Global Warming and Climate Change News

Leading climatologist spoke to WKU audience about climate change
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 11:07 PM

Climatologist Kenrick Leslie spoke with WKU students and faculty on Tuesday on the importance of collaboration in responding to climate change. [News Source]

Local councils 'play key role in climate change battle'
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 6:45 PM

The Chair of Auckland Council's Environment Forum believes local government is in a strong position to help the national and international effort to slow climate change. [News Source]

Tornado Frequency In 2012: Global Warming, Climate Change To Blame?
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 5:57 PM

Hundreds of tornado fatalities in recent years have got people thinking. Does global warming lead to an increase in deadly twisters? [News Source]

The Simple Solution to Climate Change: Hint, It Isn't World Government
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 1:49 PM

It's worth having a look at this appallingly fatuous piece at Scientific American arguing that the only possible cure for climate change is global government with the power to force people to do things: or not do things, as the case may be. [News Source]

Climate Change Acceptance Sinks During Economic Slumps
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 11:09 AM

A few years back, the US public’s acceptance of conclusions reached by climate scientists took a dramatic drop. It’s only now beginning to recover. Not a lot has changed about the science during that time, raising questions about what’s driving the ups and downs in the polls. [News Source]

Poll: More Americans now support domestic drilling.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

Struggling with rising prices at the pump, Americans are voicing a greater willingness to develop domestic fossil fuels than they did just a year ago, according to a new poll. [News Source]

Reluctant Russia wakes up to energy waste.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world's top oil and gas producer may be watching its energy riches blow away in the wind. Russia, in 2008, was wasting enough energy to power Britain for a whole year. [News Source]

Baillieu set to boost brown coal.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Baillieu government is preparing a campaign to promote development of Victoria's brown coal reserves, as it confirms plans to open up new coal allocations for industry. [News Source]

Thawing permafrost prompts Alaska landfill concerns.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

Environmental managers in 100 Alaskan communities are studying the potential for pollution from landfills and fuel tanks that will be triggered by melting permafrost from climate change. [News Source]

Poll: More Americans now support domestic drilling.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

Struggling with rising prices at the pump, Americans are voicing a greater willingness to develop domestic fossil fuels than they did just a year ago, according to a new poll. [News Source]

Reluctant Russia wakes up to energy waste.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world's top oil and gas producer may be watching its energy riches blow away in the wind. Russia, in 2008, was wasting enough energy to power Britain for a whole year. [News Source]