Global Warming and Climate Change News

Milan-based Pinoys attend climate change forum
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 9:37 PM

MILAN, Italy - Amidst worries about the alarming effects of global warming, Filipino recently attended a climate change forum at the Philippine Consulate General office in Milan. [News Source]

First-of-its-kind climate change toolbox
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 6:15 PM

A New Zealand first! A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, planners and engineers has created a first-of-its-kind, innovative, custom-made "toolbox" for New Zealand city, district and regional councils to assess the impacts of climate change on urban infrastructure. [News Source]

Are You Smarter Than a 10th Grader on Climate Change?
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 4:15 PM

Think you understand climate science better than the average American teen? On the PBS NewsHour this week we've been focusing on how climate change is taught in the classroom . But you can test your knowledge with this climate quiz: The quiz is a sampling of questions from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication , a group focused on assessing knowledge, understanding and belief in ... [News Source]

ADB sounds alarm on climate change
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 3:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Time is running out on the fast-growing Asian region to step up and help prevent catastrophic climate change, foreign experts said yesterday. [News Source]

European climate change to hit Scandinavia and south hardest
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 2:09 PM

Global warming in Europe this century will mostly affect Scandinavia and the Mediterranean basin, the European Environment Agency warned on Thursday. [News Source]

Wild Plants Respond to Climate Change Quicker than Science Suggested
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 12:25 PM

Scientific experiments to measure the rate and effects of climate change on plants aren't matching up to what is happening in nature, a new study finds. [More] [News Source]

Global warming hits home
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 11:02 AM

The Williams River was so languid and lovely last Saturday morning that it was almost impossible to imagine the violence with which it must have been running on August 28, 2011. And yet the evidence was all around: sand piled high on its banks, trees still scattered as if by a giant’s fist, and most obvious of all, a utilitarian temporary bridge where for 140 years a graceful covered bridge had ... [News Source]

Plants grow faster than climate change models predict.
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Scientific models are failing to accurately predict the impact of global warming on plants, says a new report that finds some are flowering up to eight times faster than models anticipate. [News Source]

Rising coal exports have Montana rail communities braced for worst.
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Coal is turning into a global commodity, and companies controlling vast coal reserves in eastern Wyoming and Montana see opportunity in Asia. But as Asia's energy demands pull more U.S. coal to West Coast ports, rail-line communities across Montana fear the effects: More train traffic, health problems, noise and congestion. [News Source]

Teachers endure balancing act over climate change curriculum.
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 10:00 AM

For the first time, new national educational standards for grades K-12 will link global warming trends to manmade emissions. But some parents are pushing back. [News Source]

Timelines in timber: inside a tree-ring laboratory.
Thursday May 03rd 2012, 10:00 AM

In the Northeast, people still remember the extended drought of the 1960’s, which lasted five or six years, as a big deal. Tree rings tell a different tale of more severe megadroughts. But the science - and the scientists who use it - is under attack. [News Source]