Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate Change Threatens Tropical Birds
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 11:57 PM

Climate change spells trouble for many tropical birds - especially those living in mountains, coastal forests and relatively small areas - and the damage will be compounded by other threats like habitat loss, disease and competition among species. [News Source]

Climate change may increase risk of water shortages in hundreds of US counties by 2050
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 4:19 PM

More than one in three counties in the US could face a "high" or "extreme" risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century, according to a new study. The report concluded seven in 10 of the more than 3,100 counties could face "some" risk of shortages of fresh water. [News Source]

Leaked: a plan to teach climate change skepticism in schools
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 3:29 PM

Internal documents have been leaked from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago nonprofit think tank, showing its funding of leading scientific critics of global warming and a plan to teach climate change skepticism in schools. [News Source]

Climate change may increase risk of water shortages in hundreds of US counties by 2050
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 12:45 PM

( American Chemical Society ) More than one in three counties in the US could face a "high" or "extreme" risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century, according to a new study in ACS's Journal of Environmental Science & Technology. The report concluded seven in 10 of the more than 3,100 counties could face "some" risk of shortages of fresh water. It includes ... [News Source]

Leaked: Climate skeptics' strategy for schools
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 10:38 AM

Internal documents have been leaked from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago nonprofit think tank, showing its funding of leading skeptics of global warming and a plan to teach climate change skepticism in schools. [News Source]

Leaked: a plan to teach climate change skepticism in schools
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 10:09 AM

Internal documents have been leaked from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago nonprofit think tank, showing its funding of leading skeptics of global warming and a plan to teach climate change skepticism in schools. [News Source]

New natural gas strategy drives benefits for consumers.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

British Columbia's recently announced natural gas and liquefied natural gas strategies represent an important evolution in our government's energy and economic priorities. [News Source]

Climate change and a tale of two cities.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

Late January, I went up to the Simon Fraser University's mountaintop campus to hear a lecture by Dr. John Clague, who discussed "Danger From the Sea: Sea Level Rise in a Changing Climate". [News Source]

People displaced by climate change need our help, but so do those who cannot leave.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

A recent UK report has shown that a focus on populations migrating away from environmental change neglects two key groups of vulnerable people: the millions who will actually migrate into areas of environmental threat, and those who will be trapped there by other challenges. [News Source]

Where the Colorado runs dry.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

By strengthening the treaty between the United States and Mexico that governs the Colorado River, we have the opportunity to revive the river and show the world, as it is suggested in Ecclesiastes, that all rivers shall run to the sea. [News Source]

Obama’s pitch on energy.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

President Obama’s new budget lays down a clear and much-needed challenge to the Republican House’s large number of climate-change deniers and all of the Republican Party’s many panderers to Big Oil. [News Source]