Global Warming and Climate Change News

Is global warming to blame for the March heat?
Friday March 23rd 2012, 4:51 PM

Not it’s not your imagination. It’s been freakishly hot across much of the United States this spring, with more than 7,000 temperature records broken since March 12. So Andrew Freedman asked a bunch of climate scientists whether global warming was to blame. Here was one hedged reply: Read full article >> [News Source]

Support global warming
Friday March 23rd 2012, 4:43 PM

Editor, Advertiser: During college I believed strongly that man was going to destroy the planet with overpopulation, pollution and overuse of its natural resources. I was led to believe this was true because hundreds of scientists ... [News Source]

Tennessee bill protects teachers who challenge evolution and climate change
Friday March 23rd 2012, 2:44 PM

State legislature gives legal protection to teachers who do not believe in the science and want to debate alternate explanations The state legislature of Tennessee has given legal cover to public school teachers to challenge the science of evolution and climate change, in a move that looks set to deepen a debate about politicisation of the classroom. The bill passed in the Tennessee Senate this ... [News Source]

True Fact: The Lack of Pirates Is Causing Global Warming
Friday March 23rd 2012, 11:55 AM

It?s true.?? This extremely scientific graph proves it: You can see that as the number of pirates in the world has decreased over the past 130 years, global warming has gotten steadily worse. In fact, this makes it entirely clear that if you truly want to stop global warming, the most impactful thing to do ... [News Source]

True Fact: The Lack of Pirates Is Causing Global Warming
Friday March 23rd 2012, 11:37 AM

It's true.  This extremely scientific graph proves it: [News Source]

Environmentalists puzzled by GOP efforts to cast Obama as overzealous on their issues.
Friday March 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

The leading Republican presidential hopefuls have cast Obama as environmental extremist. It has surprised environmental activists, many of whom say they are let down by Obama’s record on their issues. [News Source]

US intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising.
Friday March 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a US intelligence assessment – part of an effort by the Obama administration to assess how long-term issues such as climate change may affect US national security. [News Source]

Wrong as rain, planners try again.
Friday March 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Driven by a warming climate, precipitation has been falling over Minnesota and the nation in more intense bursts in recent decades, causing local governments, engineers and landowners to rethink whether sewer systems and other drainage features are up to the tasks they were designed to handle. [News Source]

Cosy amid the thaw.
Friday March 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

The Arctic was once a backwater, both bureaucratically and literally. Not any more. [News Source]

Obama’s Keystone XL announcement attacked from both sides.
Friday March 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

President Obama traveled to one of the nation's oil transportation hubs, offering what administration officials hope voters will see as a centrist alternative to the polarized debate over the Keystone XL pipeline — and quickly drew fire from activists on both sides. [News Source]

US intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising.
Friday March 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a US intelligence assessment – part of an effort by the Obama administration to assess how long-term issues such as climate change may affect US national security. [News Source]