Eighteen years ago, the discussion was far more about average temperatures, not the freakish extremes. Now, scientists and others realize it is in the more frequent extremes that people are truly experiencing climate change.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
What's behind the long struggle to reach a new international agreement on reducing greenhouse gases? Margaret Warner and The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin preview the U.N.'s annual climate conference.
Unchecked global warming could impact the world economy on a scale comparable to world wars and the Great Depression, a report issued Monday by the British government says.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
Russia's state Duma on Friday ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to fight global warming, giving the global pact a good chance of being enacted and boosting Russia's chance at joining the World Trade Organization.
Nearly 180 nations agreed to details of a pact to combat global warming Monday, leaving the United States isolated after marathon negotiations.
By PBS NewsHour
The 1997 Kyoto Protocol outlines a global strategy to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases which scientists believe are warming the Earth.
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