climate climate  /ˈklaɪ mət/


  1. (n) the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
  2. (n) the prevailing psychological state


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  1. Obama leaves climate change-fighting tool on shelf for now

    By Patrick Rucker and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has vowed to tackle climate change in his second term, but so far has not acted to strengthen a tool that does not require backing from Congress - the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA, a statute that dates to the Nixon administration, calls on officials to weigh whether projects such as highways, dams or ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. UN climate talks marred by decision-making spat

    U.N. climate talks have hit a stumbling block that some delegates say poses a serious challenge to their already slow-moving attempt to craft a global response to climate change. As the latest negotiation ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains

    Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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  1. Mr. Gore called the award meaningful because of his co-winner, calling the IPCC the "world's pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Today, the Congressional Budget Office has sent Congress a powerful message: our comprehensive energy and climate bill will slash America's deficit by over $19 billion," said Sens. Kerry and Lieberman. "There is no more room for excuses -...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: John Kerry Source: TIME (blog)

  3. "His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the Nobel citation said. "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Alfred Nobel Source: Forbes

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