Global Warming and Climate Change News

Saudi oil minister praises renewable energy
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 8:32 PM

Global warming 'among humanity's most pressing concerns' A call to acknowledge concerns over global warming (aka climate change aka climate disruption aka pseudoscientific fraud ) has come from a most unlikely source: Saudi Arabia's oil minister.… [News Source]

The Arctic is already suffering the effects of a dangerous climate change
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 5:18 PM

Two decades after the United Nations established the Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to "prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system", the Arctic shows the first signs of a dangerous climate change. [News Source]

Debunking the weekend's global warming reports
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 3:47 PM

Over the weekend, climate change deniers likely felt a renewed vigor as two articles ran in big-name newspapers calling claims of global warming unfounded. [News Source]

What Caused the Texas Drought — Global Warming or La Nina?
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 2:32 PM

The drought that still afflicts Texas has given rise to another controversy over the theory of global warming. Two eminent scientists have looked at the same data and have come to sharply different conclusions. [News Source]

Kiwi climate sceptics get American funding
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 2:27 PM

New Zealand's most prominent group of global warming sceptics has received at least $84,000 from an American think-tank which has been backed by fossil fuel interests and accused of "climate change denialism".The Chicago-based Heartland... [News Source]

Shareholders boost carbon disclosure – study.
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 9:00 AM

Disclosure about greenhouse gas emissions and carbon-reduction strategies can lift a company's economic value, a new study has found. [News Source]

Tesco drops carbon-label pledge.
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 9:00 AM

The supermarket chain has dropped its plan to label all its products with their carbon footprint, blaming the amount of work involved and other retailers for failing to follow its lead. [News Source]

Climate change has helped bring down cultures.
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 9:00 AM

Humanity has weathered many a climate change, including the droughts of the late 19th century that helped kill between 30 and 50 million people around the world via famine. Such shifts have transformed or eliminated specific human societies, including the ancient Sumerians and the Ming Dynasty in China. [News Source]

Green electricity finds few customers in Massachusetts.
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 9:00 AM

Five years after NStar became the first Massachusetts utility to allow customers to directly buy electricity supplied by a wind farm, less than 1 percent of the company’s nearly 900,000 customers have enrolled. A typical customer pays an extra $24 a month for the service. [News Source]

Climate change a ‘fundamental’ health risk.
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 9:00 AM

A leading Australian disease expert says prompt action on climate change is paramount to our survival on earth. Epidemiologist Tony McMichael has conducted an historical study that suggests natural climate change over thousands of years has destabilised civilisations via food shortages, disease and unrest. [News Source]

Climate change drying out forests in western Canada.
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 9:00 AM

Research shows northern forests in the three prairie provinces are drying up and shrinking from drought caused by climate change, while the eastern boreal forest is holding its own. A paper published Monday suggests the forests are already emitting more greenhouse gases than they absorb. [News Source]