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]

Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists said in a new report issued Wednesday. [News Source]

Conservatives’ trust in science has declined sharply.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Since 1974, when conservatives had the highest trust in science, their confidence has dropped precipitously, an American Sociological Review study concludes. [News Source]

For Hayhoe, climate change not a leap of faith.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Increasingly, Texas Tech climatologist Katharine Hayhoe sees her mission as one of outreach. At one level, that means talking to professionals who need information on climate to do their jobs. But the evangelical Christian is also talking to ordinary people who are simply skeptical about the whole business. [News Source]

Why utilities are terrified of solar.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

A pair of graphs demonstrates most vividly the impact solar is having on electricity prices in Germany and why utilities there and elsewhere are desperate to reign in its growth: Solar is not just licking the cream off the profits of the fossil fuel generators, it is eating their entire cake. [News Source]

Hunters, anglers report warming winters are bad for wildlife.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

The exceptionally warm winter of 2011-12 might be a nice respite for everyone, but the rising average winter temperatures are not a good thing for North American wildlife. [News Source]

Farming needs ‘climate-smart’ revolution, says report.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption around the world if future generations are to be adequately fed, a major report warns. Farming must intensify sustainably, cut waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farms, it says. [News Source]

This season’s ticking bomb.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Warmer temperatures are leading some experts to warn that tick activity is starting earlier than usual this year, putting more people at risk. Often hard to diagnose and tricky to treat, tick-borne illnesses — led by Lyme disease — can have serious and long-term complications. [News Source]

Methane cuts could delay climate change by 15 years.
Thursday March 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world could buy itself 15 years of breathing space for fighting climate change, one of the world's top climate modellers argued on Monday. [News Source]