Monday July 09th 2012, 11:52 PMResearchers around the world studied six extreme weather events from 2011 and published the results in six months. [News Source]
Global Warming Makes Heat Waves More Likely, Study Finds
2,000 Years of Climate Change Graphed; Being Overweight Isn't Unhealthy
Monday July 09th 2012, 5:11 PMDiscovered: Discovered: What 2,000 years of climate change looks like, just being fat isn't actually unhealthy, a molecule that could make teeth cavity proof, and get ready for R-rated movies just for smoking. [News Source]
Today's poll: Did the heat wave affect your beliefs about global warming?
Monday July 09th 2012, 11:10 AMA Slate column , citing a Yale University poll, says the country's extreme weather has boosted the number of people who believe in climate change -- "global warming ." It says: "Americans’ belief in global warming fell from 71 percent in November 2008 to just 57 percent in January 2010 but rebounded to 66 percent by this spring." [News Source]
Montana Democrats back Keystone pipeline.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMThe fact that Democratic senator Max Baucus has fought so hard for the Keystone XL pipeline underscores the changing politics of oil: A global commodity has become a local issue. “All I care about is working right now to get the most jobs for Montanans, and Keystone is a part of that solution,” he said. [News Source]
Sales show U.S. drivers slow to embrace all-electric vehicles.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMAll-electric vehicles that you plug-in overnight are a tough sell with drivers afraid of becoming stranded with few charging stations in operation across the nation. This sentiment is reflected in the latest market numbers. [News Source]
Heat wave was one of the worst but not unprecedented.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMNow that the heat wave has finally subsided, we can begin to take stock of how unusual it really was. There is no question that it was extraordinary in its intensity and geographical scope for so early in the summer season. But was it unprecedented in American history? The short answer is no. [News Source]
Canada’s Inuit roar in protest over move to protect polar bears.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMU.S. conservation groups are pushing the U.S. to back an agreement that would ban most international trade in polar bear parts, with a move to upgrade the bear's endangered status. Inuit leaders from Canada's far north are preparing to fight back, arguing that new international restrictions could wreck the region's fragile economy. [News Source]
Relief comes for US Midwest, Northeast after heat wave.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMA blistering heat wave finally showed signs of letting up across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast on Sunday, bringing relief to millions after days of oppressive temperatures - just as forecasters warned that a new round of record highs could soon bake Western states. [News Source]
How global warming is driving our weather wild.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMClimate scientists have long warned that global warming will lead to more heatwaves, droughts and floods. Yet some of these recent extremes, such as the summer in March, are way beyond the predictions of our climate models. [News Source]
‘New McCarthyism’ described by climate scientist Michael Mann.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMLong respected by his professional peers around the world, Mann became more widely known as one of the targets of the so-called and now discredited “climategate scandal,” involving hacked emails of several prominent climate scientists. Is he a focus of the 'new McCarthyism?' [News Source]
Higher ocean acidity is climate change’s ‘evil twin,’ major threat to coral reefs: NOAA chief.
Monday July 09th 2012, 10:00 AMOceans' rising acid levels have emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, acting as the "osteoporosis of the sea" and threatening everything from food security to tourism to livelihoods, the head of a U.S. scientific agency says. [News Source]