Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate expert discusses global warming
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:14 PM

Michael E. Mann, one of the world’s leaders in climate science, came to speak at UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Center about climate change and the controversial subject of global warming. ... [News Source]

UN sends global warming alert
Thursday March 29th 2012, 5:57 PM

A new UN report shows deadly extreme weather events will increase unless nations tackle global warming. [News Source]

Climate Change Poses Disaster Risk for Most of the Planet
Thursday March 29th 2012, 11:13 AM

Climate change is bringing more droughts, heat waves and powerful rainstorms, shifts that will require governments to change how they cope with natural disasters to protect human lives and the world economy, a new U.N. report says. [More] [News Source]

South Africa’s Earth Hour to start in Durban.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

The focal point – if there is one when the lights are off – for South Africa’s official Earth Hour event on Saturday will be the University of KwaZulu-Natal. [News Source]

US airlines drop lawsuit against EU carbon levy.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

A group of US airlines has dropped its private lawsuit challenging a European Union law charging airlines for carbon emissions on flights to and from Europe, calling on the US government to take over the issue. [News Source]

UK greenhouse gas emissions down seven percent.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Last year's mild winter helped UK greenhouse gas emissions fall 7% in 2011, as people used less gas to heat their homes, provisional figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal. [News Source]

Report details climate change, extreme weather links.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

According to a new report released today, climate change has already led to changes in the frequency and severity of heat waves and heavy precipitation events in many parts of the world, and it presents major challenges for countries to reduce their risks of climate-related disasters. [News Source]

Act now on climate says UN panel.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

A future on earth of more extreme weather and rising seas will require better planning for natural disasters to save lives and limit deepening economic losses, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a major report on the effects of climate change. [News Source]

Wild with a chance of record heat.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

The past year has witnessed an extraordinary number of extreme weather events in New Jersey. It had its wettest August on record, leading to widespread flooding, and a rare October snowstorm, which left hundreds of thousands without power, to name just two. [News Source]

Reports link heat waves, deluges to climate change.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Scientists are increasingly confident that the uptick in heat waves and heavier rainfall is linked to human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions, posing a heightened risk to the world’s population, according to two reports issued in the past week. [News Source]

Global warming biggest threat to U.S. security, retired officer says.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Many people do a double take when retired Admiral Lee Gunn tells them that global warming is the most serious national security issue confronting the U.S. It is " the existential threat to America and its influence in the world," he says. [News Source]