Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming: James Delingpole claims green zealots are destroying the planet
Saturday February 04th 2012, 10:36 AM

In his new book JAMES DELINGPOLE argues the green movement is a multi-billion-pound folly that does more harm than good. [News Source]

Activists fight green projects, seeing U.N. plot.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities. [News Source]

Science behind the big freeze: is climate change bringing the Arctic to Europe?
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

A loss of sea ice could be a cause of the bitter winds that have swept across the UK in the past week, weather experts say. [News Source]

Texas drought forces a town to sip from a truck.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

This drought-stricken place in the scenic hills outside Austin-- Spicewood Beech-- has been forced to bring in water by truck from more than 10 miles away because its sole well came close to running out of water. [News Source]

How Steven Chu lost his battle with Washington.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

Last September, a California-based solar panel manufacturer named Solyndra filed for bankruptcy, and things suddenly went very sour. Energy Secretary Chu’s department had signed off on a $535 million loan to the company two years earlier; it was the highest-profile showpiece for Obama’s campaign promise to kick-start the new green energy economy. Congressional Republicans pounced. [News Source]

Activists fight green projects, seeing U.N. plot.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities. [News Source]

How Steven Chu lost his battle with Washington.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

Steven Chu arrived in town as one of Obama’s most celebrated appointees, with an ambitious mission: Use a backwater Cabinet position to reinvent America’s energy system. Now Chu may have no choice but to preside over a similarly dramatic retreat. [News Source]

Texas drought forces a town to sip from a truck.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

Spicewood Beach is one of the first four subdivisions, made up of about 1,100 people, in drought-stricken Burnet County to run so low on water that it had to be hauled in by truck. [News Source]

Is climate change bringing the Arctic to Europe?
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

A loss of sea ice could be a cause of the bitter winds that have swept across the UK in the past week, weather experts say. [News Source]

China greenhouse gas emissions set to rise well past US.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

By 2015, China will emit nearly 50 percent more greenhouse gases than the United States, a top Chinese energy researcher said yesterday. [News Source]

India, EU try to break logjam over airline carbon tax.
Saturday February 04th 2012, 9:00 AM

The European Union is willing to consider whether India's efforts to reduce carbon emissions could qualify for waivers under an EU law that charges airlines for polluting, the 27-nation bloc's climate chief said on Friday. [News Source]