Global Warming and Climate Change News

Ottawa County Patriots speaker: Climate change not manmade
Saturday March 24th 2012, 11:35 PM

Steve Goreham, executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of “Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century’s Hottest Topic” will argue global warming is because of natural cycles of the Earth and not greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]

Expert speaks on global warming at IUP
Saturday March 24th 2012, 12:10 PM

Global warming has been on the front burner of the environmental hot stove in recent years, with researchers warning that it threatens to destroy some aspects of nature that many take for granted. [News Source]

Mountain butterflies, wildflowers hit by climate change.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

A mounting number of findings from a research station in the historic mining settlement of Gothic, Colorado, demonstrate that climate change is affecting the ecology of the Rocky Mountains. [News Source]

Global warming may have fueled March heat wave odds.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

According to several top scientists, the March heat wave that has shattered records across a wide swath of the U.S. bears some of the hallmarks of global warming. [News Source]

Cushing’s oil crossroads sets a dusty stage for Obama’s counteroffensive.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

Cushing, Oaklahoma, was thrust into the center of a national slugfest yesterday over high gasoline prices. President Obama surrounded himself with 36-inch-diameter pipelines in preparation for construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline to ship oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast refineries. [News Source]

Mankind kept 2011 global temperatures near record – WMO.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

Human activity kept global temperatures close to a record high in 2011 despite the cooling influence of a powerful La Niña weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Friday. [News Source]

Anti-seal hunt activists find a strange ally in climate change.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

There was a time when fishers could pad their piggy banks by peddling a few pelts and sustain a living until the summer fishing season picked up. But this year, after a warm winter on Cape Breton Island, the sea ice where harp seals perch never materialized. Neither will the hunt. [News Source]

A geological Pandora’s box in New Zealand.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

Even if humanity can limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, future generations could face sea levels 12 to 22 metres higher than present, according to results published last week in the American journal Geology. [News Source]

Canada’s ‘pearl’ of Arctic research hit with funding freeze.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

Unusually frigid weather has taken a big toll on Canada's Arctic research station, one of the world's premier observatories for tracking the health of the Arctic atmosphere, and the chilly financial wind blowing out of Ottawa has left the station in dire financial straits. [News Source]

Bill Gates’ road map to zero-carbon future includes carbon tax, nuclear.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

Significantly cutting carbon emissions over the next century will be extremely difficult but might be possible with planning and innovation, Bill Gates told energy leaders here yesterday. [News Source]

Nuclear power only option despite Fukushima: Industry.
Saturday March 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

A top industry leader on Friday defended nuclear power as the only realistic way to reduce global warming despite Japan's atomic disaster last year. [News Source]