Friday June 22nd 2012, 5:51 PMThe rapid evolution of climate science???for better or worse, for warmer or cooler???mandates that the EPA reassess their Endangerment Finding at least on an annual basis. [News Source]
Correcting The EPA's Record On Global Warming And Climate Change
At Rio+20 Summit, little actual disappointment over lack of progress
Friday June 22nd 2012, 3:55 PMAmerica's political leaders have long been outspoken about global warming. Years ago, Al Gore was traveling the country laying out the case for decreasing emissions. When he was campaigning, Barack Obama promised a new chapter in the fight against climate change. But at this week's Rio+20 Earth Summit, Obama was conspicuously absent. And with the world economy on everyone's mind, global warming ... [News Source]
Global Warming Seen Lifting California Sea Level a Foot by 2030
Friday June 22nd 2012, 3:23 PMJune 22 (Bloomberg) - Global warming may push sea levels as much as a foot higher in California in the next two decades, threatening airports, freeways, ports and houses, according to a report examining risks along the U.S. West Coast. [News Source]
New study finds greater risk of wildfires in U.S. from climate change; others see decline
Friday June 22nd 2012, 12:25 PMSummer just started this week and yet wildfires are already raging across the United States. Thousands of acres have been burned in Colorado, New Mexico and other states across the American west. Drier winters and unusually warm summers are what’s in store as climate change alters weather patterns around the world. According to new research, as greenhouse gases warm the earth, we can expect ... [News Source]
Report: Cities worldwide taking action on climate change
Friday June 22nd 2012, 11:23 AMNot so long ago, the view of the political right (and even many centrists) was that a focus on the environment and climate change would hurt jobs and the economy in general. read more [News Source]
Environment Canada confused by cuts, union letter says.
Friday June 22nd 2012, 10:00 AMSenior management at Environment Canada offered "blank looks" and expressed confusion after being told that cuts to a team of pollution-monitoring scientists would compromise the department's enforcement capabilities and the credibility of its international reports, says the president of the union that represents environment employees. [News Source]
The battle over climate science.
Friday June 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM“Weird” is perhaps the mildest way to describe the growing number of threats and acts of intimidation that climate scientists face. Crude acts of harassment often come alongside more-sophisticated legal and political attacks. [News Source]
The battle over climate science.
Friday June 22nd 2012, 10:00 AMThere’s no police tape across Michael Mann’s office doorway this morning. "Always a good start," he says, juggling a cup of coffee as he slides his key into the lock. Climate scientists often find crude acts of harassment - death threats, hate mail - alongside sophisticated legal and political attacks. How much worse can it get? [News Source]
UN calls for new economic measure for sustainable growth.
Friday June 22nd 2012, 10:00 AMIt makes little sense to talk about growth if it’s not sustainable. That’s why the United Nations called for a new index at the Rio+20 Summit that seeks to change the way prosperity is measured -- the Inclusive Wealth Index. [News Source]
High overnight temperatures are the real worry.
Friday June 22nd 2012, 10:00 AMDuring the early hours Friday, for a second consecutive day, readings in Philadelphia will have a hard time getting below the upper 70s. That's as uncomfortable as overnights get around here, and health experts warn that warm nights can be at least as dangerous as hot afternoons. [News Source]
Willapa Bay oyster grower sounds alarm, starts hatchery in Hawaii.
Friday June 22nd 2012, 10:00 AMA Willapa Bay shellfish company is shifting some of its business to Hawaii because of ocean acidification that scientists believe is killing tiny oyster larvae in shellfish farms along Washington's coast. [News Source]