Global Warming and Climate Change News

8 Ways Global Warming Is Already Changing the World
Saturday April 21st 2012, 3:42 PM

Over the last 100 years, global temperatures have warmed by about 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit (0.74 degrees Celsius) on average. The change may seem minor, but it's happening very quickly — more than half of it since 1979, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [News Source]

I'll Take Steve Zwick's Bet on Climate Change: With a Condition
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:47 AM

Steve Zwick tells us that those of us who disagree with the need for all out action on climate change should be willing to take him up on his suggestion. For, as he says: If the shirkers and deniers actually believe their propaganda, they?ll go along with this ? because they only have to pay if they?re wrong and 98% of all climate scientists are right. The actual suggestion he makes is slightly ... [News Source]

Where eagles dare not fly: Waterloo looms as wind farms power town revolt.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

A dead wedge-tailed eagle, chicken eggs without yolks and a dysfunctional village with residents bursting to flee. This is the clean-energy revolution Waterloo-style, where the nation's biggest wind turbines have whipped up a storm of dissent. [News Source]

Earth Day ups and downs reflect changing environmental movement.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

The 42nd Earth Day, held April 22, may not be a round milestone anniversary for those celebrating the annual event devoted to raising awareness about environmental issues, but it will come closer than any in recent memory to the sprit of the first Earth Day held across the U.S. in 1970. [News Source]

No place for heated opinions.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

“Frozen Planet,” the seven-hour series that has attracted millions of viewers to the Discovery Channel in recent weeks, shows Earth in extremis. On this planet, the poles are violently cold, yet are also atypically vulnerable to the warming trends. What the series never assesses, however, is why. [News Source]

Germany’s nuclear power phaseout turns off environmentalists.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

After Germany last year committed to closing its nuclear reactors, it's relying more on coal and importing power from neighbors that use nuclear energy. [News Source]

Africa sitting on sea of groundwater reserves.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change for years to come, scientists said on Friday. [News Source]

Where eagles dare not fly: Waterloo looms as wind farms power town revolt.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

A dead wedge-tailed eagle, chicken eggs without yolks and a dysfunctional village with residents bursting to flee. This is the clean-energy revolution Waterloo-style, where the nation's biggest wind turbines have whipped up a storm of dissent. [News Source]

New iPad app uses photo timelines to show climate change.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

Several years ago, at an American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, I was mesmerized as a scientist showed repeat photos of natural places now versus decades ago. The glaciers in particular were shocking in their dramatic retreat. Now, at long last, the masses can marvel at repeat photos. [News Source]

Thinking long term about power plants.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

A new report warns against the folly of over-investing in natural gas. [News Source]

No letup in world’s warming.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AM

Global warming contrarians remind the public that the world has not warmed all that much, if at all, during the past decade or so. But that's the atmosphere. The upper ocean has warmed so much in the past 50 years that its added heat would be enough to warm the lower atmosphere by about 36°C. [News Source]