Global Warming and Climate Change News

Linking human evolution and climate change
Friday February 17th 2012, 4:32 PM

It's not a take on climate change we often hear about. But a professor of archaeology, will talk about how climate change impacts human evolution at the world’s largest science fair. [News Source]

Classrooms Become Next Battleground for Climate Change Skeptics
Friday February 17th 2012, 10:54 AM

For years, science classrooms have been a battleground for supporters of teaching evolution versus creationism or intelligent design. Now, teachers may be once again caught in the crossfire as a new controversial topic makes its way into education: climate change. [News Source]

Plotting a road map for a low-carbon future.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

Last June, a high-powered group of scientists and thinkers gathered in Ontario to explore how science and technology could contribute to a more sustainable energy future and avoid the worst climate impacts. On Sunday, the results of their collective effort – the Equinox Blueprint – will be released. [News Source]

GOP governors press ahead with green economic policies, study shows.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

The nation's Republican governors are pressing forward with policies that promote the green economy—and in some cases they have moved further than their Democratic counterparts. [News Source]

Sprawling nitrogen footprint could incrase with climate change.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

Scientists have found humanity's nitrogen footprint in places once thought pristine. These findings show that natural nitrogen equilibriums have shifted drastically and are now driven largely by human factors. This world awash in nitrogen can have devastating effects on health, ecology and the climate. [News Source]

The truth peddlers: Smoke and mirrors in the climate debate.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

Fritz Vahrenholt and his colleague, geologist Sebastian Lüning, say the world isn't facing a climate catastrophe. The two are peddling precisely the kind of theory that generates publicity and allows both sides of the debate to profit. But it also leaves people wondering whom they should believe. [News Source]

Climate-change naysayers drowning out scientific research, expert says.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

The president of one of the world's biggest scientific organizations says the research community is being outgunned by naysayers, and that she is "scared to death" by trends that show declining public acceptance of global warming and the growing influence of science skeptics. [News Source]

In shifty climates, birds sleep around.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

An unpredictable environment might explain infidelity and divorce – at least in birds. [News Source]

Emissions trading small help to California budget plan – report.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

California Governor Jerry Brown may only get a fraction of the revenue for the state budget from a greenhouse-gas emissions trading program that he expects, a budget watchdog agency said in a report on Thursday. [News Source]

Report: Severe weather on the rise.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

Natural disasters have become big business in Maryland. Within the past year, a string of damaging and expensive natural disasters, including tornadoes, a hurricane, a tropical storm and earthquake tremors have all caused damage to the region and businesses throughout the Lower Shore. [News Source]

Climate deniers Heartland Institute documents leaked.
Friday February 17th 2012, 9:00 AM

The Heartland Institute, which celebrated the release of stolen emails from climate scientists in 2009, has now had its own documents stolen and released and is asking journalists not to divulge their contents. [News Source]