Global Warming and Climate Change News

Keystone redux haunts Trans Mountain as fight shifts to climate.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

The next fight over oil pipeline development in Canada is starting to look like Keystone XL version 2.0. This time the target is a $4.9 billion project by Houston billionaire Richard Kinder’s energy empire. [News Source]

Calls for global partnership to combat climate change.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

The heads of three regional organisations, together with the Commonwealth, have called for the strengthening of a global partnership to support climate change planning and finance in small-island developing states. [News Source]

Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

Sonoma County, which enticed Americans to forsake factory-made food for artisan wines and farmers market produce, now wants consumers to reconsider another everyday commodity. New on the menu: locally curated energy. [News Source]

Green revolution meeting considers Africa’s food future.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

African ministers and business leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security. [News Source]

Problems with repetitive flooding mean recurring losses for inland New Jersey.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

While Sandy’s devastation brought renewed attention to concerns about sea-level rise and vulnerabilities along the coast, much of the recurrent flooding in the state is taking a heavy toll on houses and businesses far from the shore. [News Source]

Wind turbine plan talks for Llanaelhaearn on hold.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

Plans for a 220 ft wind turbine in a Gwynedd village are on hold after councillors voted to postpone discussing the matter at the request of the applicants. They want more time to review new Welsh government directives. [News Source]

Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation have been revealed. Both are linked to a free-market think tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which has admitted taking funding from fossil fuel companies. [News Source]

Australia’s wind turbines may stop spinning as banks foreclose.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

Australian analysts have warned that some of the country’s wind farms could be forced to close down under proposals made by the Abbott government’s RET Review panel. [News Source]

Bad weather for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

Imaginary television weather forecasts predicted floods, storms and searing heat from Arizona to Zambia within four decades, as part of a United Nations campaign on Monday to draw attention to a U.N. summit this month on fighting global warming. [News Source]

Telling the story of a green economy.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

Today, the greatest global threat to future prosperity is climate change. Yet those who appreciate the urgency of the situation struggle to find the narrative that will spur people into action. That is the problem posed at a Green Economy Coalition meeting in London on 1 September. [News Source]

The facts about climate change and sea-level rise in New Jersey.
Tuesday September 02nd 2014, 10:00 AM

The occurrence of climate change is at this point beyond question, says the overwhelming majority of scientists and environmentalists. But how bad will it be, how quickly will it happen, and what can we do about it? [News Source]