Global Warming and Climate Change News

Political leaders play key role in how worried Americans are by climate change: study
Monday February 06th 2012, 11:30 AM

More than extreme weather events and the work of scientists, it is national political leaders who influence how much Americans worry about the threat of climate change, new research finds. [News Source]

Political leaders play key role in how worried Americans are by climate change
Monday February 06th 2012, 11:13 AM

( Ohio State University ) More than extreme weather events and the work of scientists, it is national political leaders who influence how much Americans worry about the threat of climate change, new research finds. In a study of public opinion from 2002 to 2010, researchers found that public belief that climate change was a threat peaked in 2006-2007 when Democrats and Republicans in Congress ... [News Source]

What drives public opinion on climate change?
Monday February 06th 2012, 11:08 AM

( Springer ) The researchers reveal that the driving factor that most influences public opinion on climate change is the mobilizing efforts of advocacy groups and elites. The study conducted an empirical analysis of the factors affecting US public concern about the threat of climate change between January 2002 and December 2010. The five factors that were examined were extreme weather events ... [News Source]

About the Kanagawa Global Warming Prevention Award
Monday February 06th 2012, 10:26 AM

Tokyo, Feb 6, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that two of its initiatives to reduce environmental burden - PC server development and datacenter construction - were honored with Kanagawa Prefecture's 2nd Kanagawa Global Warming Prevention Awards. [News Source]

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Issues GHG Reduction Summit Report with Ideas to …
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:03 AM

EDMONTON, ALBERTA-- - The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation has issued a report on the GHG Reduction Summit that the organization hosted in 2011. The Summit included a series of keynote ... [News Source]

It’s the economy. And politics. And not much else.
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:00 AM

Economics and political cues dictate climate change concern for a public that has a remarkably short attention span on the topic, researchers find. Extreme weather and science-based education efforts have 'only a minor effect.' [News Source]

China bars its airlines from paying EU carbon tax.
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:00 AM

China announced Monday it will prohibit its airlines from paying European Union charges on carbon emissions, ratcheting up a global dispute over the cost of combatting climate change. [News Source]

Climate change could expose Australians to toxic contamination.
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:00 AM

Increased flooding, most recently in Queensland and northern NSW, could pump more contaminants into groundwater, rivers, oceans, the food supply and atmosphere as bigger storms overwhelm landfills designed for a different era, scientists warn. [News Source]

Glaciers, BC’s hydro’s melting ‘batteries.’
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:00 AM

Scientists are trying to figure out how rising temps will change the alpine run-off that helps power the province. [News Source]

Giants of the New Zealand forest give climate clues.
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:00 AM

New Zealand scientists using the rings on kauri trees to look at climate patterns are tipping global warming to bring more big weather extremes in the coming years. [News Source]

Wind farms can actually increase climate change by raising temperatures and causing downpours, warn academics.
Monday February 06th 2012, 9:00 AM

They have long been championed as a way to combat global warming by creating clean energy. But wind farms can actually alter the climate according to a new study by a group of American scientists. [News Source]