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U.S. climate study group gets big oil funds

A reputable US think-tank that sought solutions for climate changehas lost most of its charitable donations and will now take funding from big oil and energy interests, it said Wednesday. Formerly known as the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, theCenter for Climate and Energy Solutions will be funded by Shell,General Electric, Bank of…

Climate change negotiators see no major Durban deal

PANAMA CITY (Reuters)- Global climate change negotiators Friday concluded their last round of discussions before next month’s U.N. convention in Durban, South Africa with faint hope of extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond next year. But while negotiators see no chance for a sweeping deal to control greenhouse gas emissions, they…

Nobel physicist quits group over climate stance

WASHINGTON — Norwegian physicist and Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever has quit a major US physics society due to its stance on global warming, a spokeswoman for the group told AFP Thursday. “I can confirm he has resigned,” American Physical Society spokeswoman Tawanda Johnson said, noting that Giaever, 82, sent a…

Brazil needs to unblock climate talks: Bill Clinton

MANAUS, Brazil (AFP) – US ex-president Bill Clinton urged Brazil to push to get global climate change talks unblocked by getting key trade partners, the United States and China, to curb greenhouse gas emissions. “You cannot create a sustainable future for Brazil alone; you have got to convince enough other…

Republicans’ 2010 election triumph will fuel civilization’s demise, Chomsky says

The Republican Party’s triumph in the 2010 congressional elections, coupled with the rapid depletion of the earth’s natural resources, signaled the impending collapse of human civilization, according to a world-renowned scholar known for his left-wing politics. “You could almost interpret [the election] as a kind of a death knell for…

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