Global Warming and Climate Change News

Alison van Diggelen: JM Cousteau Calls for "Slimming" Action on Climate Change
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 4:28 PM

Ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau had some provocative advice for those seeking to combat climate change. Action begins at home. [News Source]

Global Warming Is Real and Has Consequences – Part I
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 1:47 PM

Although the consequences of global warming are painfully vivid, some scholars still question whether it requires urgent action. [News Source]

Thawing permafrost may have led to extreme global warming events
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 1:13 PM

( University of Sheffield ) Scientists analyzing prehistoric global warming say thawing permafrost released massive amounts of carbon stored in frozen soil of polar regions, exacerbating climate change through increasing global temperatures and ocean acidification. [News Source]

Durbin, climate experts urge action on global warming
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 12:46 PM

An Illinois lawmaker and climate experts are sounding the alarm about global warming, saying we are already feeling the effects of it, and it will only get worse if drastic measures are not taken. [News Source]

New state governments could accidentally breed greenies.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Media releases line up to decry the changes made by state governments on climate change promises. But green groups should take heart that the piecemeal dismantling of climate action agendas may in fact strengthen their cause. [News Source]

Earth to Elizabeth May: There’s no stopping climate change.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Around the year 1020, King Canute sat on his throne on an English seashore and commanded the tide to stop. It didn’t, and Greens MP Elizabeth May will likely be equally unsuccessful at halting climate change. [News Source]

False carbon offsets.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Kevin Anderson explains why he refused to purchase a carbon offset and forfeited a chance to present his research. [News Source]

Sir Bernard Ingham attacks ‘mad’ wind farms and ‘steady descent into hysteria over global warming.’
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Sir Bernard Ingham, former press secretary to Margaret Thatcher, lambasted ‘mad’ wind farms, ‘delusional’ energy ministers and ‘totalitarian’ climate change zealots. [News Source]

Indonesian court backs palm oil company over orangutans and carbon storage.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

The courts in Aceh have failed to protect a carbon-rich peat forest and critically endangered orangutans from the actions of a palm oil company which the central government acknowledges has acted illegally. [News Source]

Brazil wants Rio+20 meet to impose sustainable development.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Brazil wants the upcoming Rio summit on sustainable development to impose the concept as a development model for the world, one of the organizers said Tuesday. [News Source]

London clean energy talks to draw 22 countries.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, now seeking to coordinate a release of oil from emergency reserves to subdue prices, will co-chair a meeting of energy ministers from 22 big economies in London later this month on developing cleaner technologies. [News Source]