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]

Environmentalists burned by rush to build solar.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

A small California group, the Wildlands Conservancy, wanted to preserve 600,000 acres of the Mojave. It raised $45 million, bought the land and deeded it to Uncle Sam. The land was to be protected forever. Instead, 12 years later, the federal government is set to open part of that bequest to Big Solar. [News Source]

The future is now for sea level rise in South Florida.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

For places like Hallandale Beach, along with much of South Florida, sea-rise is a big problem — not just off in the future, the way climate change feels to some people, but right now. The sea has already risen more than a foot, and 2.4 million Floridians are at risk from even a moderate hurricane surge. [News Source]

Tennessee is lab for national clash over science class.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is likely in the coming days to sign into law a bill requiring that public schools allow science teachers to discuss purported weaknesses of theories such as evolution and global warming in their classrooms. [News Source]

Climate change linked to waterborne diseases in Inuit communities.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

As global warming triggers heavier rainfall and faster snowmelt in the Arctic, Inuit communities in Canada are reporting more cases of illness attributed to pathogens that have washed into surface water and groundwater, according to a new study. [News Source]

Extreme weather and climate change.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

U.S. tornado season started early this year and has been blamed for 57 deaths so far. That follows some of the most unusual weather in memory, including an exceptionally mild winter in much of the country and extended drought in the Southwest and parts of California. But how much is climate change to blame? [News Source]

France calls for retreat on airline pollution tax.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Europe's attempt to cut aviation pollution was faltering yesterday as France called on Brussels to surrender in the face of protests around the world. [News Source]

Sceptics’ case melts more.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

A clutch of recent studies reinforces evidence that people are causing climate change and suggests debate should now move on to a more precise understanding of its impact on humans. [News Source]

Sucking carbon dioxide out of the air: Neat idea, but impractical.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

Humanity is making dismal progress on curbing its greenhouse gas emissions. That’s led some scientists to dream up zany geoengineering schemes to avert drastic climate change. One promising idea involved sucking carbon dioxide out of the air. [News Source]

Judge dismisses two girls’ lawsuit about climate change.
Friday April 06th 2012, 10:00 AM

A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that two young environmental activists filed last May, seeking to force the state of Oregon and Gov. John Kitzhaber to take more stringent steps to protect the state's atmosphere, water, land and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. [News Source]