Global Warming and Climate Change News

UK urged to include aviation and shipping in carbon targets.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

The UK government's green credentials will be put to a "key test" on Thursday, as ministers will be urged by their advisers to include greenhouse gas emissions from aviation and shipping in the UK's carbon targets. [News Source]

Climate change threat brings mountain countries together.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

The threat posed by global warming and the need to have a collective voice in climate change negotiations have brought mountain countries from across the world to a conference in Nepal. [News Source]

Nepal launches climate conference.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Ministry of Environment launched a two-day conference focused on reducing the vulnerability of two million women and men in the mid- and far-western regions of Nepal where the impacts of climate change are already being felt. [News Source]

Lugar put on defensive on energy issues.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

For decades, Sen. Richard Lugar has been Mr. Energy. [News Source]

Durbin, environmentalists urge federal limits on fossil fuel use.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and an environmental advocacy group are urging people to do something about climate change while they still can. Durbin and the group Environment Illinois issued a report Wednesday on serious weather changes produced by global warming. [News Source]

Experts assess climate impact of North Sea gas leak.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

The French energy company Total estimates that its North Sea Elgin field gas well is leaking about 200,000 cubic meters of natural gas per day, enough, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, to supply more than 100 average homes with natural gas for an entire year. [News Source]

CO2 ‘drove end to last ice age.’
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new, detailed record of past climate change provides compelling evidence that the last ice age was ended by a rise in temperature driven by an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. [News Source]

Carbon dioxide ended last Ice Age, scientists’ new study says.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

Carbon dioxide was the big driver that ended the last Ice Age, scientists say in a study that undermines a key argument by global-warming sceptics. [News Source]

Study: Carbon dioxide increase caused end of ice age.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

A team of climate experts say they've solved the chicken-or-egg question—Which came first? Carbon dioxide or temperature increases?—surrounding the global warming debate for years: Around 10,000 years ago, increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere caused the end of the last Ice Age. [News Source]

Study suggests rising CO2 in the past caused global warming.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

A scientific conundrum that has puzzled climate experts for years may have been solved with the publication of research showing how an increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere contributed to rising temperatures millions of years ago. [News Source]

Shetland Islands to host ‘world’s most productive’ windfarm.
Thursday April 05th 2012, 10:00 AM

A major windfarm on Shetland, which could be the most productive in the world, has been approved by ministers despite a bitterly fought campaign against the scheme by local residents. [News Source]