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]

Thoreau as climate researcher?
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

As spring officially begins today, America’s poet laureate of the changing seasons is getting renewed interest for his contributions not only to literature, but modern-day science. [News Source]

Setback for ‘stalled’ global warming view.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

Britain's Climatic Research Unit, which for years maintained that 1998 was the hottest year, has published new data showing warmer years since, further undermining a sceptic view of stalled global warming. [News Source]

Energy targets gone with the wind.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

Efforts to stem global warming have nurtured a strong urge worldwide to deploy renewable energy. As a result, the use of wind turbines has increased ten-fold over the past decade, with wind power often touted as the most cost-effective green opportunity. [News Source]

Go clean to stay a lucky country.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

We need to shrug off the competitiveness constraints of our high-carbon economy and lift our co-operation with other nations. We now have the tools, we have the skills, but do we have the character for these challenges? [News Source]

Spring gets ahead of itself.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

The first day of spring isn’t what it used to be. In fact, over the past several decades spring weather has been arriving earlier in most parts of the United States. [News Source]

Green yet barren.
Tuesday March 20th 2012, 10:00 AM

It's been more than 40 years since the first "Earth Day" in 1970 and close to a quarter-century since hysteria over global warming began. In recent decades schoolchildren have been relentlessly propagandized about "the environment." Turns out it hasn't worked. [News Source]