Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMAt its essence, NASCAR is an ear-blasting, exhaust-spewing, gas-guzzling celebration of unbridled horsepower. But in a world turned green, NASCAR is waking up to the reality that American attitudes about automobiles are shifting — from consumers’ demands for better gas mileage to heightened concern about global warming. [News Source]
With electric pace car, NASCAR puts pedal down on green efforts.
Navy reconsiders Arctic posture in wake of climate change.
Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMAs global warming opens the Arctic Ocean to commercial and industrial traffic, the U.S. Navy is pushing to catch up with Russia, Canada and even Denmark in its Arctic ability. [News Source]
Entrenched ideas targeted at conference to consider lessons of Irene.
Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMAt a recent conference of state officials, academics and national experts, speaker after speaker described the science of rivers, the failure of federal flood-control policies and the disconnect between federal, state and local priorities in flood prevention and recovery. [News Source]
Southern Africa regional climate research center planned.
Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMClimate change is the greatest threat to humanity and the grand irony is that humans might be the architects of their own downfall, said Derek Hanekom, South Africa's Deputy Minister of Science and Technology at the inauguration of a regional science center. [News Source]
Green groups attack Brazil forest code.
Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMBrazil has drawn renewed fire from environmental groups after its Congress passed a bill that activists say gives farmers an amnesty for destroying the nation’s forests. [News Source]
Hot air on climate change.
Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMTalk about an inconvenient truth: One of the scientists who most forcefully sounded the warning bells of climate change now says his predictions were a bit overheated. [News Source]
Carbon doxide emissions on the rise as the Kyoto era dawns.
Sunday April 29th 2012, 10:00 AMThe Kyoto Protocol is an important achievement because it is the only international instrument that sets legally binding targets, yet it is becoming increasingly symbolic as it now only regulates around 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]
The Climate of Opinion
Sunday April 29th 2012, 6:59 AMA study, Extreme Weather, Climate & Preparedness in the American Mind , just out from the excellent Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and its partner, the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication , purports that “A large majority of Americans believe that global warming ... [News Source]