Global Warming and Climate Change News

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: Ancient Global Warming, Powering Houses With Cars, and More
Monday May 07th 2012, 3:36 PM

"Honey, the power went off... can you switch on the car?" might be a common future refrain, as people use electric cars to power houses during blackouts -- which will likely increase from more extreme weather under continuing climate change, explains Michael Lemonick at Climate Central. [News Source]

The Facebook Addiction Test; Jurassic Farts Caused Global Warming
Monday May 07th 2012, 1:54 PM

Discovered: The official medical scale for Facebook addiction, dino farts caused global warming, the high risk of assisted reproduction techniques, and a crocodile big enough to eat humans.  [News Source]

Global Warming is the Real Thing, but "Global Warming" is not the real problem [Greg Laden's Blog]
Monday May 07th 2012, 12:34 PM

As is the case with most things that are important, we as a society have done a very bad job of developing an effective conversation about Global Warming. The vast majority of electronic and real ink that I see spent on the discussion of Global Warming (outside of the peer reviewed literature) is not even about climate or climate change. Rather, it is about talking about climate change, the ... [News Source]

Voyage to the 'front line' of global warming
Monday May 07th 2012, 12:31 PM

When Cameron Dueck set sail to the Canadian Arctic to witness what he calls "the front line of climate change", he did so knowing he would have to brave seas that have killed scores of sailors and reduced men to cannibals. [News Source]

The climate fixers.
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

For years, even to entertain the possibility of geoengineering - attempting to ameliorate global warming by deliberately altering the climate of the earth - has been denounced as hubris. There is only one reason to consider deploying a scheme with even a tiny chance of causing such a catastrophe: if the risks of not deploying it were clearly higher. [News Source]

Why don’t TV meteorologists believe in climate change?
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Climate scientists agree in vast majority that human-caused global warming is occurring. But most U.S. weather forecasters don't. Why? [News Source]

US renewables boom could turn into a bust.
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

On a dreary spring afternoon, with rain clouds rolling in from the Atlantic, New Jersey is not the most obvious place to make a bet on solar power. Yet Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer, has been doing exactly that, thanks, in part, to an effective subsidy program that is now in danger. [News Source]

Signs that climate change could bring a future of intense volcanoes and quakes.
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

A British scientist argues that global warming could lead to a future of more intense volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. And while some dismiss his views as preposterous, he points to a body of recent research that shows a troubling link between climate change and the Earth events. [News Source]

Climate change getting attention from business.
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Recent strings of extreme weather have taught corporate leaders and investors across the U.S. and elsewhere a lesson: Climate change costs them, big time. And they are now scrutinizing business risks stemming from potential natural disasters and scarcity of natural resources, such as water. [News Source]

EU nations get cold feet over climate change fund.
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

EU nations are dithering over how to fill a multi-billion-euro fund to help tackle climate change, just as the region's executive body hosts talks with countries likely to bear the brunt of extreme weather. [News Source]

Canada’s government to repeal Kyoto Act in budget bill, critics slam move.
Monday May 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

The federal government is eliminating an accountability measure when it comes to the environment by repealing the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, say critics who believe the Conservatives don’t have the “courage” to do the right thing on climate change. [News Source]