Global Warming and Climate Change News

Green Economy Index: Australia's leadership on climate change abysmal
Tuesday October 21st 2014, 1:23 AM

Australia is trailing behind when it comes to leadership on climate change, a new report has revealed. [News Source]

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground
Monday October 20th 2014, 4:45 PM

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes. [News Source]

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground
Monday October 20th 2014, 4:12 PM

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes. [News Source]

Mediterranean, semi-arid ecosystems prove resistant to climate change
Monday October 20th 2014, 3:33 PM

Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. But in testing these dire predictions, ecologists found that, contrary to expectations, no measurable changes in annual vegetation could be seen. None of the crucial vegetation characteristics -- neither species richness and composition, nor density and biomass -- had changed appreciably in the ... [News Source]

CN recognized as a world leader for corporate action on climate change
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:40 AM

MONTREAL, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (CNR.TO) (CNI) has been awarded a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 in recognition of its action to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change. The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. It has been produced by ... [News Source]

The ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:31 AM

Climate change – what the Pentagon calls a “threat multiplier” – could put the world on course toward worsening chaos or even extermination as nuclear-armed nations scramble to cope with environmental dislocations and resource shortages, a danger that could define the future, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. [News Source]

In Tennessee, a nuclear plant four decades in the making.
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

When the Tennessee Valley Authority first ordered Watts Bar 2, demand for electricity was growing at 7 percent a year and coal supplies were uncertain. Many of the people who now worry about global warming had not yet been born. But that was 1970. [News Source]

State studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents.
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants. [News Source]

How climate change is fueling the Miami real estate boom.
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

Miami has been undergoing a nearly unprecedented surge in real estate construction, with planning discussions centering less on who will leave first and more on how high new projects can be built. [News Source]

Powering up the poor shouldn’t hurt the climate.
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

More than a billion people worldwide – one in six people – don't yet have access to electricity, and getting them plugged in to power won't send carbon emissions soaring in developing countries, according to a new study. [News Source]

Europe emission targets ‘will fail to protect climate’.
Monday October 20th 2014, 10:00 AM

Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. [News Source]