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]

Study links climate change to increased risk of storm surges.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

Studies of climate change and its impact on coastal communities usually focus on rising sea level. Now, scientists from MIT and Princeton University 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. [News Source]

Leak exposes how Heartland Institute works to undermine climate science.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

The inner workings of a libertarian thinktank working to discredit the established science on climate change have been exposed by a leak of confidential documents detailing its strategy and fundraising networks. [News Source]

The analyst: Preparing insurers for a stormy future..
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

Climate change will likely intensify storm surges, wildfires, drought and more, putting the insurance industry in an economic bind. Sharlene Leurig is working to find a more sustainable - and profitable - future. A Climate Query. [News Source]

Utility giant E.on threatens to halt wind farm investment.
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

German energy giant E.on warned on Tuesday that the country's green energy revolution is at risk from delays in connecting offshore wind farms to the grid. The company said it will put two large projects on hold unless the grid operators speed up the construction of power lines. [News Source]

‘All-in’ energy policy: Will coal be buried?
Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:00 AM

The coal industry landed a huge victory in 2010 with the demise of climate change legislation. But despite that win, and the Obama administration’s vocal support for an “all in” energy policy that includes a mix of new and traditional energy resources, a variety of forces is pushing coal back to the brink. [News Source]