Global Warming and Climate Change News

Rain Quicker to Arrive and Dry Up During Global Warming
Thursday April 26th 2012, 7:12 PM

Global warming is revving up the planet's cycle of evaporation and precipitation, making wet places even wetter and dry places dryer, a new study suggests. [News Source]

Countries Losing Steam On Climate Change Initiatives
Thursday April 26th 2012, 5:17 PM

The International Energy Agency warned energy ministers around the world that they are falling behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decade, and just about everything is conspiring to make it harder to clean up the world's energy supply. [News Source]

Global Warming Makes It Rain More, Except Where It Makes it Drier
Thursday April 26th 2012, 4:06 PM

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Will Mitt Romney Recycle George W. Bush's Global Warming Fiasco?
Thursday April 26th 2012, 3:23 PM

Romney seems bent on recycling Bush 43's global warming muddle, a hodgepodge of subsidies and policies that did nothing but waste money. [News Source]

U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide: survey
Thursday April 26th 2012, 11:56 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three out of four U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse-gas pollutant, and a majority think global warming should be a priority for the president and Congress, a survey of American attitudes on climate and energy reported on Thursday. The survey was released one day after Rolling Stone magazine published an interview with President Barack Obama in ... [News Source]

Behind the present pause in global warming.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Has global warming stopped since the turn of the millennium? Yes - if you examine the data in a vacuum. But has the warming pressure on the atmosphere from man-made greenhouse gases stopped? No - not at all. A closer look at the data bears that out. [News Source]

Mr. Obama needs to show he’s serious about climate change.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

In an interview that Rolling Stone published Wednesday, President Obama said that he thinks climate change will be a big issue in the coming election and that he will be “very clear” about his “belief that we’re going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change.” [News Source]

Will organic food fail to feed the world?
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

To restrain the environmental impact of agriculture, some farmers have turned to organic techniques. But the use of industrial technologies, particularly synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, has fed the swelling human population during the last century. Can organic agriculture feed a world of nine billion people? [News Source]

Energy secretary takes a swipe at George Osborne over green economy.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Ed Davey, the energy secretary, took a veiled swipe at George Osborne's views on the environment on Wednesday, as he pressed for the UK to take a lead in renewable energy. [News Source]

Green energy ‘must be affordable’ – Cameron.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Opening a meeting of international ministers this week, David Cameron will hail progress made by the UK in the "green energy revolution." But the prime minister will say the challenge now is to drive down costs. [News Source]

Pickersgill wants lion’s share of budget for climate change.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Minister of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill says he intends to persuade Cabinet that the lion's share of the budget should be reserved for programmes geared at mitigating the negative effects of climate change on the environment and the economy. [News Source]