Global Warming and Climate Change News

Impact of climate change on the soil ecosystem
Friday November 28th 2014, 4:59 PM

Scientists are working to evaluate the impact of climate change on the ecosystems of the soil by monitoring its microbial properties over time. The research areas are located at altitudes of between 1,500 and 2,600 meters, which provides a broad range of different climate conditions and makes it possible to observe how the altitude affects the properties of the soil and the micro-organisms ... [News Source]

What will make the skeptics accept climate change?
Friday November 28th 2014, 4:11 PM

If you think that further storms, droughts and floods will make a difference, think again [News Source]

Experts: Two-Degree Global Warming Limit Won't Work
Friday November 28th 2014, 12:08 PM

A temperature rise that could cause irreversible damage to civilization is practically inevitable, say experts ahead of a year of key climate talks. [News Source]

Climate change threatens Santa's hometown
Friday November 28th 2014, 11:23 AM

Will climate change kill Father Christmas? [News Source]

Indigenous community beats drought, malnutrition in Honduras.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

The Tolupan indigenous people in Pueblo Nuevo have a lot to celebrate: Famine and child malnutrition are no longer problems for them. And they are no longer suffering from the drought that hit much of the country this year as a result of climate change and El Niño. [News Source]

Highway to the danger ozone.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

The afterparty of President Obama’s immigration rewrite is a year-end blowout of anticarbon regulation that is also contemptuous of the rule of law and democratic consent. The better development is that the two other branches of government aren’t amused and may impose some accountability for the damage. [News Source]

Q. and A.: Alex Wang and Ann E. Carlson on the U.S.-China climate accord.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

Among experts who have analyzed China’s promises and whether they represent a sincere effort to combat climate change, are Alex Wang and Ann E. Carlson, law professors at UCLA, who study environmental policy and regulations in the U.S. and China. [News Source]

Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in UK report.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide, tobacco and asbestos, warns a report produced by the UK's chief scientific adviser. [News Source]

Jokowi pledges to act against forest fires.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

President Joko Widodo on Thursday verbalized his preference for farms owned by people, rather than corporations, to curb the haze crisis that stems from peatland fires in Riau and elsewhere in Sumatra and Kalimantan. [News Source]

US, British data show 2014 could be hottest year on record.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

This year may eclipse 2010 as the hottest since records began in the 19th century, a sign long-term global warming is being stoked by rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said. The period of January to October 2014 is already among the warmest ever recorded, and a warm ending to the year could easily make it top, according to U.S. and British data. [News Source]

South West should brace itself for more flooding and extreme weather according to new climate report.
Friday November 28th 2014, 9:00 AM

Research by scientists at the University of Exeter has shown that such extreme weather events will only get worse in areas where they already occur if nothing is done to stabilise global temperatures. [News Source]