Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming winner: Once rare butterfly thrives
Sunday May 27th 2012, 6:31 PM

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

Yale study concludes public apathy over climate change unrelated to science literacy
Sunday May 27th 2012, 1:16 PM

( Yale University ) Are members of the public divided about climate change because they don't understand the science behind it? If Americans knew more basic science and were more proficient in technical reasoning, would public consensus match scientific consensus?A study published today online in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that the answer to both questions is no. [News Source]

Yale study concludes public apathy over climate change unrelated to science literacy
Sunday May 27th 2012, 1:11 PM

Are members of the public divided about climate change because they don't understand the science behind it? If Americans knew more basic science and were more proficient in technical reasoning, would public consensus match scientific consensus? [News Source]

Fending off the climate attack.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

Global warming and climate change have gone beyond being just catch-phrases in large parts of India. And the people, especially in the interiors, are striking back – adapting, altering and improvising to beat back the assault. [News Source]

Virginia’s sea-level rise has fastest rate on the East Coast.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

Evidence of sea level rise is increasingly visible to people who spend time around the water: Wetlands are disappearing, ditches have gone tidal, backyard vegetation has changed, and "ghost forests" - full grown trees that are dead along the shore because the ocean is moving in underneath them - are now a fixture. [News Source]

Greens warn of a return to era of ‘dirty coal.’
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new generation of coal-fired power stations will be built without permanent curbs on emissions, say green groups, who warn that a "whopping loophole" risks a new age of pollution. [News Source]

High speed rail construction will make air worse.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

Backers of California's proposed high-speed rail system frequently tout the long-term air-quality benefits of getting people out of cars and planes and onto electric-powered trains. But any reductions in air pollution won't start for at least a decade, when the trains would start carrying passengers. [News Source]

Book review: Michael Mann’s “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

When it comes to key warriors in America’s battle over the causes of climate change, few rival Pennsylvania State University professor Michael E. Mann. [News Source]

SeaTac City Council hears passionate testimony on sustainability group.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

Passionate testimony was given at a council meeting regarding continued membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, which provides assistance to local, regional and national governments to develop environmental sustainability. [News Source]

Climate-change skeptic Monckton to talk to ‘tea party’ groups.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots, which won national exposure this month by continuing to question President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, will host a speech by British global-warming skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton on Monday. [News Source]

Germany sets new solar power record, institute says.
Sunday May 27th 2012, 10:00 AM

German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said. [News Source]