Global Warming and Climate Change News

OPINION: Human rights take on climate change
Sunday February 26th 2012, 11:10 PM

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Climate change is also a human rights issue, as indicated by the seminar organised by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week. [News Source]

Global warming feeds bark beetles: Are they unstoppable?
Sunday February 26th 2012, 9:35 PM

Hear the sound of chewing out in our vast forests of lodgepole pine, spruce and fir, the chewing that’s already destroyed half the commercial timber in important regions like British Columbia? That’s the sound of climate change, says biologist Reese Halter. Global warming in the form of a bark beetle. [News Source]

Himalayan Sherpas lament climate change devastation
Sunday February 26th 2012, 3:52 PM

Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the world's top mountaineers have warned. [News Source]

Himalayan Sherpas lament climate change devastation
Sunday February 26th 2012, 3:52 PM

Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the world's top mountaineers have warned. [News Source]

Himalayan Sherpas lament climate change devastation
Sunday February 26th 2012, 3:52 PM

Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the world's top mountaineers have warned. [News Source]

Empower build farmers’ resiliency vs. climate change
Sunday February 26th 2012, 11:09 AM

Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) were asked to build the capacity of farmers to cope with climate change and recover from disasters by providing them access to basic services, technology, tools and relevant information. This way, farmers, especially the resource-poor ones would be empowered to employ adaptation and mitigation strategies, says Raul Montemayor, a former ... [News Source]

Himalayan sherpas lament climate change devastation.
Sunday February 26th 2012, 9:00 AM

Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the world's top mountaineers have warned. [News Source]

E-bikes make history as alternative transport, displacing millions of tailpipes.
Sunday February 26th 2012, 9:00 AM

The 21st-century equivalent of the cavalry has come charging in to rescue cities in China and South Asia in their battles against air pollution and global warming. And it's also helping out on the traffic-choked streets in Western cities. This is the electric bicycle, or "e-bike." [News Source]

Animal diseases increasingly plague the oceans.
Sunday February 26th 2012, 9:00 AM

Around the world, marine mammals are increasingly infected by parasites and other diseases long common in domestic animals, experts told a major science conference, adding that the diseases also increasingly threaten people who use the oceans. [News Source]

Is the fight against global warming hopeless?
Sunday February 26th 2012, 9:00 AM

Is the fight against global warming hopeless? It can seem so. After decades of effort, only about one-tenth of America’s energy mix comes from renewable sources that don’t produce carbon dioxide. But two policies can buy the world more time to allow carbon-free technologies to catch up. [News Source]

Radical environmentalists discredit their cause with extreme claims on oilsands.
Sunday February 26th 2012, 9:00 AM

Environmentalists do themselves no favours by indulging in over-the-top rhetoric, like Hansen’s about oilsands development leading to "game over" for Planet Earth. [News Source]