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]

Public support slips for steps to curb climate change.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

From gas-mileage standards to tax breaks for windmills, public support for "green" energy measures to tackle global warming has dropped significantly in the past two years, particularly among Republicans, a new poll suggests. [News Source]

Climate change accelerating, complicating Idaho’s spring runoff.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

The effects of global warming are making it more difficult for reservoir managers to control floods and manage flows for irrigation, recreation and fisheries. [News Source]

Asia to overtake Europe as global solar power grows.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world's solar power generating capacity will grow by between 200 and 400 percent over the next five years, with Asia and other emerging markets overtaking leadership from Europe, a European industry association said on Monday. [News Source]

Norway opens major facility to test carbon capture.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

Norway on Monday launched the world's largest facility of its kind to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS), the so-far commercially unproven technology that would allow greenhouse gases from power plants to be buried safely underground. [News Source]

Emissions: Beijing’s emissions-cutting data underestimate the use of coal, experts say.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

As state-owned energy enterprises in China continue to have a big say in policy matters, the country's goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions may not necessarily hit Beijing's desired statistical target. [News Source]

Heartland faces a mutiny amid furor over billboard.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Heartland Institute's failed billboard campaign attacking the existence of climate change is driving a surge of corporate donors to abandon the group and prompting a mutiny among its Washington-based staff, which is decamping for less volatile surroundings, according to sources. [News Source]

Ben Stein loses lawsuit claiming global warming beliefs cost him acting job.
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 10:00 AM

A California judge has dismissed most of Ben Stein's lawsuit that claimed the Japanese company Kyocera Mita backed out of a $300,000 deal to hire him to act in commercials for a line of computer printers when it found out about his controversial beliefs on global warming. [News Source]