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]

We may have literally just entered a new climate.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

At the 11th District Congressional debate in Brevard Monday night, I threw out the question of climate change to the seven GOP candidates in attendance. Essentially, responses ranged from “ain’t happening’’ to “maybe something’s going on.’’ [News Source]

Religious right’s rejection of science is baffling.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

I recall a time when science and scientists were taken seriously, but lately they've been getting knocked around, especially in the U.S. and Canada. Looking at recent events in North America, it’s hard not to conclude that humanity is taking a crazy step backwards. [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]

Viral disease may contribute to coral reef die-offs.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

After finding that bacteria from waste water effluent are a major factor in the elkhorn coral die-off in Florida’s coastal waters, researchers are focusing on other pathogens that may be affecting reefs, including viral disease. [News Source]

B.C. students battle pipeline in Christy Clark’s backyard.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

University of B.C. students Roasalind Sadowski and Allison Stocks want nothing less than a fundamental change in Canada with a shift away from an economy fueled by oil. [News Source]

New Jersey leaders dim lights at Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

State leaders recently joined with students from West Orange High School for a curtain raiser to Earth Hour at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, dedicated to the man who invented the incandescent bulb. [News Source]

Filipinos join world for Earth Hour.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

In a global effort to draw attention to climate change, a record 150 countries and territories switched their lights off for Earth Hour. In the Philippines, an official Earth Hour “hero country,” Filipinos joined the event from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. [News Source]

Lights go off around globe for Earth Hour.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

The Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness yesterday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. [News Source]

Earth Hour Toronto 2012: Power use down 6.8%.
Sunday April 01st 2012, 10:00 AM

It’s a bright idea gaining popularity worldwide, but enthusiasm for Earth Hour may be dimming at home. [News Source]