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Sudden Climate Changes, Extreme Global Warming

Sudden Climate Changes, Extreme Global Warming

An Earth history of sudden global climate changes. What the scientists found was surprising and unnerving. They had known from previous ice core and ocean sediment core data that Earth’s climate had fluctuated significantly in the past. But what astonished them was the rapidity with which these changes occurred. Ocean and lake sediment data from […]

corporations: catastrophe, rather than admit global warming

corporations: catastrophe, rather than admit global warming

A 2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences surveyed more than 1,300 most cited and published climate scientists and found that 97 percent of them said climate change was a human-made problem. Koch-Funded Heritage Institute Developing Anti-Global Warming Curriculum for Elementary Schools Dr. David Wojick, a coal-industry consultant, is developing the […]

EPA finally acts on 21 year old Coal law

EPA finally acts on 21 year old Coal law

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 12/21/2011 The Environmental Protection Agency released far-reaching air pollution regulations Wednesday, 21 years after they were first mandated by Congress and six days after they were signed by the agency. The rules require coal- and oil-fired power plants to lower emissions of 84 different toxic chemicals to levels no higher […]

Arctic 38 degrees above normal in January!

Arctic 38 degrees above normal in January!

By Stephen Leahy; UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb. 1st, 2011 (IPS) melting sea ice is now locked into a death spiral. “The changes in the Arctic are now irreversible” Arctic Defrost Dumping Snow on U.S. and Europe By Stephen Leahy; UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 28, 2011 (IPS) The world’s northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes […]

Nuclear Reactors, Dams at Risk Due to Global Warming

Nuclear Reactors, Dams at Risk Due to Global Warming

Christine Dell’Amore; National Geographic News; February 26, 2010 This story is part of a special series that explores the global water crisis. For more clean water news, photos, and information, visit National Geographic’s Freshwater Web site. As climate change throws Earth’s water cycle off-kilter, the world’s energy infrastructure may end up in hot water, experts […]

Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather

Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather

Scientists look at the big picture, not today’s weather, to see the impact of climate change February 25, 2009; Scientific American; Earth Talk Don’t all these huge snow and ice storms across the country mean that the globe isn’t really warming? I’ve never seen such a winter! — Mark Franklin, Helena, MT “Warmer temperatures in […]

American oil is pumping Global Warming denials world-wide

American oil is pumping Global Warming denials world-wide

Climate Change Deniers Without Borders American oil money is pumping up climate change skeptics abroad. Could they kneecap a post-Copenhagen accord? By Josh Harkinson, Tue Dec. 22, 2009 3:59 AM PST Writing two weeks ago in Poland’s most popular tabloid, the Super Express, an economic analyst named Tomasz Teluk [funded by ExxonMobil] claimed that a […]

IOM: Climate change to force 1 billion people to migrate

IOM: Climate change to force 1 billion people to migrate

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009; Copenhagen: International Organisation for Migration (IOM) report Climate change and environmental degradation will force as many as one billion people to migrate over the next four decades to southeast Asia, central America and parts of west Africa, world’s leading migration agency has said. Small island states have already disappeared under water […]

‘Scary’ climate message from past

‘Scary’ climate message from past

Saturday, 10 October 2009 13:02 UK; By Richard Black; Environment correspondent, BBC News website A new historical record of carbon dioxide levels suggests current political targets on climate may be “playing with fire”, scientists say. Researchers used ocean sediments to plot CO2 levels back 20 million years. Levels similar to those now commonly regarded as […]

the World Bank urges climate action now

the World Bank urges climate action now

Bank urges climate ‘action now’ Tuesday, 15 September 2009 By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website Climate change will be a serious barrier to growth in poorer nations and must be curbed, says the World Bank. The bank’s World Development Report (WDR) urges a rapid scaling-up of spending on clean energy research and protection […]

Arctic: Warmest in 2,000 years

Arctic: Warmest in 2,000 years

Thursday, 3 September 2009, By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website Arctic temperatures are now warmer than at any time in the last 2,000 years, research reveals. Changes to the Earth’s orbit drove centuries of cooling, but temperatures rose fast in the last 100 years as human greenhouse gas emissions rose. The result is […]

Australia’s warm winter a record

Australia’s warm winter a record

By Phil Mercer, BBC News, Sydney; Thursday, 3 September 2009 Australia has experienced its warmest August on record amid soaring winter temperatures. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology says that August was a “most extraordinary month” with mean temperatures 2.47C above the long-term average. Blair Trewin, from the National Climate Centre, says the past month has brought […]

Our Coral Reefs; The High Cost of fossil fuels!

Our Coral Reefs; The High Cost of fossil fuels!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009 By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News Coral reefs do more than look pretty – they are nurseries for many fish [Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology says that by 2050, 98 percent of today’s coral reefs will be in waters too acidic to support their growth.] Current climate targets are […]

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