Global Warming and Climate Change News

Strategic Threat of Climate Change
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:44 PM

As 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]

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 PM

Delaying 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 PM

Warmer and wetter conditions favor more species. [News Source]

There’s no greater threat to America’s children than climate change.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

For any parent genuinely concerned about her child’s future well-being, few actions may be more important than contacting President Obama and members of Congress to demand decisive progress towards a carbon tax. [News Source]

How Olympic spirit can turn around the prospects of global warming.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

"Extraordinary", "amazing" - the ritual reviews of 2012 agreed it was special. It was particularly good for the word "unbelievable". It is unbelievable, given the inevitable consequence of compromising a habitable climate. [News Source]

Judge rules that Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit can proceed.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

Nebraska's Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy left intact all but one allegation raised by three landowners who are affected by the high-pressure, crude-oil pipeline project. The judge rejected a request by the State of Nebraska to dismiss the entire case. [News Source]

Lisa Jackson’s legacy at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

As Lisa Jackson gets ready to step down as head of the EPA, she is being hailed by environmentalists for pushing through the toughest new air and water pollution rules in over two decades, and speaking out on climate change. [News Source]

Climate change reality laps up on Florida shores.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

If Gov. Rick Scott wants to see Florida's future as the planet warms and sea levels rise, he should take a drive on State Road A1A along the Fort Lauderdale strip where street flooding from the Atlantic Ocean occurred off and on for weeks last year. [News Source]

Freshwater may become scarce by 2050: Pachauri.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

The world needs to take the threat of climate change seriously and work towards mitigating the impact it will cause. This view was expressed by R K Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations' intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), at a lecture in the city on Tuesday. [News Source]

Environmental cap-and-trade regulations in force.
Wednesday January 02nd 2013, 9:00 AM

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, Quebec and California became the first jurisdictions in North America to enforce compulsory cap-and-trade regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]