Global Warming and Climate Change News

EPA launches preparation of NC3 to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 8:19 PM

Ghana on Tuesday launched the preparation of her third National Communication (NC3) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a copy of which would be deposited at the UN Secretariat for reference. [News Source]

Spray Sunscreen Ingredient to Combat Global Warming?
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 5:22 PM

Spraying particles of titanium dioxide via balloons could help scatter enough sunlight to reduce global temperatures, a scientist says. [News Source]

Study: Climate change opinions not about science
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 4:54 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. public apathy over climate change is unrelated to any lack of science literacy about the subject, a study by Yale University researchers found. [News Source]

David Vognar: How Worried Should We Be About Climate Change?
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 4:32 PM

Simply put: Is climate change something to be worried about enough to take bold action against or something to merely keep an eye on? [News Source]

Scientific Literacy vs. Concern Over Climate Change
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 3:23 PM

New submitter gmfeier writes "An interesting study reported in Nature Climate Change indicates that concern over climate change did not correlate with scientific literacy nearly as much as with cultural polarization. Quoting: 'For ordinary citizens, the reward for acquiring greater scientific knowledge and more reliable technical-reasoning capacities is a greater facility to discover and use—or ... [News Source]

Global Warming Alarmism: When Science IS Fiction
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 1:01 PM

The pervasive hype that we are experiencing a known human-caused climate crisis is based upon speculative theories, contrived data and totally unproven modeling predictions. [News Source]

Civilization's fall blamed on climate change
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 11:56 AM

The mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now appears to have a key culprit — ancient climate change, researchers say. [News Source]

Wind farms considering detection systems to prevent bird deaths.
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Wind farms are considering using radar units and experimental telemetry systems that they hope will identify incoming species early enough to switch off the massive turbines and then — to minimize costs and maximize profits — turn them back on again as quickly as possible. [News Source]

Supercomputer will help researchers map climate change down to the local level.
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

The components of a new supercomputer called Yellowstone are scheduled to roll into Cheyenne, Wyo. this week. This 1.5-quadrillion-calculations-per-second crystal ball will help researchers model future climate change and forecast extreme weather. [News Source]

Gas rebranded as green energy by European Union.
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

Energy from gas power stations has been rebranded as a green, low-carbon source of power by a €80bn European Union programme, in a triumph of the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry lobby over renewable forms of power. [News Source]

Will our luck run out? Major hurricane gap in U.S.
Tuesday May 29th 2012, 10:00 AM

The U.S. is having a hurricane "drought," but when the next big one strikes the coast, it's not likely to be pretty, thanks in part to changing climate patterns. [News Source]