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Climate change ‘could reverse malaria patterns’

At the AAAS meeting, researchers say daily temperature fluctuations altered by climate change could kill off the malaria parasite in some areas and introduce it in others.

“I think that it is possible for us to create a set of clean energy mechanisms that allow us to use things not just like oil sands, but also coal.”

Obama touts carbon capture and storage. After a discussion with Candian PM Stephen Harper on importing oil from Canada’s tar sands, the White House announced a forthcoming US-Canada pact on clean energy technology, including CCS.

"If we can build [a zero-emissions] station in Antarctica, we can do that elsewhere in our society.”

Alain Hubert, project director of a new Antarctic research station that runs on wind and solar power.

“According to the University of Illinois’ Arctic Climate Research Center, global sea ice levels now equal those of 1979.”

Washington Post columnist George Will dismisses global warming threats.

“It is disturbing that the Washington Post would publish such information without first checking the facts.”

The Arctic Climate Research Center responds that global sea ice levels are 1.34 million square kilometres less in February 2009 than in February 1979. (h/t ”http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/02/where_theres_a_george_will_theres_a_way_to_deny_gl.php">TPMuckracker, where there’s more Will-debunking on offer)

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