Global Warming and Climate Change News

F. Sherwood Rowland, Nobel Prize Winner For Global Warming Discovery, Dies at 84
Monday March 12th 2012, 1:34 PM

The man who sounded early alarm bells about ozone depletion and global warming passed away on Saturday in his California home. F. Sherwood Rowland, known to family and friends as "Sherry," was 84. He died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. [News Source]

Coral Reefs May Be Adapting To Global Warming
Monday March 12th 2012, 1:26 PM

As global warming heats up the Earth’s oceans, one ecosystem stands to be severely threatened: Coral reefs. However, new research has given scientists to be hopeful about the fate of these coral reefs. An international team of researchers has studied a coral population in South-East Asian waters that had survived a bleaching event. What was significant about this reef was that it had also ... [News Source]

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change
Monday March 12th 2012, 12:50 PM

From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change. [News Source]

Global warming threat to coral reefs: Can some species adapt?
Monday March 12th 2012, 12:27 PM

Coral reefs are among the ecosystems most severely threatened by global warming, but hopeful new evidence has emerged that some coral species may be able to adapt to warmer oceans. Researchers now report on coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in 2010 in Southeast Asian waters and had previously experienced severe bleaching during an event in 1998. [News Source]

Resilience to climate change underscored
Monday March 12th 2012, 12:02 PM

COUNTRIES in the Asia-Pacific region must build resilience to climate change, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) executive said on Monday. [News Source]

How Human Engineering Could Be the Solution to Climate Change
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:19 AM

From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change. [News Source]

Innovation is not enough: Why polluters must pay.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

Reasonable people may disagree about what policies will best fight climate change. But climate science makes one thing clear: The planet must limit carbon emissions, or face a bleak future. And we will never get there unless we make policy changes that align market incentives with this goal. [News Source]

Food security: Our daily bread.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

Australian scientists have just tested a new strain of wheat that could increase yields in saline soils by 25%. The news comes just as Oxfam warns of catastrophic drought and potential famine in the West African desert regions, and is a reminder that we face an increasingly hungry world. [News Source]

Nobel scientist who warned of thinning ozone dies.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

F. Sherwood Rowland, the Nobel prize-winning chemist who sounded the alarm on the thinning of the Earth's ozone layer and crusaded against the use of man-made chemicals that were harming earth's atmospheric blanket, has died. He was 84. [News Source]

A hard, dry future for the planet.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world is wasting water on a truly colossal scale, according to the United Nations. More than 80 per cent of the used water on Earth is neither collected nor treated - the equivalent to the planet leaving the taps full on and the plugs out. [News Source]

Airbus, airlines urge EU CO2 deal to avoid retaliation.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

Airbus SAS and Europe’s biggest airlines called on the European Union to find a compromise on aviation carbon curbs, warning that the EU emission limits on foreign carriers could lead to increased retaliation. [News Source]