Global Warming and Climate Change News

The High-Stakes Confusion Over Global Warming
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 6:10 PM

The seemingly simple question of whether global temperatures have been rising generates plenty of heat from both sides. The controversy comes from the question of time scales. [News Source]

African Fossils May Show the Future of Climate Change
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 1:14 PM

Richard Leakey, a professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University, says the fossils of human ancestors found in Africa can tell a lot about the effects of climate change. [News Source]

How Big Oil Benefits From Global Warming Alarmism
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:54 AM

Is Big Oil losing sleep over market competition from non-fossil "renewable alternatives" such as ethanol, windmills and sunbeams? In reality, rampaging greenhouse gas regulatory attacks on coal-fired power are a blessing. [News Source]

Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:09 AM

BERLIN, Md.--Fifth grader Aman Shahzad looked closely at the level attached to the plumb line. "Lower, lower," she called out. "OK! The bubble is in the middle." Her classmate, holding the wooden surveyor's pole, read the measurement: 14 centimeters. [More] [News Source]

Digging into climate change, students find more than science.
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

To find the vanguard of climate education in the United States, keep an eye on four teachers in Maryland's Wicomico County public school district. Using field trips, editorial cartoons, even parent objections, they're taking climate change far from the science classroom. [News Source]

Shanghai is sinking: How building up is bringing Shanghai down.
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

Thanks to mass urban migration, soft soil and global warming, Shanghai is sinking, and has been for decades. Since 1921, China’s most populous city has descended more than 6 feet. Large-scale, fast-paced construction will only make the situation worse, experts say. [News Source]

The ice goes, fire comes and new species redefine Minnesota’s North Woods.
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

Over the past half-century, this region of deep woods and clear glacier lakes has transitioned from a mixed boreal forest to one that's more typical of southern Wisconsin or central Michigan, where oak and maple thrive alongside species more associated with northwestern Ontario or northern Russia. [News Source]

Digging into climate change, students find more than science.
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

To find the vanguard of climate education in the United States, keep an eye on four teachers in Maryland's Wicomico County public school district. Using field trips, editorial cartoons, even parent objections, they're taking climate change far from the science classroom. [News Source]

Mongolia’s dilemma: Who gets the water?
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

Mining is reshaping Mongolia's landscape and nomadic culture. Camel and goat herders worry that new mega-mines will siphon off precious water in an area that's already suffering from the effects of climate change. [News Source]

Shanghai is sinking: How building up is bringing Shanghai down.
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

Thanks to mass urban migration, soft soil and global warming, Shanghai is sinking, and has been for decades. Since 1921, China’s most populous city has descended more than 6 feet. Large-scale, fast-paced construction will only make the situation worse, experts say. [News Source]

The ice goes, fire comes and new species redefine Minnesota’s North Woods.
Tuesday May 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM

Over the past half-century, this region of deep woods and clear glacier lakes has transitioned from a mixed boreal forest to one that's more typical of southern Wisconsin or central Michigan, where oak and maple thrive alongside species more associated with northwestern Ontario or northern Russia. [News Source]