Global Warming and Climate Change News

Glacier-fed river systems threatened by climate change
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:20 AM

( University of Copenhagen ) As glaciers vanish due to global warming, so will those species dependent upon the icy runoff. The alarming new findings can be found in the journal Nature Climate Change. [News Source]

Parliaments to work to address climate challenges.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Lawmakers have launched a unique network to engage parliaments and their members across the world in advocating policies that help climate victims address global warming challenges. [News Source]

India to adopt low-carbon growth path in 12th Five-Year Plan.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

India will adopt a low-carbon growth path in the 12th Five-Year Plan to meet the national target of lowering the emission intensity of its gross domestic product by 20-25 percent by 2020, the 2011-12 Economic Survey has suggested. [News Source]

Germany gives €50 million to support climate change activities in Ghana, West Africa.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Germany is giving 50 million Euros to help West Africa countries generate knowledge and develop analytical capabilities on climate change, design resilient land use systems, and develop measures to conserve a healthy ecosystem that allows sustainable development. [News Source]

Nigeria prepares for Rio+20 summit.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

A national stakeholders preparatory workshop aimed at articulating Nigeria’s position to the Rio+20 Summit has concluded in Abuja with participants calling for renewed political commitment for sustainable development. [News Source]

‘Green Morocco plan’ fails to confront climate change.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

An unprecedented cold spell that struck Morocco in February and continues to linger well into March has raised serious questions about the country's national agricultural development programme, which will fail to achieve its desired results if climate change continues to be mismanaged. [News Source]

How to fix international inaction on climate.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Humans have been altering fundamental natural processes on our planet, but the international community has not effectively addressed the mess we've gotten ourselves and the rest of life on this planet into, according to a group of social scientists. [News Source]

O.E.C.D. warns of ever-higher greenhouse gas emissions.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050 without more ambitious climate policies, as fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday. [News Source]

Green concept taking root.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

In response to the impact of climate change on people's lives and lifestyles, architects and associated parties are redesigning their buildings under the green concept, a trend that is global and encompasses Thais as well. [News Source]

Judge to weigh Honda settlement over gas mileage.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

A Southern California woman who challenged the legal status quo with a victory in small claims court against Honda Motor Co. will be back in court before another judge to address the automaker's inflated claims about fuel economy in its Civic hybrids. [News Source]

Global warming: Pine beetles thriving at higher elevations.
Friday March 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

In one of the clearest signs yet that global warming is having a direct impact on the environment and economy of the Colorado high country, a trio of University of Colorado researchers say they’ve shown that mountain pine beetles have responded to climate change by speeding up their breeding cycle. [News Source]