Global Warming and Climate Change News

Engineers cast wary eye on role of electric cars.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Auto-industry marketers are stepping up efforts to tout electric cars and plug-in hybrids, but many senior auto-company executives hold a sharply skeptical view of electric cars, predicting they will remain a marginal part of the U.S. market well into the next decade. [News Source]

Public split over elimination of U.S. energy subsidies, poll finds.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Fifty-four percent oppose doing away with subsidies for oil, gas, coal, nuclear or renewable energy, while 47% favor the idea. Support for building more nuclear power plants has fallen dramatically. [News Source]

Keep your hair on: Trump blasts Scotland over turbine project.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

When Donald Trump and his entourage swept into the Scottish Parliament yesterday morning, a stiff breeze threatened to lift the famously thin but coiffured locks from the American entrepreneur's head. As it did so, a bemused bystander remarked quietly: "Aye, now we know why he doesn't like the wind." [News Source]

Why Unilever bakes sustainability into its growth plan.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Unilever is the world’s third-largest consumer goods company, selling everything from Lipton tea to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It’s also a company that is acutely aware of the climate, environmental, and social problems ahead of us. [News Source]

Methane gas leak in Arctic throws scientists a climate change curveball.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Humans might not be to blame for the latest piece of news that has caused new concerns about global warming. A newly-discovered, naturally occuring methane leak over the Arctic Ocean could play a role in future climate change, according to a NASA scientist. [News Source]

UN struggles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

While striving to secure an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally, the international organization has seen pollution from its own activities, particularly flying, rise. [News Source]

Climate change debate has moved on.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

According to the Lowy Institute's annual poll, Australians are losing their conviction on climate change. [News Source]

Activists urge Discovery Channel to acknowledge climate change science.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Forecast the Facts plans to muster a public campaign targeting the Discovery Channel. The purpose: to get Discovery to acknowledge the scientific consensus on man-made climate change in its programming. [News Source]

University spent £112,000 on Climategate media advice.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

The University of East Anglia spent £112,870 on public relations advice in the so-called 'Climategate' affair. Consultants helped the university press office to deal with inquiries and to monitor media activity following the hacking of emails about global warming. [News Source]

Warm ocean driving Antarctic ice loss.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

Most of the ice being lost from Antarctica is going as a result of warm water eating the fringes of the continent, scientists say. [News Source]

South Asian farmers helped to share “climate smart” knowledge.
Thursday April 26th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new initiative to spread information on adapting to climate change across South Asia will encourage farmers, scientists and policy makers to share effective ways of dealing with the impacts of global warming. [News Source]