Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
Monday April 09th 2012, 11:49 PM

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even small swings in temperatures could put elderly people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and lung disease at greater risk of death throughout the coming summer, a new study indicates. [News Source]

Global warming "hiatus" in recent years helps spur skepticism
Monday April 09th 2012, 9:05 PM

The U.S. recorded its hottest March on record last month, but annual average temperatures have stayed relatively flat globally since 1998 -- and dropped in the United States and Oregon. [News Source]

NOAA report: Global warming a factor in March record highs
Monday April 09th 2012, 8:48 PM

March high temperatures that broke century-old records were in part fueled by global warming from human activity, an early analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.In a draft report dated April 3 from NOAA ’s Earth System Research Laboratory Physical Sciences Division, federal scientists examining Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley Region conditions estimated that human ... [News Source]

Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
Monday April 09th 2012, 7:09 PM

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even small swings in temperatures could put elderly people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and lung disease at greater risk of death throughout the coming summer, a new study indicates. [News Source]

Scientist hits climate change skepticism
Monday April 09th 2012, 5:52 PM

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 9 (UPI) -- Environmentalists and climate scientists, facing public skepticism, are losing the debate on global warming, a U.S. scientist who first raised the issue says. [News Source]

Which Plants Will Survive Climate Change?; Streams Are Doing Great
Monday April 09th 2012, 4:47 PM

Discovered: What makes plants better at being thirsty, climate change hasn't had a horrible impact on streams, forest might save us from our climate change woes and snowy areas are in trouble. Fresh news and ideas about our planet's futureSee full coverage Which plants will survive climate change? Well, we don't know yet. But science has discovered a way to figure it out, identifying what makes ... [News Source]

Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:15 AM

But is it legal? And how can it be spent? [News Source]

We’re fracking our way to a warmer and less stable world.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

Easy-to-extract fossil fuels are diminishing and those that remain require huge investments, while demand for such energy soars. Such a world is becoming increasingly primed for conflict and counter-productive, militarized national policies. [News Source]

A fresh look at how humans are loading climate ‘dice’.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

James E. Hansen, the longtime climate scientist who has turned increasingly to activism in recent years, has updated his analysis of how the buildup of human-generated greenhouse gases is loading the climate “dice” so that hotter extremes are ever more likely. [News Source]

Jim Hansen, climate bulldog, is still going strong at 70.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

After Al Gore, James Hansen is probably the man climate skeptics most love to hate. Unlike Gore, Hansen is an actual scientist, at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. It was Hansen who put climate change on the national radar when he testified before Gore’s committee in 1988. [News Source]

A lesson from the bench.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

Last May, two Eugene girls filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon and Gov. John Kitzhaber, accusing them of violating their duties to uphold the public trust and to protect the state’s atmosphere, water, land, fisheries and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. [News Source]