Global Warming and Climate Change News

Tackling belief is the key to overcoming climate change scepticism | Adam Corner
Sunday April 01st 2012, 1:13 PM

Without belief in climate change, simply repeating the scientific case for manmade global warming simply bounces off In a Guardian comment piece last week , Vicky Pope, a senior Met Office scientist, articulated a view that is frequently expressed by scientists: that climate change is a matter of empirical evidence, not belief. But a decade of social science research on public attitudes shows ... [News Source]

UN Official: Global Warming Denialism Is Costing US Jobs and Prestige
Sunday April 01st 2012, 12:40 PM

U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change. [News Source]

In UK, amnesty for hosepipe owners as drought bites.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

The worst drought for three decades is forcing the Government to call for Britain's gardeners to hand in their hosepipes under a nationwide amnesty, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. [News Source]

World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday, part of a global effort to highlight climate change. [News Source]

Lone turbines spark ‘feeding frenzy’ for taxpayer handouts.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

Hundreds of single wind farm turbine applications are being lodged in Scotland in a "feeding frenzy" for subsidies, which are at risk of escaping proper scrutiny in the planning system, experts have warned. [News Source]

The EPA’s (very small) step on carbon emissions.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

Lawmakers, particularly on the right, seem most politically allergic to the most obvious climate policies. The result is a ramshackle collection of clean-energy subsidies, EPA mandates and state actions that can be both expensive and underwhelming. [News Source]

Michigan surrenders to global warming.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

Saying that the unusually warm winter was only a hint of future climate change, the Obama administration has given Michigan $136 million for pilot programs to establish an alligator ranch on the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay and a banana plantation on the Leelanau Peninsula. [News Source]

In UK, amnesty for hosepipe owners as drought bites.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

The worst drought for three decades is forcing the Government to call for Britain's gardeners to hand in their hosepipes under a nationwide amnesty, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. [News Source]

As the climate warms, the risk of fires is becoming unusually, unseasonably high.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

The crunchy, blackened grass and singed tree trunks here are a reminder that these are odd times: freakishly warm temperatures, dry conditions and an unusual amount of land damaged by fire. [News Source]

World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday, part of a global effort to highlight climate change. [News Source]

Lone turbines spark ‘feeding frenzy’ for taxpayer handouts.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

Hundreds of single wind farm turbine applications are being lodged in Scotland in a "feeding frenzy" for subsidies, which are at risk of escaping proper scrutiny in the planning system, experts have warned. [News Source]