Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that, on average, sea levels could rise between 28 and 98 centimeters over the next century, which would put much of the Marshall Islands underwater. [News Source]
Losing the Marshall Islands.
Floods and gales are taste of things to come, says UN climate science chief.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMThe heaviest rainfall in 200 years, floods and gales experienced in Britain this winter are a foretaste of what is certain to occur in a warming world, the head of the UN's climate science panel has told the Guardian. [News Source]
Energy industry, lawmakers wary of EPA regulation push.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMEPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told energy executives this week in Houston that energy regulations could be a win-win. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," she claimed. But lawmakers are growing increasingly cautious of the EPA's intentions. [News Source]
EPA chief sees role for coal, vows to protect energy reliability.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMCoal will retain a key role in U.S. energy supplies as U.S. EPA strives to preserve reliability while developing a rule intended to limit carbon emissions from power plants, Administrator Gina McCarthy said yesterday. [News Source]
Tutu urges US to shelve ‘carbon bomb’ Keystone.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMSouth Africa's peace icon Desmond Tutu on Friday urged the United States to reject Canada's Keystone XL pipeline, saying the "carbon bomb" would upend the US role fighting climate change. [News Source]
Middle East drought a threat to global food prices.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMThe Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say. [News Source]
Tax fossil fuel addiction the same way we treated tobacco addiction.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMHow is America breaking its addiction to tobacco, and what lessons can we apply to a similarly dangerous addiction — burning fossil fuels? [News Source]
Doing the math on polar sea-ice melt.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMAntarctica may be the last place one would expect to find a mathematician, but Ken Golden isn't your average mathematician. Golden, a mathematician at the University of Utah, is using math to model the melting of the polar ice caps. [News Source]
Global warming: Who pressed the pause button?
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMThe solar cycle is already turning. And aerosol cooling is likely to be reined in by China’s anti-pollution laws. Most of the circumstances that have put the planet’s temperature rise on “pause” look temporary. Like the Terminator, global warming will be back. [News Source]
House votes to block power pollution plan.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMAiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. [News Source]
Murray, Cantwell to do Senate all-nighter on climate.
Saturday March 08th 2014, 9:00 AMTwenty-eight members of the U.S. Senate plan to take to the floor Monday and talk through the night about multiple perils of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the Earth. [News Source]