Global Warming and Climate Change News

U.N. warns on climate change
Thursday July 21st 2011, 9:06 PM

UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (UPI) -- Global climate change constitutes a major threat for future world peace and security, a United Nations official says. [News Source]

Rice Lashes Out at Russia for Blocking U.N. Council From Tackling Climate Change
Thursday July 21st 2011, 4:41 PM

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice this week issued a blistering rebuke of Russia, China and other countries that blocked the Security Council from adopting a statement linking the threat of climate change to international peace and security. [News Source]

UN says climate change threatens world security
Thursday July 21st 2011, 12:41 PM

Climate change is generating an "unholy brew" of extreme weather events that threaten global security, the UN chief said as the Security Council recognized the issue's potential effect on world peace. [News Source]

UN says climate change threatens world security
Thursday July 21st 2011, 12:41 PM

Climate change is generating an "unholy brew" of extreme weather events that threaten global security, the UN chief said as the Security Council recognized the issue's potential effect on world peace. [News Source]

UN says climate change threatens global security
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:30 AM

The United Nations Security Council has for the first time admitted that global warming poses a major threat to world security and peace. The move catapults climate change higher up the global agenda. [News Source]

U.N. deadlock on addressing climate shift.
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:00 AM

The persistent inability of the United Nations to forge international consensus on climate change issues was on display Wednesday, as Security Council members disagreed over whether they should address possible instability provoked by problems like rising sea levels or competition over water resources. [News Source]

Coalition works to help a Washington State river adapt.
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:00 AM

For 10,000 years the Nisqually Indians in Washington have relied on chinook salmon for their very existence, but soon those roles are expected to reverse. Based on current warming trends, climate scientists anticipate that in the next 100 years the Nisqually River will become shallower and much warmer. The glacier that feeds the river, already shrunken considerably, will continue to recede. [News Source]

Longest polar bear swim recorded – 426 miles straight.
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:00 AM

Shrinking sea ice forced a female polar bear to swim for a record-breaking nine days straight, traversing 426 miles (687 kilometers) of water - equivalent to the distance between Washington, D.C., and Boston, a new study says. [News Source]

Eleven million at risk in Horn of Africa.
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:00 AM

The United Nations and humanitarian workers report that food insecurity is now at emergency levels across the Horn of Africa, affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and especially south Somalia, with 11 million people in dire need of emergency assistance due in part to a major prolonged drought. [News Source]

U.N. deadlock on addressing climate shift.
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:00 AM

The persistent inability of the United Nations to forge international consensus on climate change issues was on display Wednesday, as Security Council members disagreed over whether they should address possible instability provoked by problems like rising sea levels or competition over water resources. [News Source]

Coalition works to help a Washington State river adapt.
Thursday July 21st 2011, 10:00 AM

For 10,000 years the Nisqually Indians in Washington have relied on chinook salmon for their very existence, but soon those roles are expected to reverse. Based on current warming trends, climate scientists anticipate that in the next 100 years the Nisqually River will become shallower and much warmer. The glacier that feeds the river, already shrunken considerably, will continue to recede. [News Source]