Global Warming and Climate Change News

IPCC hearing brings UK closer to US polarisation on climate change
Thursday April 24th 2014, 11:25 AM

Leading sceptics getting big slots to reject global warming indicates a growing climate denial bias at Westminster (IPCC hearing brings UK closer to US depths on political debate on climate change) Bob Ward [News Source]

Climate change threatens California’s air quality, report says.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says. [News Source]

Biomass fuel: Worse for climate than coal?
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

As the world searches for alternatives to climate-altering fossil fuels, the prospect of "grow-your-own" clean energy from plants — so-called biomass fuel — is tantalizing. But once you clear away the smoke, there are real problems with the carbon-neutral claims being made for this "green" energy. (Part 2 of 3.) [News Source]

Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes: Study.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests, a study by researchers at British universities has shown. [News Source]

Study finds less green in the Congo rain forest.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

Years of drier conditions in the Congo River basin in central Africa appear to be affecting trees in the region's vast rain forests, scientists reported on Wednesday. [News Source]

Storm surge could flood NYC 1 in every 4 years.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

When a storm, such as Hurricane Sandy, sets waters in New York Harbor rising, those sloshing seas are now 20 times more likely to overtop the Manhattan seawall than 170 years ago, a new study finds. [News Source]

Solar power an uphill battle in Fort Chipewyan.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

People in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., will soon install solar panels on the community’s elders centre, but they say getting funding for alternative energy in Northern Alberta has been an uphill battle. [News Source]

How to use the Bible to save the planet.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" embraces a brand of faith-based environmentalism that's increasingly popular with young religious believers. [News Source]

Listen to voices from the future describe what climate change will feel like.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

Apocalypse now? A heartwrenching online game called FutureCoast invites anyone to leave messages about the strange and sometimes terrifying scenarios they imagine in a future of rising seas and warming temperatures. [News Source]

Rio Grande may hit 40-year low.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

Without good summer rains, the Rio Grande through Albuquerque could see its lowest sustained levels since the 1970s, water managers said Wednesday. [News Source]

Michael Mann says it’s cheaper to combat climate change.
Thursday April 24th 2014, 10:00 AM

American climatologist Michael Mann argues it is cheaper to wean ourselves from fossil fuels than to pay for the damage caused by global warming. [News Source]