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Ex-skeptic tells U.S. Congress climate change is real

WASHINGTON — A prominent climate change skeptic told Congress on Monday he no longer doubts that global warming is real and caused by humans, and joined other scientists in urging action to stop it. Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, whose two-year research was funded…

Al Gore ‘cheers’ Wall Street protesters

WASHINGTON — Former US vice president turned climate-change activist Al Gore threw his support behind Occupy Wall Street on Thursday, calling it a first step towards fixing a democracy in crisis. “From the economy to the climate crisis, our leaders have pursued solutions that are not solving our problems. Instead…

Fewer Americans worry about climate change: poll

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who are worried about global warming has fallen to nearly the historic low reached in 1998, a poll released Monday showed. Just 51 percent of Americans — or one percentage point more than in 1998 — said they worry a great deal or fair…

Thawing permafrost may speed global warming: study

WASHINGTON – Global warming could cause up to 60 percent of the world’s permafrost to thaw by 2200 and release huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere that would further speed up climate change, a study released Wednesday warned. Using projections based on UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…

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