Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘Global warming is to blame,’ says veteran climber Pat Falvey
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:26 PM

Veteran Irish explorer Pat Falvey believes global warming was to blame for the lightning strike which killed Ian McKeever. [News Source]

Climate change threatens Tahoe's snow levels, lake clarity
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 8:26 PM

Climate change could profoundly affect the Lake Tahoe area, taking the snow out of the mountains and the blue out of the water, new climate models show. [News Source]

US study says El Nino, climate change link fuzzy
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 5:38 PM

The frequency and volatility of El Nino, a weather pattern that hammers the tropical Pacific Ocean every five years or so, does not seem linked to climate change, said US research released Thursday. [News Source]

Climate Change May Increase Volcanic Eruptions
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 4:43 PM

The rapid rise in sea levels could cause a dramatic increase in volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. [More] [News Source]

Questions of global warming amid coal-train plans
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 10:14 AM

Need for stronger legislation Not only should the threat of catastrophic climate change rule out the expansion of coal, it should also compel the U.S. House and Senate to pass strong legislation that places a gradually rising fee on carbon emissions, refunded fully to the public, to spur the expansion of clean energy [“ Global warming should rule out the expansion of coal ,” Opinion, Jan. 2]. [News Source]

Climate Change May Increase Volcanic Eruptions
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:48 AM

The rapid rise in sea levels could cause a dramatic increase in volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. [News Source]

Politics is biggest factor in climate uncertainty.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

Swift action by politicians is the single most important factor in limiting global warming, an analysis finds. The costs of political delays outweigh any possible benefits of waiting for more research into the mechanisms of climate change. [News Source]

Coastal Bays: Planning for our common future.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

When the government talks about taking action on climate change, we tend to think in terms of reducing greenhouse gases and investing in renewable energies. In the political sphere, these can be inflammatory topics. [News Source]

Climate Central leads 2012’s climate coverage.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

Year-end numbers for media coverage of climate change showed Climate Central led the pack. Climate Central’s two science writers – Andrew Freedman and Mike Lemonick – finished first and third, respectively, in total number of stories published on climate change. [News Source]

Climate coverage still down from past years.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

Extreme weather, drought and melting polar ice helped drive media coverage of climate change in 2012, but overall, the amount of coverage declined 2 percent, according to an analysis by The Daily Climate’s Douglas Fischer. [News Source]

At current CO2 concentrations, sea level set to rise about 30 feet during the next few centuries.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

Even if  atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were to be stabilzed at today’s levels, sea levels would gradually increase by about 30 during the next few centuries, according to researchers. [News Source]