Global Warming and Climate Change News

Sustaining Redlands: Climate change
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 7:34 PM

We need to start connecting the dots regarding climate change: Record-breaking heat, natural disasters, rising sea levels and melting glaciers are not isolated anomalies. Rather, such events are the "new normal" as the earth warms. [News Source]

'Stable' plants found to respond to climate change
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 6:06 PM

SANTA BARBARA — Many wild plant species thought to be "stable" in the face of climate change are actually responding to global warming, say researchers at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Their findings, in a study titled, "Divergent responses to spring and winter warming drive community level flowering trends," are published in the Proceedings of ... [News Source]

Study: Seagrass can combat climate change
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Beds of ocean seagrasses can store twice as much carbon as the world's forests and are a vital part of the solution to climate change, U.S. scientists say. [News Source]

7 Protest Hints For The Global Warming Alarmists of the World
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 2:24 PM

A comically failed protest yesterday at the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7) provides a sharp and entertaining illustration of what not to do. [News Source]

States ignore minorities in climate-related disaster plans.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Minority populations across the south and southwest are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report put out by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Local and state governments, it also found, are failing to integrate such concerns into their climate disaster plans. [News Source]

Sea-level rise poses expensive questions for New York City.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

While Mitt Romney and other major Republicans sow doubts about climate issues and many Democrats, including at times President Obama, have soft-pedaled them, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans appear to confront the difficulties of climate change head-on. [News Source]

Action needed now to prepare for severe drought.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Mexico and Central America look like they are covered in dried blood on maps projecting future soil moisture conditions, as results from 19 different climate models project extreme and persistent drought conditions for almost all of Mexico, the midwestern United States and most of Central America. [News Source]

States ignore minorities in climate-related disaster plans.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Minority populations across the south and southwest are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report put out by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Local and state governments, it also found, are failing to integrate such concerns into their climate disaster plans. [News Source]

Sea-level rise poses expensive questions for New York City.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

While Mitt Romney and other major Republicans sow doubts about climate issues and many Democrats, including at times President Obama, have soft-pedaled them, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans appear to confront the difficulties of climate change head-on. [News Source]

Mexico, Central America face catastrophic drought.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Mexico and Central America look like they are covered in dried blood on maps projecting future soil moisture conditions, as results from 19 different climate models project extreme and persistent drought conditions for almost all of Mexico, the midwestern United States and most of Central America. [News Source]

Trees absorb less carbon in warming world than experts have assumed.
Wednesday May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM

Trees may not be the planetary saviors people have been counting on in a warming climate. [News Source]