Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate change kit for kids 'apocalyptic'
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 9:55 PM

The CSIRO will review its new climate change education program for schools following claims that the material is biased and frightens children by offering ‘‘an apocalyptic scenario.’’ [News Source]

U.S. Pushes to Cut Emissions That Speed Climate Change
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 7:50 PM

A small group of countries led by the United States is starting a program to address short-lived pollutants like soot, methane and hydrofluorocarbons that account for 30 to 40 percent of global warming. [News Source]

Can a Prius increase global warming?
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 4:14 PM

Some argue that driving fuel-efficient cars will actually encourage people to drive more, boosting carbon emissions and hastening climate  change. Here's why they're wrong. [News Source]

Climate Change Could Speed Up Storm Frequency
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 4:13 PM

According to new research by MIT, climate change could make events like last year's Hurricane Irene happen every three to 20 years, instead of once a century. The group simulated trends of thousands of storms under different climate conditions and found that today's "500-year floods" could occur once every 25 to 240 years. They said knowing the frequency of storm surges may help urban coastal ... [News Source]

Climate change increases risk of storm surges, according to MIT study
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 3:47 PM

Scientists from MIT have developed a method to examine how multiple effects of climate change – including the combination of sea-level rise and stronger hurricanes -- will affect storm surges that wash over sea walls and inundate communities, damaging buildings and infrastructure. They found that coupled with climate change, storms would dramatically increase the annual risk of so-called “100 ... [News Source]

Climate Change and maximization of economic benefits
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 2:51 PM

Following what seemed a very stimulating workshop on Climate Change in Bangkok last November, I am pleased to welcome all of you here to the second in the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats series of discussions on the subject. [News Source]

A Top German Environmentalist Cools On Global Warming
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 12:00 PM

A new book raises a man-made blizzard of icily numbing challenges to IPCC competence in general, and to their exaggerated attributions of CO2 greenhouse warming influence in particular. [News Source]

People Displaced by Climate Change Need Our Help, But So Do Those Who Cannot Leave
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 11:19 AM

People Displaced by Climate Change Need Our Help, But So Do Those Who Cannot Leave [News Source]

Forests: Rising temperatures push Andean species skyward.
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 9:00 AM

The cloud forests of the Andes mountains, bound between the Amazonian lowlands to the west and the peaks of the Andean uplift to the east are one of the most biologically diverse regions on Earth. They are also among the most vulnerable. [News Source]

With fresh clout, White House likely will continue clean energy spending push.
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 9:00 AM

All indications suggest President Obama will continue forging ahead into the political minefield of hefty clean energy investments when he rolls out his fiscal 2013 spending wish list for the Energy Department and other federal agencies. [News Source]

Hydrofracking: Under the surface.
Tuesday February 14th 2012, 9:00 AM

Responding to the state’s open invitation to drill horizontally, gas companies flocked to Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, New York disallowed the process pending a safety review. [News Source]