Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming rescues rare butterfly
Thursday May 24th 2012, 8:15 PM

Scientists say global warming is rescuing Britain's once-rare brown Argus butterfly. [News Source]

Watters: The politicians who deny climate change are just full of hot air
Thursday May 24th 2012, 7:19 PM

A refusal to “believe” in global warming always makes me laugh, especially in the year 2012. It’s humorous partially because I don’t think climate change can quite be equated to other “beliefs,” like Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy, and partially beca... [News Source]

Climate Analytics Global Warming Report: Governments Not Meeting Emissions Reductions Pledges
Thursday May 24th 2012, 6:56 PM

* Policies not adequate to limit warming to 2 degrees * Could widen emissions gap to 9 billion tonnes by 2020 By Nina Chestney BONN, Germany, May 24 (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could rise to nine billion tonnes above what is needed to limit global warming as some countries look set to miss their emissions cut targets, a report by three climate research groups said on Wednesday. [News Source]

Once-Rare Butterfly Species Now Thrives Thanks to Climate Change
Thursday May 24th 2012, 5:12 PM

The once rare brown argus butterfly is on the move, expanding its range and numbers in the U.K.—and it’s all thanks to climate change. Thus far, the world’s climate has warmed roughly 0.8 degree Celsius over the course of the last century or so, thanks to a rise in greenhouse gas concentrations now approaching 400 [...] [News Source]

Butterfly Species Expands Range With Climate Change
Thursday May 24th 2012, 4:13 PM

The brown argus butterfly in England has spread northward as the warmer climate allows its caterpillars to feed off a new host plant, wild geraniums, researchers say. [News Source]

Global warming winner: Once rare butterfly thrives
Thursday May 24th 2012, 3:33 PM

WASHINGTON—Global warming is rescuing the once-rare brown Argus butterfly, scientists say. Man-made climate is threatening the existence of many species, such as the giant polar bear. [News Source]

Global warming winner: Once rare butterfly thrives
Thursday May 24th 2012, 3:08 PM

Global warming is rescuing the once-rare brown Argus butterfly, scientists say. [News Source]

Butterfly boosted by climate change
Thursday May 24th 2012, 2:05 PM

A once rare butterfly is becoming a common sight in the English countryside after capitalising on climate change, research has shown. [News Source]

Countries Doing Too Little on Global Warming
Thursday May 24th 2012, 1:56 PM

By Nina Chestney BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could rise to nine billion metric tons (9.92 billion tons) above what is needed to limit global warming as some countries look set to miss their emissions cut targets, a report by three climate research groups said on Wednesday. Countries have agreed that deep emissions cuts are needed to limit an increase in global ... [News Source]

Global warming could exceed 3.5 degrees Celsius, say climate scientists
Thursday May 24th 2012, 10:56 AM

Climate researchers said Thursday the planet could warm by more than 3.5 degrees Celsius (6.3 degrees Fahrenheit), boosting the risk of drought, flood and rising seas. [News Source]

Germany stalled on the expressway to a green future.
Thursday May 24th 2012, 10:00 AM

Germany's energy revolution has hardly begun, but it's already running out of steam. There is a lack of political decisiveness and companies are complaining of a dearth of incentives to invest billions in necessary infrastructure. Progress or no progress, taxpayers continue footing the bill. [News Source]