Global Warming and Climate Change News

Support for action on climate change drops
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 11:06 PM

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- Support from Americans for government action on global warming remains high, but has dropped during the past two years, a survey by Stanford researchers found. [News Source]

Voyage to the ‘front line’ of global warming
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 8:47 PM

HONG KONG, May 9 — 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. For 450 years before the first successful voyage in 1906, people sought the Northwest Passage, a ... [News Source]

Support for climate change action drops, Stanford poll finds
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 4:37 PM

( Stanford University ) Americans' support for government action on global warming remains high but has dropped during the past two years, according to a new survey by Stanford researchers in collaboration with Ipsos Public Affairs. [News Source]

Global Warming Chorus Discord Rising To Feverish Pitch
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 1:04 PM

Some leading voices in the Global Warming Gospel Choir are now abandoning the old climate crisis hymnal. One is James Lovelock, the father of the "Gaia" theory that the entire Earth is a single living system who predicted that continued human CO2 emissions will bring about climate calamity. In 2006 he claimed: "Before this century ... [News Source]

Only as good as your sources.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

When I started this series a week ago, I did it with a specific motive in mind. By now this should be settled. This current method reveals once and for all that those who deny that humans are responsible for climate change arrive at that understanding via some road other than science. [News Source]

Why the answer is a carbon tax.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

The answer is that we should have a carbon tax. So what is the question? [News Source]

Petro plutocracy.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

If American democracy is to survive, we clearly need to restore integrity and representative democracy to our electoral process and get control of an industry that is using its enormous financial power to enrich itself, destroy the planet and undermine everything we value. [News Source]

New Jersey governor flunks on environment.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has received a well-deserved failing grade for his environmental policies. Whatever Christie’s political ambitions may be, his first obligation is to the people of New Jersey. [News Source]

Environment Agency head Lord Smith supports fracking expansion.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

The chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith, has given his support to the expansion of the controversial "fracking" method of extracting natural gas from shale rock in the UK. [News Source]

Environment Agency boss backs fracking.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

Lord Smith said he believed the controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock could be done safely, despite environmental concerns. [News Source]

Environment commissioner expected to slam Tories.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

Climate change experts are expecting the federal environment commissioner to take a critical view of the government's policies on greenhouse gases when he tables his latest report this morning. [News Source]