Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:44 PMAs the American Right loses credibility – from the Tea Party to the neocons – there’s a chance for the reassertion of rationality, a new respect for empirical evidence and disdain for propaganda. Perhaps most importantly is the recognition of the grave threat from climate change, says Winslow Myers. [News Source]
Strategic Threat of Climate Change
The laws of global warming
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 1:20 PM( University of Iowa ) A University of Iowa law professor believes the legal ramifications of geo-engineering need to be thought through now and a global governance structure put in place soon to oversee these efforts to fight climate change. [News Source]
Politics Is Key to Avoiding Global Warming Catastrophe
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 1:04 PMDelaying global action on climate change by 20 more years will put the goal of keeping the world relatively cool out of reach forever, no matter how much money humanity later spends to try to solve the problem, a new study finds. [News Source]
News Alert To Climate Alarmists: Most Arctic Species Will Benefit From Global Warming
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 12:49 PMWarmer and wetter conditions favor more species. [News Source]
Ghana bans second-hand fridges.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMA ban on the import of second-hand refrigerators is coming into force in Ghana to reduce energy consumption and harm to the environment. Many old fridges contain chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, which damage the Earth's ozone layer. [News Source]
Commodities fear as mighty Mississippi runs dry in drought.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMIt may be America's largest waterway, but now even the mighty Mississippi is being choked by drought, as historically low water levels threaten to halt the flow of vital commodities from the heart of the U.S., with potentially devastating economic consequences. [News Source]
Climate coverage, dominated by weird weather, falls further in 2012.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMWidespread drought, super-storm Sandy, and a melting ice cap failed to revive the media's interest in climate change in 2012, with worldwide coverage continuing its three-year slide, according to a media database maintained by the nonprofit journalism site The Daily Climate. [News Source]
Making a new year’s climate resolution for ’13.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMIn 2012, the impacts of global warming hit us and it hit us hard. Massachusetts began last year with some of the least snow on record: only 7.7 inches fell in January and February combined. It was also the second warmest winter in 118 years. [News Source]
Renewable-energy tax breaks pass despite headwind.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMThe fiscal-cliff deal approved in the Senate included a $12 billion extension of a wind-power tax credit and other support for renewable energy, sparking opposition from House Republicans who said it was an example of the kind of government spending they wanted to cut. [News Source]
Climate: Another year of living dangerously.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMHeadlong climate change presents hazards on a global scale, so global agreement and concerted action is the only option. We don't have another planet to go to. We really are all in this together. [News Source]
Arctic melt will spark weird weather.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AMMelting, rather than warming, is likely to be the big climate issue of 2013. Predictions that a major El Niño warming event - and the coming solar maximum - would help make next year the warmest on record now seem wide of the mark. All eyes will probably be on the Arctic instead. [News Source]