Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Climate change

  • Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

    2012 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- This year's drought is consistent with predictions that global climate change would bring about weather extremes including more frequent droughts, said a report released Monday.


  • World's Largest Investors Call For Climate Change Action

    SINGAPORE, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A coalition of the world's largest investors called on governments on Tuesday to ramp up action on climate change and boost clean-energy investment or risk trillions of dollars in investments and disruption to economies.


  • Who's the Climate Expert?

    However, the media generally tend to portray non-experts (mostly deniers) as experts in climate change, and give them the same amount of credibility as climate scientists, which has been adding to the public confusion of an issue that is already complex.


  • Climate change a big challenge

    Far from being the greatest moral challenge of our times, as Kevin Rudd framed it, climate change is shaping up as one of the greatest economic challenges of our times.


  • CIA Closes Its Climate Change Office

    The Central Intelligence Agency has disbanded its Center on Climate Change and National Security, a unit formed in 2009 to monitor the interplay between a warming planet and intelligence and security challenges.


  • Fossil Fuel Fury: Climate Change Activist Barnstorms Through 21 Towns Inciting ...

    If Noam Chomsky is right that there's no way the ordinary citizen could possibly understand the threat of climate change by getting their news from mainstream media, no worries. 350.org's revered enviro-guru Bill McKibben makes housecalls. Assuming ...


  • Warming Lakes: Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on the ...

    Because lower lake levels are considered one of the potential consequences of climate change, I was curious to find out whether there was any connection to what is being observed on the Great Lakes.


  • NOAA connects Texas drought with climate change

    Tom Karl, the head of NOAA's Climate office, says man-made warming was a factor in Texas because the state's drought intensity fell too far outside historic patterns of dryness and rain.


  • Climate Change Grounds Kingsolver's 'Flight'

    Her description of Dellarobia's quest to redefine herself in the face of a smoking addiction and apathetic husband rings personal and touching, while a larger discussion concerning climate change, rural poverty, and the everyday struggle between ...


  • The Silver Lining: Hurricane Sandy Inspires Climate Change Awareness and ...

    While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is devastating, there is a silver lining: the world is beginning to realize that climate change not only exists, but requires urgent, drastic action to prevent future destruction. Recent studies are showing that ...


  • EPA Boss - Climate Change Is Nat'l, Global Issue

    The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says Climate Change is a national and global issue and not a government issue.


  • Activists Use Webcast to Try to Ignite Climate Change Passions

    In a blog entry this summer, the international correspondent Christiane Amanpour said that the climate change denial club "is actually now shrinking faster than the polar ice caps.


  • News Bonanza: Clean Energy News, Climate Change News, and Clean Energy ...

    Iowa Scientists Warn of Need for Climate Change Action: "A group of scientists in the top U.S. grain-growing state of Iowa said on Monday that this year's harsh drought was a sign of things to come and should spur more action to prepare for the ...


  • Fight against climate change blocked by Luddites at Big Oil: McQuaig

    In the interest of fighting climate change, most of us avoid buying SUVs - fortress-like vehicles that aren't necessary unless one intends to take the whole family for a spin through downtown Baghdad.


  • Cities can plan now for serious climate change impacts

    Toronto's infrastructure is the city's first line of defence but also its greatest vulnerability to climate change.


  • Helping Secondary School Students Understand Climate Change

    ... which devastated Long Island, New York, I have been working with teacher education students at Hofstra University to develop lessons secondary school teachers can use to help middle school and high school students understand global climate change, ...


  • Climate change, America's portrayal hot topics at school standards discussion

    15 to keep proposed social studies standards intact, including a significant portion of the geography standards dealing with human activities - including climate change - now on the chopping block. "I encourage you not change the proposed social ...


  • Maple syrup, moose, and the local impacts of climate change

    In the northern hardwood forest, climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry, spread wildlife diseases and tree pests, and change timber resources.


  • Confront population, not just climate change: Letter

    Since Hurricane Sandy, we have read articles such as the op-ed "Confronting our changing climate" (Nov. 18) urging us to get serious about global climate change. However, it is also time to get serious about slowing human population growth, which is ...


  • Film looks at climate change in the Arctic; book goes to the edge of the universe

    In 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog began to collect "irrefutable" evidence of climate change. As part of his Extreme Ice Survey project, he ventured into the Arctic with more than 20 time-lapse video cameras to capture the changing ...


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