Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Global Warming in the news again

A double whammy was issued to the naysayers of global warming today.

Dramatic Global Warming Effects Could Be Seen in as little as 10 Years

A major new report on global warming slated to be released Friday raises new fears that the earth's climate is changing faster than anyone thought possible.

Today, 500 of the world's top scientists are meeting behind closed doors to finish a landmark report on global warming, and the picture they paint is not pretty. They say significant changes in the climate could start happening within the next 10 years.

"We're hoping that it will convince people, you know, that climate change is real," said Kenneth Denman, co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

Democrats investigate claims the Bush administration suppressed global warming science

Today, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the Democratic congressman who took on big tobacco will confront the Bush administration on allegations that it has suppressed global warming science.

The House Government Reform Committee will hear from government scientists who will testify that their work on global warming was distorted or suppressed by the Bush administration. This morning's hearing on global warming is just one of many investigations and actions that the new Democratic Congress is conducting regarding President Bush and his administration.

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