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]

Dying corals – milestones along a meandering path to famine.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Rising ocean temperatures have triggered coral bleaching events that have caused widespread damage to the world's reefs. What will the fate of the world's fisheries be in a changing climate, and how will that affect the lives and livelihoods of more than 1.5 billion people who depend on seafood for at least a fifth of the animal protein they consume? [News Source]

Arctic warming is altering weather patterns, study shows.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

By showing that Arctic climate change is no longer just a problem for the polar bear, a new study ties rapid Arctic climate change to high-impact, extreme weather events in the United States and Europe. [News Source]

Arctic warming is altering weather patterns, study shows.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

By showing that Arctic climate change is no longer just a problem for the polar bear, a new study ties rapid Arctic climate change to high-impact, extreme weather events in the United States and Europe. [News Source]

Opponent of clean fuels standard fires warning shot at attorneys general.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

One of the country's biggest opponents of low-carbon fuel standards - an alliance of oil companies and trucking groups - warned attorneys general in the Northeast that a mandate requiring cleaner fuels would bury their states in costly lawsuits, as it has in California. [News Source]

Climate migration is a solution, not desperation.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

The image is potent: Desperate refugees flee environmental apocalypse, crossing boundaries to save their lives. But this notion is flawed, said geographer David Thomas. Rather than seeing environmental migration as bad, we need to see it as part of the solution to environmental change. [News Source]

Sociology professor draws Limbaugh’s ire.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

University of Oregon professor Kari Norgaard took part last week in a panel discussion in London at a prestigious meeting of scientists on the subject of climate change. But upon her return, she found her name on Rush Limbaugh's lips, her university e-mail stuffed with hundreds of hateful messages. [News Source]

Rick Perry criticises UK initiative to influence US climate sceptics.
Wednesday April 04th 2012, 10:00 AM

Rick Perry, the governor of Texas and former Republican presidential candidate, has criticised the UK's Foreign Office for funding an environmental group which aimed to "educate" Texan policymakers about climate science and "move them from a state of denial and inaction to one of acceptance and effective action". [News Source]