Monday, September 19th, 2011
Last month, Newt Gingrich-trained spokesman for anti-global warming forces, Mark Morano, announced on Fox TV the “collapse of global warming science.” And he’s got legions reiterating his message. According to Morano, 7 of 8 lobbyists on global warming are now “anti-action” lobbyists. (more…)
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
A new poll finds that the percentage of Americans who believe that the climate is warming has increased in the past year, a shift in opinion that follows one of the warmest summers in U.S. history and increased debate about climate change among Republican presidential candidates. (more…)
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
A new survey on U.S. views concerning global warming based on political party affiliation finds agreement across party lines for the need to fund renewable energy research, but wide disparity over whether global warming is even happening.
The survey by the Yale Project on Climate Change (more…)
Monday, August 29th, 2011
European chemical manufacturers are covertly venting huge quantities of the powerful super greenhouse gas HFC-23, according to a study by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). The report, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, says that (more…)
Friday, August 12th, 2011
Oil companies are reaping massive profits and skirting taxes (with the help of fossil-fuel-friendly politicians) while the U.S. is in a debt crisis. Is that fair?
While the general public suffers through very difficult economic times and the threat of government shutdowns, the oil industry is reaping good profits, (more…)
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Global Climate Change: A Primer may be a book for beginners, but those with an understanding of the issue will find interest in the wide-ranging exposition provided by geologist Orrin Pilkey and his lawyer son Keith.
Pilkey’s research area has been shorelines and coastal geology, with a special focus on barrier (more…)
Monday, July 25th, 2011
The remote Alaska Native village of Kivalina has been in danger for a number of years from the effects of climate change.
“Sea ice no longer adequately forms on the village’s coastline, leaving the tiny island—perched on a thin strip of land between a sea and a lagoon—vulnerable to storms and erosion, and requiring relocation.” (more…)
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Sulfur dioxide being spewed into the stratosphere by coal-fired power plants and volcanic eruptions has blunted the impact of global warming over the past decade, offsetting roughly one third of the increased heat caused by greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study. (more…)
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urged India to rapidly adopt inexpensive, clean-burning cookstoves and said that two major Indian trade federations had agreed to help disseminate the technology throughout the country.
Clinton, who last year launched a $50 million U.S. (more…)
Friday, July 15th, 2011
The U.S.’s most ambitious project to capture and sequester carbon from a coal-fired power plant has been shelved by a large utility company, which says that the lack of climate legislation and support from state governments has rendered the $668 million project financially untenable. (more…)