Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 PMWhere’s your “global warming” now?Right where it’s been for years, a Texas Tech University atmospheric scientist said Wednesday, even as global warming opponents in snow-laden climes, including the nation’s capitol, enjoyed a bit of sport based in this winter’s unforgiving chill.Katharine Hayhoe, one of the authors of the 2009 report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” said the ... [News Source]
Expert: Variations part of climate change (Abilene Reporter-News)
Jones shreds Capitol Hill to fight climate change (ESPN)
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 8:21 PMBig-time events like the Winter X-Games and the Winter Olympics bring the best in competition snowboarding to mainstream audiences, chalking up bigger and bigger viewership each year. But global warming could see the biggest, and most important, mainstream crossover yet. As the impacts of climate change -- economic, social, and environmental -- are starting to hit home in governments around the ... [News Source]
Snowstorm: East Coast Blizzard Tied to Climate Change (Time.com via Yahoo! News)
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 3:50 PMA major blizzard is hitting the mid-Atlantic region. There is evidence that climate change could make such snowstorms more common, even as the world continues to warm [News Source]
Romanticism undone: Invasive species, global warming taking toll on plants at Thoreau’s Walden Pond (Scientific American)
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 3:38 PMHenry David Thoreau famously catalogued the plants around Walden Pond more than 150 years ago, and the information he gathered then is helping to illustrate the effects of invasive species and global warming on the area today. [More] [News Source]
Mackenzie River’s fish contaminated with dangerous toxins: Scientists.
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMScientists studying burbot in the Mackenzie River, one of the country's most pristine rivers, have been surprised to discover that mercury, PCBs and DDT in the fish are rising rapidly, a finding they say is linked to climate change. [News Source]
Climate-science officials seek better reports.
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMSome top officials of a Nobel Prize-winning climate-science organization are acknowledging the panel made some mistakes amid a string of recent revelations questioning the accuracy of some of the information in its influential reports. [News Source]
House OKs resolution doubting climate change.
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMThe House adopted a sternly worded resolution declaring the body's deep skepticism over current climate science and called for the federal government to halt carbon dioxide reduction programs. [News Source]
Swift help urged for Haiti’s crucial weather forecasters.
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMHaiti's quake battered and greatly diminished weather service urgently needs help ahead of the flood and storm prone country's impending rainy season, the UN's weather agency said on Tuesday. [News Source]
Battle over climate data turned into war between scientists and sceptics.
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMWhether it was democracy in action, or defence against malicious attempts to disrupt research, climate scientists were driven to siege mentality by persistence of sceptics. [News Source]
Climate change debate overheated after sceptics grasped ‘hockey stick.’
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMAfter the publication of the IPCC report in 2001, the controversy about the hockey stick spread beyond the science community. Political opponents of climate scientists cried foul, and they have stayed on Michael Mann's trail for years. [News Source]
The story of coal’s dirty, deadly legacy.
Wednesday February 10th 2010, 9:00 AMThis month, an energetic author from the rugged, coal-laden hills of southern Illinois hopes to relay the message that a consequence of a national dependence on coal is the outright decimation of the communities surrounding the mines. [News Source]