Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate change could blunt tech's travel culture
Monday December 22nd 2014, 8:05 AM

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summarizes the growing consequences of global warming -- rising sea levels and threats to health, food supplies, water resources and species. Within the voluminous IPCC study, released this week, is the outline of a role for tech to help the world and its peoples adapt to climate change. For instance, there's going to be ... [News Source]

Climate Change: Looking for hope beyond Lima conference
Monday December 22nd 2014, 6:36 AM

With the weaker-than-expected agreement at the recent Climate Change Conference at Lima, there is an urgent need to highlight endeavours in civil society and business for a sustainable global economy with grassroots empowerment, say Rajni Bakshi. [News Source]

Americans Have No Idea About The Health Consequences Of Climate Change
Monday December 22nd 2014, 5:56 AM

Most people think climate change won't affect their health—or the health of those around them. If scientists are right, climate change will have a serious impact on our collective health and well-being. We'll see the physical and mental effects of floods and extreme weather. We'll see diseases spread by water, food, and insects. And, most perversely of all, climate change will exacerbate health ... [News Source]

Direct Action: Climate Change Authority questions the efficiency and effectiveness of Emissions Reduction Fund
Monday December 22nd 2014, 3:33 AM

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Climate Change Authority suggests Government's Emissions Reduction Fund unlikely to reach targets
Sunday December 21st 2014, 11:28 PM

A review by the Climate Change Authority has found the Government's Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) alone is unlikely to lead to an emissions cut of 5 per cent by 2020. [News Source]

Leaked UN report warns of climate change risks
Sunday December 21st 2014, 11:22 PM

Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn.         [News Source]

Global warming blamed for Pacific coral bleaching
Sunday December 21st 2014, 7:51 PM

The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists said Monday. Marine researchers said an El Nino weather pattern had been developing in recent months, raising ocean temperatures and stressing delicate coral reefs. "The worst coral bleaching event ever recorded for the Marshall Islands has been ... [News Source]

Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?
Sunday December 21st 2014, 7:20 PM

At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast we ultimately act to limit it. They now... [News Source]

Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?
Sunday December 21st 2014, 7:12 PM

At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast we ultimately act to limit it. They now... [News Source]

Filipinos join global call for action on climate change
Sunday December 21st 2014, 12:25 PM

Filipino climate change activists added their voices to the worldwide clamor for steps to stop the continued emission of greenhouse gases, in time with President Barack Obama’s year-end speech on the issue and the international climate change conference in Lima, Peru. [News Source]

Unleash Chinese solar panels to fight climate change.
Sunday December 21st 2014, 9:00 AM

The Obama administration has further undermined its carbon-reduction goals by putting up a needless barrier to imported renewables. [News Source]