Global Warming and Climate Change News

1981 Climate Change Predictions Were Eerily Accurate
Friday April 06th 2012, 4:36 PM

A paper published in the journal Science in August 1981 made several projections regarding future climate change and anthropogenic global warming based on manmade CO2 emissions. As it turns out, the authors’ projections have proven to be rather accurate — and their future is now our present. (...)Read the rest of 1981 Climate Change Predictions [...] [News Source]

Mountain countries seek to unite, air concerns about climate change
Friday April 06th 2012, 2:12 PM

Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas. [News Source]

Freaked-out weather means the heat is on.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Eerie. That might be right word for the heat wave that hit North America a few weeks back. That or fantastic. [News Source]

N.Y. needs to keep working on flooding plans.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Don’t like the global warming debate? Think it’s bunk? Join the dwindling minority and go back to whatever you were doing before I brought it up. [News Source]

Getting ready for the next Big One.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Our governments need to stop subsidizing development in surge zones, and embrace the idea of a coastal buffer zone. The question isn't whether another big hurricane will strike our coast. The question is when. [News Source]

Activists cry foul as Tennessee science education bill hits governor’s desk.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Activists were waging a last-minute battle Thursday to scuttle a bill that they say would gut science education in Tennessee by allowing public schools to cast doubt on widely-accepted scientific principles, including biological evolution and climate change. [News Source]

‘Monkey bill’ protects creationism in the classroom.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Tennessee governor is expected to sign into law this week a bill that would protect teachers who criticize or allow students to criticize scientific theories such as evolution and global warming. [News Source]

UN cuts emerging-nation carbon out of EU, Sindicatum says.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

United Nations regulators are probably cutting emission projects out of the European market by failing to reform processes fast enough and by changing existing rules, said Sindicatum Sustainable Resources Group Ltd. [News Source]

Ancient warming could be caused by permafrost thawing.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

A team of scientists, including a researcher at the University of Colorado, have found a new explanation for the intense heating of the globe that occurred about 55 million years ago and lasted for tens of thousands of years. [News Source]

What thawed the last ice age?
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

New research suggests that—contrary to some prior findings—CO2 led the prior round of global warming rather than vice versa, just as it continues to do today thanks to rising emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. [News Source]

Sea level rise linked to Antarctic ice sheet collapse.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

After closely studying coral reefs in Tahiti, a team of international researchers say a dramatic rise in sea level during what’s known as the Bølling warming corresponds to a rapid collapse of massive ice sheets. [News Source]