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China blames the west for global warming

Rich industrialised nations must take the lead in cutting greenhouse gases since they bear the "unshirkable responsibility" for causing global warming, a Chinese official said on Tuesday.

The comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman underscore China's determination not to allow international action on climate change to undermine its economic development.

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Gore says Bush administration paying scientists to dispute global warming

MADRID , SPAIN -- Former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview on Tuesday the Bush administration is now paying scientists to dispute global warming since the administration can no longer argue against it.

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What Does Congress Believe About Global Warming and What Do They Want To Do About It?

To get an idea of how the Global Warming debate is shaking down in Congress, click this LINK to view a series of poll questions the National Journal asked members of Congress. We think that after reading this, you might begin to get an idea of how the whole global warming issue is just another means on the way to totalitarianism.

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Oregon Gov. to Fire State Climatologist for Saying Global Warming Not Due to Human Activity

In the face of evidence agreed upon by hundreds of climate scientists, George Taylor holds firm. He does not believe human activities are the main cause of global climate change.

Taylor also holds a unique title: State Climatologist.

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Cambodians ponder an unfamiliar concept: cold: Temperatures in the 40s spurred some people to don socks, sweaters, and even coats - What About Global WARMing?

Across Cambodia, residents have been engaging in a rare activity: turning off their air conditioners and stilling their fans. Some of Phnom Penh's intrepid moto drivers have even been seen zipping around the streets at night in puffy parkas.

It has been cold here - the coldest in 27 years of recorded history, according to Seth Vannareth, the director of meteorology at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.

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Concrete 'to stem Java mud flow'

A plan to drop concrete balls into the mouth of a "mud volcano" in East Java to stem its flow should go into action next week, Indonesian scientists say.

Hot mud and gas have been spewing out of the ground since May 2006; experts warn the torrent could continue for months, if not years, to come.

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Arctic blast shuts down schools, trains, roads

A bone-chilling arctic cold wave with temperatures as low as 42 below zero shut down schools Monday, sent homeless people into shelters and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great Lakes.

At least six deaths were linked to the cold weather.

The cold was accompanied by snow that was measured in feet in parts of upstate New York.

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Devastating floods force mass exodus from Jakarta

Disastrous floods yesterday brought the gleaming, modern capital of Indonesia to a standstill. Outside the glass tower blocks of Jakarta, the streets were deep in filthy water - bringing fears of disease. Nearly 340,000 people are believed to have fled their homes before the rising waters.

A metropolis that was a source and symbol of Asian pride has been brought to its knees by days of torrential rain - and years of reckless urban planning. The storm drains that were supposed to clear the water were blocked with rubbish. The forested hillsides to the south of the city that used to prevent such floods are gone, cleared to make room for the villas of the rich.

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Officials warn of disease risk as rain lashes Jakarta

Health officials have warned of a growing risk of disease from the filthy floodwaters inundating the Indonesian capital, where hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes.

Torrential rains have raised water levels still further, bringing more misery to Jakarta and the surrounding area where the floods have already killed at least 36 people.

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Bitter Cold Grips America - Coldest Temps in Years - What About Global Warming??

(State College, PA) - The bitterly cold temperatures and heavy lake-effect snow are combining to create chaotic conditions across the eastern half of the nation. An Alberta Clipper on Tuesday will add to the weather mess, bringing snow to areas from the upper Plains to the mid-Atlantic states.

Rail and air travel has been curtailed, highway travel around the Great Lakes is treacherous, schools have been closed, water mains have burst and people and animals run the risk of exposure that could lead to frostbite or hypothermia.