Global Warming and Climate Change News

Has Global Warming Stopped? [Greg Laden's Blog]
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 7:07 PM

The following is a short version of the litany of global warming denialists' current rhetoric: "Current pause in global warming" "lack of global warming for well over 10 years now." "There is no credible (statistically significant) data that says global warming is occurring" "fifteen years of warming, then fifteen of cooling" "The last decades "rate of warming" is flat." "Forget global warming ... [News Source]

Global Warming Alarmism Points To Bad Karma For Your Tax Dollars
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 5:34 PM

What is alternative energy an alternative to? It is an alternative to energy sources that make economic sense. [News Source]

Global Warming Affects Albatross Ecology [Greg Laden's Blog]
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 2:35 PM

At the moment, the Wandering Albatross of the Southern Ocean is getting a free ride; Changes in wind patterns due to Global Warming seem to enhance the efficiency of foraging of this pelagic bird. However, as Global Warming continues, this rare case of a positive benefit of anthropocentric climate change will probably reverse. Climatic hormesis, as it were. Read More. Read the comments on this ... [News Source]

Santorum Sends The Right Message On Global Warming
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 2:35 PM

GOP voters increasingly question the popular global warming narrative. [News Source]

What Drives Public Opinion About Climate Change?
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 12:12 PM

The media influence public opinion about climate change, but not as much as national politicians and the state of the economy do, according to a new analysis of eight years of polling data. [News Source]

McKibben: Vt. needs to lead on climate change
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 10:10 AM

With Vermont still working to recover from Tropical Storm Irene's torrential rains and flooding, environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben went before a panel of state lawmakers on Tuesday to say the storm was at least partly the product of climate change and a likely harbinger of a troubled future. [News Source]

Reduce Global Warming and Save Taxpayers Billions – Asphalt Systems, Inc. says you can do both
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 9:18 AM

Imagine eliminating the total annual carbon dioxide emissions of Japan, or the combined emissions of the United Kingdom and Canada. A Salt Lake City, Utah company Asphalt Systems, Inc. now has the data to prove that it can be done, and rather than costing money, it would actually save billions of dollars while mitigating climate change and global warming.Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 08 ... [News Source]

Low-lying Louisiana prepares for sea level to rise.
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

A scientific report issued by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration predicts that the Louisiana coast could see about 3 feet of sea level rise along the already low and vulnerable Louisiana coast by 2100 — a prediction that leaves this Cajun coast drowning and under siege from storm surge for decades to come. [News Source]

Politics may be real climate hazard – experts.
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

Climate change impacts may turn out to be a catalyst for worsening conflict. If so, keeping an eye on local politics and the quality of governance could be as important in heading off climate crises as breeding drought-resistant crops or protecting forests, climate security experts said at a recent meeting in London. [News Source]

Trouble in Maldives as eco icon president is forced out.
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

The president of the Maldives resigned yesterday in what one aide described as a coup d’etat. President Mohamed Nasheed has been credited with bringing democracy to the archipelago and raising awareness of the impact of global warming, at one point holding a cabinet meeting subsea, in scuba gear. [News Source]

Keystone fractured union model.
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

The labor movement traditionally allows unions with the most at stake on a project - in Keystone's case, the building trades - to take the lead. Keystone XL has disrupted this familiar pattern. [News Source]