Global Warming and Climate Change News

Obesity contributes to global warming: study (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 7:03 PM

Obesity contributes to global warming, too. [News Source]

John McCain has selective memory about global warming efforts (Los Angeles Times)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 4:50 PM

He forgets that Clinton accompanied him on trips and that Obama cosponsored legislation. As he rolled out his plan to combat global warming this week, Republican John McCain jumped at the opportunity to remind voters that he'd flown nearly to the ends of the earth to view the effects of global warming. But apparently he wasn't willing to give that same credit to his Democratic rivals. [News Source]

Japan plans 4.8-bln-dlr loans for climate change: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 4:46 PM

Japan plans to extend up to 500 billion yen (4.8 billion dollars) worth of low-interest loans to developing countries over the next five years to help them fight global warming, a report said Thursday. [News Source]

McCain too blames India, China for global warming (New Kerala)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 1:28 PM

By Arun Kumar, Washington, May 15 : Like President George Bush, the presumptive Republican Presidential candidate John McCain too has said a new global pact on climate change must include India and China, the "greatest contributors" to global warming. [News Source]

Climate change threatens Norway’s moose (Aftenposten)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 11:13 AM

Already chased by hunters and often run down by cars and trains, the popular Norwegian moose now faces another threat: Global warming. [News Source]

Global Warming May Lead To Increase In Kidney Stones Disease (Science Daily)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 10:14 AM

Rising global temperatures could lead to an increase in kidney stones. Dehydration has been linked to stone disease, particularly in warmer climates, and global warming will exacerbate this effect. As a result, the prevalence of stone disease may increase, along with the costs of treating the condition. [News Source]

Global Warming May Lead To Increase In Kidney Stones Disease (Medical News Today)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 9:10 AM

Rising global temperatures could lead to an increase in kidney stones, according to research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Dehydration has been linked to stone disease, particularly in warmer climates, and global warming will exacerbate this effect. [News Source]

A $3 trillion climate change battle (CNN Money)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 7:43 AM

A climate-change bill that has widespread support as it heads to the Senate floor will create an estimated $150 billion of new assets in the first year it takes effect. Between now and 2050, regulating greenhouse gases could easily generate $3 trillion worth in value in the United States. [News Source]

Climate change could prompt reform of irrigation rules Website EAS (Farmers Weekly Interactive)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 4:12 AM

Irrigation rules could be reformed to allow farmers to take advantage of climate change and abstract more water during wetter summer months. [News Source]

John McCain has selective memory about global warming efforts (Los Angeles Times)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 3:20 AM

He forgets that Clinton accompanied him on trips and that Obama cosponsored legislation. As he rolled out his plan to combat global warming this week, Republican John McCain jumped at the opportunity to remind voters that he'd flown nearly to the ends of the earth to view the effects of global warming. But apparently he wasn't willing to give that same credit to his Democratic rivals. [News Source]

Global warming seen as an opportunity (The Charleston Gazette)
Thursday May 15th 2008, 1:25 AM

While global warming will produce losses to both people and the environment from droughts, floods and rising sea levels, it will also create opportunities, according to the director of climate-change science for The Nature Conservancy. [News Source]