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]

Louisiana cemeteries sinking, washing away.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

Coastal Louisiana has lost about 1,900 square miles of land since the 1930s as canals dug for oil exploration allowed salty water to intrude into marshes and a succession of powerful hurricanes sucked marsh muck that protects populated areas out into the Gulf. [News Source]

Extreme rainfall in UK ‘increasing.’
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

The frequency of extreme rainfall in the U.K. may be increasing, according to analysis by the Met Office. The analysis is still preliminary, but the apparent trend mirrors increases in extreme rain seen in other parts of the world. [News Source]

Ahead for the new year: Federal leadership, funding shifts with Great Lakes impacts.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

President Obama was re-elected after a long, contentious election, but starts the New Year trying to decide whom he will nominate to replace outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson. [News Source]

US oil and gas companies lag far behind other firms on emissions cuts.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

Recognizing the impact of global warming—or perhaps just looking for a little positive press—large corporations are adopting internal greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy goals. Noticeably underrepresented? Oil and gas companies. [News Source]

David Vitter and Lisa Jackson are universes apart.
Thursday January 03rd 2013, 9:00 AM

It was a little ungallant of US Senator David Vitter to suggest that outgoing EPA chief Lisa Jackson fudged the reasons for her resignation. Jackson said it was to spend time with family. Vitter said it was her email account. [News Source]