Global Warming and Climate Change News

Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling
Thursday May 31st 2012, 3:51 PM

Natural climate cycles point to a decline in global temperatures over the next 10 years. [News Source]

North Carolina's Climate Change Follies
Thursday May 31st 2012, 2:36 PM

Most debates about climate change have an abstract quality, in part because they tend to be about the whole world and deal with collective action that seems increasingly remote. But go down to the local level, and the climate issue becomes alarmingly concrete.??Among the first to feel the impact of climate change will be coastal ... [News Source]

North Carolina's Climate Change Follies
Thursday May 31st 2012, 2:36 PM

Most debates about climate change have an abstract quality, in part because they tend to be about the whole world and deal with collective action that seems increasingly remote. But go down to the local level, and the climate issue becomes alarmingly concrete.??Among the first to feel the impact of climate change will be coastal ... [News Source]

Geoengineering for global warming: Increasing aerosols in atmosphere would make sky whiter
Thursday May 31st 2012, 12:15 PM

One idea for fighting global warming is to increase the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere, scattering incoming solar energy away from Earth's surface. But scientists theorize that this solar geoengineering could have a side effect of whitening the sky during the day. New research indicates that blocking 2 percent of the sun's light would make the sky three-to-five times brighter, as well as ... [News Source]

Southern Great Plains could run out of groundwater in 30 years, study finds.
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

A new study looking at key aquifers beneath the Great Plains and California's Central Valley suggests that areas of Texas and Kansas are drawing groundwater at an unsustainable rate. [News Source]

At Canadian embassy, global warming protester nears starvation.
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

On a patch of pavement outside the Canadian Embassy, Jay McGinley is trying to starve himself to death. After drinking nothing but water for more than 30 days, he appears close to achieving his goal. [News Source]

When hitting 400 is not good: Levels of key greenhouse gas pass milestone, trouble scientists.
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. [News Source]

Fusion energy: climate-friendly and infinite … someday.
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

If scientists could control fusion, the world would gain access to virtually unlimited amounts of energy extracted from plain seawater, with no risk of meltdowns, essentially no problem with radioactive waste, and no greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]

Top US companies shelling out to block action on climate change.
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

Some of America's top companies are spending heavily to block action on climate change or discredit climate science, despite public commitments to sustainable and green values, a new report has found. [News Source]

California raising building energy standards.
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

California homes and buildings are about to become a lot more energy efficient, if state regulators, as expected, approve new building standards. They will be the most demanding in the nation and 25 percent more stringent than current state standards. [News Source]

Researchers see a silent majority supporting climate change action as a ‘social issue.’
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:00 AM

America's "silent jury" on climate change is seen by some researchers as an important majority that could swing society into action to confront rising temperatures. [News Source]