Sunday September 18th 2011, 7:32 PMThe planet's deep oceans at times may absorb enough heat to flatten the rate of global warming for periods of as long as a decade even in the midst of longer-term warming, according to a new analysis. [News Source]
Deep oceans can mask global warming for decade-long periods
Deep Oceans Put Global Warming on Temporary Hiatus
Sunday September 18th 2011, 7:24 PMThe world is projected to continue warming over the century; however, the increase isn't expected to be a smooth one. Projections show that temperatures will likely stabilize for periods as long as a decade before the warming continues. [News Source]
South Africa: Interfaith Conference On Climate Change
Sunday September 18th 2011, 2:32 PMThe threat of climate change is not just a scientific concern but a profound ethical challenge that demands leadership from all sectors of society. [News Source]
Farm sector must adapt to reality of global warming, group says
Sunday September 18th 2011, 1:07 PMAmid global warming and its related weather volatility, Thailand should not focus only on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also on how to adapt the agricultural sector to the changes, according to the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO). [News Source]
Salty flow into Florida rivers blamed on sea level rise, not overpumping.
Sunday September 18th 2011, 10:00 AMThe folks who live along the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa rivers have noticed a lot of changes lately. And to them, the cause seems obvious. [News Source]
Solyndra: A dark cloud over solar power.
Sunday September 18th 2011, 10:00 AMTo exploit the Solyndra episode as a way to scuttle renewable energy development is a cheap tactic by global warming deniers and short-sighted lawmakers determined to keep America addicted to fossil fuels. [News Source]
Rising oceans could wash away revenue.
Sunday September 18th 2011, 10:00 AMIf the environmental reasons are not enough to get the attention of those who don't believe in the man-made causes of global warming, perhaps the economic reasons will prove convincing. That's critical for those of us along the Orange County coast, where the ocean defines our way of life. [News Source]
Business comes clean on emissions, or so it says.
Sunday September 18th 2011, 10:00 AMThe Carbon Disclosure Project came out this week with its 10th annual report on the greenhouse gas emissions of the world's top 500 listed companies. OK, it's inevitably complex and this is a voluntary, non-profit initative. But it's a reasonable question, whether corporate emissions trends can be reliably gleaned from this report. [News Source]
Land-use policies must reflect climate reality.
Sunday September 18th 2011, 10:00 AMRecent flooding is only the latest convincing evidence for us laymen that the overwhelming majority of respected scientists are right about climate change. It's a perfect storm caused by a rapidly changing physical, financial and political environment. [News Source]
Storms expose need to improve wastewater infrastructure.
Sunday September 18th 2011, 10:00 AMScientists say the Northeast will continue to experience increased rains and more powerful storms like this as a result of climate change. As intense weather events become more frequent, we have to ask ourselves if our communities are ready to face them. [News Source]