Global Warming and Climate Change News

An Unsettling Week For Global Warming's 'Settled Science'
Friday February 10th 2012, 5:33 PM

Climate hot heads have a lot of explaining to do. [News Source]

Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago
Friday February 10th 2012, 4:47 PM

Humans may have been causing climate change for much longer than we’ve been burning fossil fuels . In fact, the agrarian revolution may have started human-induced climate changes long before the industrial revolution began to sully the skies. How? Through the clearing of forests , which still remains the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. Sediment cores from ... [News Source]

Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago
Friday February 10th 2012, 4:17 PM

Humans may have been causing climate change for much longer than we’ve been burning fossil fuels. In fact, the agrarian revolution may have started human-induced climate changes long before the industrial revolution began to sully the skies. How? Through the clearing of forests, which still remains the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human [...] [News Source]

Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago
Friday February 10th 2012, 3:57 PM

Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago [News Source]

Valentine's Day destroyed by climate change?
Friday February 10th 2012, 3:49 PM

Let’s face it, climate change is incredibly un-sexy. We don’t care how many nude protesters are involved. But it’s about to get worse. A new mini-report from the environmental group Climate Nexus points out that climate change is poised to wreck Valentine’s Day, or at least change it significantly, by threatening chocolate production. [News Source]

2C warming goal now 'optimistic' – French scientists
Friday February 10th 2012, 1:50 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]

Five Points About Global Warming
Friday February 10th 2012, 10:36 AM

The hardcore man-made global warming devotees, the last-ditch warmenistas, bullets whistling around their ears as they huddle in their trench, have staked out far too public and belligerent a position to back down with any grace at all. [News Source]

NRC approves first new nuclear plant in a generation.
Friday February 10th 2012, 9:00 AM

Regulators on Thursday approved plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in the US in more than 30 years, despite objections of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, who cited safety concerns stemming from Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster. [News Source]

As ‘yuck factor’ subsides, treated wastewater flows from taps.
Friday February 10th 2012, 9:00 AM

With climate change threatening to diminish water supplies in the fast-growing Southwest, more cities are considering the potential of reclaimed water. But will the yuck factor keep people from accepting it? [News Source]

Super PACs turning to energy donors to spread their message.
Friday February 10th 2012, 9:00 AM

While super PACs linked to presidential candidates have drawn most of the spotlight so far this election season, groups taking unlimited contributions to play in House and Senate races are starting to see their first cash infusions from donors with a stake in congressional energy debates. [News Source]

UK to press for global green accounting system.
Friday February 10th 2012, 9:00 AM

Britain will be pressing for governments everywhere to adopt "green accounting", formally putting a value on environmental assets such as forests as much as on economic output, at a major world conference on sustainable development to be held in Brazil in June. [News Source]