Global Warming and Climate Change News

"Global Warming Has Stopped"? How to Fool People Using "Cherry-Picked" Climate Data
Sunday February 05th 2012, 12:43 PM

The current favorite argument of those who argue that climate changes isn’t happening, or a problem, or worth dealing with, is that global warming has stopped. Therefore (they conclude) scientists must be wrong when they say that climate change is caused by humans, worsening, and ultimately a serious environmental problem [News Source]

Global warming make Britain freeze – experts say
Sunday February 05th 2012, 11:06 AM

Global warming is to blame for the hot and the cold... [News Source]

Could drought threaten South Africa’s rooibos tea?
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

South Africa's rooibos tea only grows in a small area and erratic weather patterns - blamed by some on climate change - mean the plant and the new industry are now under threat. [News Source]

Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade — 21 million acres, more than the area of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties put together. [News Source]

Environment agency becomes crunch issue in Rio talks.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

The UN Environment Programme is emerging as a hot issue in preparations for June's Rio conference, styled as a once-in-a-generation chance to restore a sick planet to good health. [News Source]

Mexico drought chokes cattle, crops.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

The worst drought on record in various parts of Mexico has destroyed millions of acres of cropland and left millions of livestock without food, leading to fears about potential food shortages at a time when U.S. states like Texas are also suffering unusually dry weather. [News Source]

Ssssscotland here we come!
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

Grass snakes from England are colonising Scotland as climate warms. [News Source]

Euro Parliament backs low-carbon road map.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

A European Parliament committee this week approved an EU "road map" to a low-carbon economy that seeks to go beyond current greenhouse gas reduction targets. [News Source]

Massachusetts greenhouse gas pollution sources described by EPA.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

Power plants throughout eastern Massachusetts are the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change in the state, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. [News Source]

Why Jog Falls have been reduced to a trickle.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

Prabhakar Bhat is part of a government team studying the nature of forests in the Malenaad. They found that the tropical rainforest is rapidly changing character, due to "changing rain patterns and systematic degradation," according to Bhat. [News Source]

College Station, Texas, reins in green projects.
Sunday February 05th 2012, 9:00 AM

College Station City Council opted to go green in 2008. But last week, after four years, the city toned down those ambitions. It removed the word "leader" from its policy statement and added a note about fiscal responsibility. [News Source]