Global Warming and Climate Change News

Island nations want climate change in world court
Friday February 03rd 2012, 8:45 PM

Small island nations, whose very existence is threatened by the rising sea levels brought about by global warming, are seeking to take the issue of climate change before the International Court of Justice. [News Source]

Pacheco announces Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change to hold hearing Feb. 6
Friday February 03rd 2012, 8:13 PM

State Senator Marc R. Pacheco announced today that the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change will be conducting an oversight hearing on the impact that two new Clean Air Act rules recently issued by the Environmental Protection Agency may have on the Commonwealth. “The focus of the hearing will be on two new standards, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury and Air ... [News Source]

Pacheco announces Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change to hold hearing Feb. 6
Friday February 03rd 2012, 8:12 PM

State Senator Marc R. Pacheco announced today that the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change will be conducting an oversight hearing on the impact that two new Clean Air Act rules recently issued by the Environmental Protection Agency may have on the Commonwealth. “The focus of the hearing will be on two new standards, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury and Air ... [News Source]

Virginia Court Grants Rehearing of Global Warming Claims Case
Friday February 03rd 2012, 6:13 PM

The Virginia Supreme Court has recently granted rehearing of a closely followed legal case involving global warming, The AES Corp. vs. Steadfast Insurance Company. The court says its previous decision on the case has been “set aside.” On Jan. 17, … [News Source]

Virginia Court Grants Rehearing of Global Warming Claims Case
Friday February 03rd 2012, 6:13 PM

The Virginia Supreme Court has recently granted rehearing of a closely followed legal case involving global warming, The AES Corp. vs. Steadfast Insurance Company. The court says its previous decision on the case has been “set aside.” On Jan. 17, … [News Source]

Global warming: the scientific facts
Friday February 03rd 2012, 4:57 PM

On Monday of last week, over 100 citizens from Mathews and surrounding counties attended a forum titled “Global Warming—Myth or Fact.” Three presentations were offered. [News Source]

Our View: Global warming alarmists chilled
Friday February 03rd 2012, 1:19 PM

The Earth's temperature hasn't increased significantly in about 15 years, which wouldn't be big news except global warming extremists had predicted temperatures would soar during that time because of manmade greenhouse-gas emissions.That forecast would be just another failed... [News Source]

CLA urges new Energy Secretary to learn how land management can help fight climate change
Friday February 03rd 2012, 11:26 AM

LANDOWNERS’ leaders have welcomed Ed Davey to his new role as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and urged him to learn about the role farmers and land managers can play in helping to fight climate change. [News Source]

Elliott Negin: Off the Wall on Climate at the Wall Street Journal
Friday February 03rd 2012, 9:36 AM

The Wall Street Journal's recent climate change denial piece is hardly an isolated case. The paper has a history of publishing scientifically indefensible opinion pieces by its staff writers and outside contributors that attack climate scientists and downplay global warming. [News Source]

Once, men abused slaves. Now we abuse fossil fuels.
Friday February 03rd 2012, 9:00 AM

Pointing out the similarities (and differences) between slavery and the use of fossil fuels can help us engage with climate change in a new way. [News Source]

Glacier thief arrested in Chile.
Friday February 03rd 2012, 9:00 AM

Climate change sceptics have acquired a new explanation for why glaciers are retreating: it's not global warming, it's theft. Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants. [News Source]