Global Warming and Climate Change News

People’s Climate March aims to be biggest rally yet on global warming
Saturday September 20th 2014, 3:35 PM

The People’s Climate March, scheduled for Sunday in New York and featuring everything from noisemakers to an ark, will take place just days before world leaders gather there to address global warming concerns at the UN Climate Summit. [News Source]

See the Effects of Climate Change in Side-by-Side Images
Saturday September 20th 2014, 2:38 PM

In 2014 alone, our planet has seen the hottest August on record , the western U.S. got snow in September , the Southwest saw record rainfall , Pakistan had flash floods and the U.S. bundled up for polar vortices ( even in July !). And that's just a fraction of the climatological effects humans are experiencing on a daily basis. See also: Why Al Gore Is Hopeful on Global Warming Climate change is ... [News Source]

5 things to know about UN Climate Summit
Saturday September 20th 2014, 12:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know: [News Source]

Is this the beginning of the end of climate change denialism?
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:15 AM

World leaders have refused to give global warming the crisis treatment it deserves. The tide may finally be turning [News Source]

Can Sunday’s climate march expand the movement beyond wonky white men?
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

Vernell Robinson was stressed. She and two other activisits were trying to figure out how to inspire a busload's worth of fellow low-income Rockawayers to join them for the trip into Manhattan on Sunday for the People's Climate March. [News Source]

‘We’re here for the climate march’: Developing-world activists.
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

A few days before the elite descend on New York City for the U.N. Climate Summit, a group of grassroots activists from developing countries gathered in Manhattan’s East Side to share their own stories of how climate change is impacting their communities. [News Source]

Toyota’s fuel-cell sedan offers alternative to big batteries.
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

Toyota’s new fuel-cell sedan and Tesla Motors Model S represent two different visions of gas-free driving. And starting next year, they will go head-to-head in California, in what some alt-car aficionados consider the VHS vs. Betamax battle of our day. [News Source]

Feds invest in biofuels for the Navy.
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

The federal government said it is awarding three contracts worth $210 million to develop "drop-in" biofuels for the Navy to use. Each company will use waste products to create the biofuels, which Vilsack said eliminates the "food versus fuel" question pervasive with biofuels such as corn-based ethanol. [News Source]

A Kansas twister: Wind energy politics complicate governor’s race.
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

Increasingly, Kansans are finding that wind from the west may be yet another golden resource of the state — able to generate huge amounts of electricity and make them money in the process. A growing awareness of that windfall is cutting across partisan lines. [News Source]

New York City council introduces package of bills to fight climate change.
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

The New York City Council on Friday proposed a package of bills intended to battle climate change by slashing greenhouse emissions, shrinking the carbon footprint of city operations, and cutting the number of cars on the road. [News Source]

Coal fades, so electrics get cleaner.
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

With coal use waning in generating plants, the greenhouse gas contribution from charging electric vehicles is effectively reduced, too. [News Source]