Global Warming and Climate Change News

How global warming created tiny horses
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 7:34 PM

About 56 million years ago, a massive release of carbon dioxide heated the earth's surface by about 10 degrees over 175,000 years. Many mammals responded to this by shrinking.  [News Source]

Global warming shrank horses to cat-size
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 5:33 PM

THE first horses to show up in the fossil record were about the size of miniature schnauzers, a study claims. [News Source]

Global Warming Made First Tiny Horses Even Smaller, Study Finds
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 2:59 PM

Global warming 50 million years ago caused the first horses, already tiny in stature compared with present-day animals, to shrink 30 percent to about 8.5 pounds, the size of a house cat today, a study suggests. [News Source]

Earliest horses show past global warming affected body size of mammals
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 2:30 PM

( University of Florida ) As scientists continue developing climate change projection models, paleontologists studying an extreme short-term global warming event have discovered direct evidence about how mammals respond to rising temperatures. [News Source]

Global Warming Made First Tiny Horses Even Smaller, Michigan Study Finds
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 2:23 PM

Global warming 50 million years ago caused the first horses, already tiny in stature compared with present-day animals, to shrink 30 percent to about 8.5 pounds, the size of a house cat today, a study suggests. [News Source]

Research reveals evolution of earliest horses was driven by climate change, global warming affected body size
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 2:07 PM

When Sifrhippus, the earliest known horse, first appeared in the forests of North America more than 50 million years ago, it would not have been mistaken for a Clydesdale. It weighed in at around 12 pounds -- and it was destined to get much smaller over the ensuing millennia. [News Source]

'Heartlandgate': Climate Beliefs Don't Hinge on Leaked Documents
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 12:22 PM

Last week, documents outlining plans to deny human-caused climate change leaked from the free-market conservative organization The Heartland Institute. This week, a prominent climate scientist admitted he had obtained those documents under false pretenses. [News Source]

Will your kid be taught that climate change is a hoax?
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 9:04 AM

One revelation from the recent Heartland Institute document leak is that the group is crafting a K-12 curriculum to teach kids that global warming is “controversial.” Heartland officials have confirmed this. So is climate change set to join evolution as the next big classroom controversy? Read full article >> [News Source]

EU tar sands pollution vote ends in deadlock.
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 9:00 AM

The European Union failed to label oil produced from tar sands as highly polluting on Thursday, with a key vote by member states ending in deadlock. The issue is seen as a key test of the EU's ability to implement its climate change policies. [News Source]

Europe may pay a high price for new airline carbon tax.
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 9:00 AM

The U.S., the big four emerging market countries, and 21 other nations all say they will use whatever trade means necessary to retaliate against the European Union for imposing a carbon tax on airlines flying into the region. [News Source]

A February that feels like April.
Thursday February 23rd 2012, 9:00 AM

It may be the middle of winter but across the Greater New York region on Wednesday, sunbathers were lying down in parks, golfers were hitting the greens and flowers were just beginning to bloom. [News Source]