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Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change
Full-text online version of book from the (US) National Academy of Sciences, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, a detailed investigation into differences between surface temperatures and those of the lower troposphere, concluding that the warming trend is "undoubtedly real." From National Academies Press.
Biodiversity and Climate Change Programme
Reports and assesses threats to specific species and their habitats. Includes a link to the report "Water Birds on the Edge - First Circumpolar Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Arctic Breeding Water Birds" in PDF format. From the World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK.
YouTube - Cop15 Channel
Official channel for COP15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009, inviting videos from the public.
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New poison gas attack alleged in Syria
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Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth. The activists told Reuters two shells loaded with gas hit a rebel-held area in the town of Nabak, 68 km (40 miles) northeast of Damascus, on a major highway in the Qalamoun region. Separately, the Syrian Revolution Coordinators Union also accused Assad's forces of using poison gas. "We have documented nine casualties from poison gas used by the regime in neighborhoods of Nabak," it said on its Facebook page.