Global Warming and Climate Change News

Premiers endorse climate change plan.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Ontario and Quebec have seized the leadership of a long-promised Canadian energy strategy, shifting the focus to climate change and clean energy from the pipeline agenda. [News Source]

Your Turn: State must keep improving solar capacity.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Minnesota can catch up. Not only can we improve on existing programs to make solar energy more widely available, but Minnesota can look to improving additional practices, such as tax credits, virtual net metering for community solar or installations on public buildings. [News Source]

What would GDP look like if it considered that industry tends to destroy the planet?
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Critics have pointed out for decades that GDP fails to measure consequences of industry, which can in turn impede economic growth. (Think about, say, climate change, which promises to eviscerate certain cash crops.) GDP just doesn't tell the whole story. [News Source]

One Democrat’s gamble on climate change.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Michigan Democrat Gary Peters is making the climate cause a central message in his neck-and-neck Senate campaign, in a state that for decades built gas-guzzling cars into a foundation of the U.S. economy. But is he offering a vision that can help other Democrats win tough races in manufacturing-heavy states? Or a cautionary tale? [News Source]

See how this summer’s temperatures stack up.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Get ready to retire the white wardrobes, cover the grill and shutter the lake house. While you're enjoying one last cold one this weekend, take a look at how the summer's average temperatures stacked up for a number of cities across the U.S. [News Source]

Climate change ups odds of a Southwest megadrought.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

If you think the drought in California is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. New research indicates that climate change is giving a boost to the odds of long-term drought across the Southwest. [News Source]

New study offers clues to swift Arctic extinction.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Seven hundred years ago, the Dorset people disappeared from the Arctic. The last of the Paleo-Eskimos, the Dorset had dominated eastern Canada and Greenland for centuries. One theory is that the Dorset braved generations of harsh tundra conditions only to succumb to the effects of climate change. [News Source]

How plastics could help save us from greenhouse gases.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics. [News Source]

Science and sustainability goals: what researchers want businesses to know.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

If your company is trying to plan for operating in a world where every fundamental resource – from water to energy to talent – is increasingly constrained, standard business goal-setting strategies may not apply. [News Source]

Uniting Church to dump fossil fuel corporation investment.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

The Uniting Church in Australia will stop investing in corporations that extract dirty or risky fossil fuels, saying it must do its part to support small island states at risk over global warming. [News Source]

Rising sea levels pose salt threat in Vietnam.
Saturday August 30th 2014, 10:00 AM

Pham Thi Ly buys fresh water every 10 days from a well operator in another commune during the dry season. She has no choice - there is no fresh water to be had as the groundwater under the Thua Duc Commune in Vietnam's southern Ben Tre province has become too salty for daily use. [News Source]