The Palau de las Arts in Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences switched its lights off for 5 minutes under a global scheme entitled "5 minutes of respite for the planet," Feb. 1, 2007. The scheme asked for everyone to switch off their lights for 5 minutes in a bid to raise the issue of global warming and the misuse of energy.
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Prime Minister Tony Blair talks with actor Josh Hartnett and singer Katie Tunstall and at the Global Cool Reception at Number 10 Downing Street on Jan. 31, 2007, in London, England. Global Cool has commited 10 years and targets $250 million to engage the public in reversing global warming.
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A woman sunbaths at Bondi beach in Sydney, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. According to a government study, temperatures in Sydney are set to rise by about 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) within the next 65 years, likely leading to the deaths of some 1,300 people each year.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. greet on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 30, 2007, prior to testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee a hearing on global warming. The hearing focused on allegations that the White House for years has micromanaged the government's climate programs and has closely controlled what scientists have been allowed to tell the public.
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Scientists from around the world gathered in Paris, Monday Jan. 29, 2007 to finalize an authoritative report on climate change, expected to be a grim warning of rising temperatures and sea levels worldwide. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to unveil its latest assessment of the environmental threat posed by global warming on Friday.
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Greenpeace activists display a banner on the Eiffel Tower as scientists from around the world gathered in Paris, Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, to finalize an authoritative report on climate change, expected to be a grim warning of rising temperatures and sea levels worldwide. The slogan "It's not too late," is an appeal to policy makers and governments to take action on climate change.
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The Rocky Mountains are seen in the distance as wind mills generate electricity at the Ponnequin Wind Farm near Carr, Colo., Jan. 29, 2007. A new report by two environmental groups warns that plans for more coal-fired power plants in the Southwest will worsen the threat of global warming and undermine the states' conservation efforts.