought are part of Australia’s national legend. Yet the human cost of this catastrophe shocked even fire experts. And some are beginning to link Australia's heatwave and decade-long drought to climate change. Economist. 14 February 2009
'Blame global warming' for higher temps. Global warming is to blame for the recent temperature rises across China, an expert from the National Meteorological Center said on Friday. Temperatures in most cities rose above 20 C on Friday, 10 degrees above the seasonal average. China Daily. 14 February 2009
Experts worry about influx of 'climate refugees' here. Researchers predict a flood of residents driven north to Washington stateby heat waves, fires and other effects of global warming. Associated Press. 14 February 2009
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