Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming driving seals to dive deep
Thursday February 09th 2012, 6:07 PM

BREMERHAVEN, Germany, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Higher ocean temperatures caused by global warming are causing elephant seals to have to dive deeper in their search for food, German researchers say. [News Source]

2C warming goal now 'optimistic' – French scientists
Thursday February 09th 2012, 12:56 PM

French scientists unveiling new estimates for global warming said on Thursday the 2 C (3.6 F) goal enshrined by the United Nations was "the most optimistic" scenario left for greenhouse-gas emissions. [News Source]

Study: GOP votes drive public opinion on climate change
Thursday February 09th 2012, 11:39 AM

You might think opinions on climate change are driven by news stories, or extreme weather events, or, if you’re really optimistic, publicly available scientific research. But it turns out that politicians affect the way that Americans view the issue more than almost anything else, according to a new paper in the journal Climatic Change. Read full article >> [News Source]

Understanding the Global Warming Debate
Thursday February 09th 2012, 10:19 AM

Likely you have heard the sound bite that ?97% of climate scientists? accept the global warming ?consensus?. ??Which is what gives global warming advocates the confidence to call climate skeptics ?deniers,? hoping to evoke a parallel with ?Holocaust Deniers,? a case where most of us would agree that a small group are denying a well-accepted ... [News Source]

Understanding the Global Warming Debate
Thursday February 09th 2012, 10:02 AM

Likely you have heard the sound bite that "97% of climate scientists" accept the global warming "consensus".  Which is what gives global warming advocates the confidence to call climate skeptics "deniers," hoping to evoke a parallel with "Holocaust Deniers," a case where most of us would agree that a small group are denying a well-accepted reality.  So why do these "deniers" stand athwart of the ... [News Source]

Breaking News: 2 new reactors approved in Georgia.
Thursday February 09th 2012, 9:00 AM

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-to-1 on Thursday to grant a license to build two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia — a milestone for an industry whose long-hoped-for renaissance has been smaller and later than anticipated. [News Source]

Climate change, resource depletion trigger dramatic global change.
Thursday February 09th 2012, 9:00 AM

One of the biggest challenges facing mankind and governments across the globe is tackling the dire consequences of climate change, pollution and natural resource depletion due to human activity. [News Source]

Is global warming hot again in Hollywood?
Thursday February 09th 2012, 9:00 AM

Two new projects have climate change themes. Let's hope they are able to show complexity without falling back on caricature. After all, at the heart of scientific discovery sits fundamental questions about how we might live together on this increasingly crowded planet without destroying it in the process. [News Source]

Australia reacts to Lord Monckton’s call for a ‘Fox News’ funded by ‘super rich.’
Thursday February 09th 2012, 9:00 AM

Campaigners warn against mining interests buying up media after Lord Monckton calls for UK and Australia to have a 'Fox News'. [News Source]

Making climate newsy.
Thursday February 09th 2012, 9:00 AM

The challenge is keeping this slowly evolving story fresh. The fourth warmest January on record won't cut it. [News Source]

Black Swans and bottom-up environmental action.
Thursday February 09th 2012, 9:00 AM

Preparation of environmental solutions for the extreme global change events of the 21st Century requires a tough, honest assessment of the major forces shaping our world. Large-scale floods, droughts, industrial disasters, economic downturn, and breakthroughs should no longer be considered unlikely. [News Source]