The cold snap gripping the nation right now is only the tip of the iceberg, according to an article by David Rose in the UK's Daily Mail. Rose quotes a top climate modeler with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Mojib Latif, who recently predicted cooler temperatures for the next two or three decades, as reported by The New American last week. He also cites data from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado reporting an increase in Arctic summer ice by 26 percent since 2007.
The EPA has announced plans to curb smog-causing pollutants for the sake of the health of millions of Americans. The proposals would increase costs to industry and local governments dramatically, as reported in Friday's New York Times.
Climate-change scientists are assuring the public despite record lows nationwide, global warming is a reality. Bill Blakemore with ABC News reports researchers say it is natural to have below-normal temperatures, but they do not mean overall global temperatures are not rising. He claims the frequency of heat waves far outstrips that of cold snaps, and some locations in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere are currently experiencing record highs.
Before the drama in Copenhagen drew to a close, the Climategate saga continued to heat up with news from a Russian institute showing further proof that climate-change scientists are manipulating data to exaggerate their global-warming claims.
Al Gore is once again making headlines with his lies and exaggerated claims of global eco-catastrophy. In his Monday address at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, the former U.S. vice president ominously warned that new data shows the North Pole could be ice free in the summer by 2014.
Delegates from developing nations to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen are insulted at an EU pledge of 7.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in foreign aid over the next three years to help combat effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Relatively poor countries claim their economies and public health are damaged by rising sea levels, deforestation, and other alleged climate-change problems, and they believe industrialized nations bear the blame for their woes. They call for more long-term guarantees from developed countries.
The Obama Administration plans to bypass Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. According to Fox News, a top White House economic official warned Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not wait for Congress to pass legislation on climate change.
The United Nations says the past decade is the warmest on record, making the announcement at its Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday. The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) accompanied the announcement with a press release claiming temperatures during the past three decades have been steadily increasing. The climate agency expects 2009 will rank among the 10 warmest years since 1850 when researchers began recording data.
The United Nations is launching an investigation into Climategate, the scandal involving incriminating e-mails from a leading climate change research center in England.