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The Environment / Global Warming

Never Mind Earth Day, Carbon Emissions are still too High

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:13 | Juan Cole

The first observance of Earth Day was March 21, 1970. I was 17, and along with other students at Broad Run High School, went out with garbage bags to clean…

Catastrophic Climate Change to Hit Africa and the Middle East within a Decade

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:12 | Juan Cole

A new study just published in Nature Geoscience has found it plausible for the first time that the world’s average surface temperature could rise by as much as 5…

Scrapping all Coal Plants Would have no Significant Effect for 100 Years

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:50 | Robert Rapier

Who could have dreamed solving climate change would be so easy? A new paper in Environmental Research Letters called “Greenhouse gases, climate change and the transition from coal to…

How Severe an Impact Would the Keystone XL Pipeline have on the Environment?

Mar 05, 2012 at 17:59 | MasterResource

Last month, a group of 15 climate scientists (included the now disgraced Peter Gleick) sent a letter to Congress expressing their displeasure over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. President…

The Climate Change Controversy Continues

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:19 | Dave Summers

There are a couple of controversial items that have made it into the mainstream press recently that seem to have stirred a little controversy, and which are worth at least…

Why Oil Companies Don't Want Us Talking About Climate Change

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:50 | Post Carbon

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting…

We are not Thinking Big Enough with our Solutions to Climate Change

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:36 | Judith Curry

Climate change presents us with a pressing challenge. A global consensus accepts that human activity is responsible for climate change and its associated dangers. However, there is disagreement on how…

Global Warming - Fact or "Fuzzy Science"?

Jan 10, 2012 at 17:07 | John Daly

Perhaps no environmental issue arouses more fierce partisan debate than global warming. On the one side are environmentalists and many scientists, on the other many governments and businessmen, who…

Interstellar Energy Cloud may be as much to Blame for Climate Change as CO2 Emissions

Jan 10, 2012 at 17:02 | James Burgess

For years climate change has been blamed on global warming, which has in turn been blamed on green-house gases produced from the combustion of fossil fuels. However there is another…

Startling the Global Community, Canada Withdraws from the Kyoto Convention

Dec 14, 2011 at 18:01 | John Daly

Canada has announced its intention to withdraw from the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), sandbagging the other signatories to the convention. The Kyoto protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto,…

A Look at Why the Durban Climate Talks Failed

Dec 12, 2011 at 20:21 | Post Carbon

Why did the Durban climate talks fail? Ultimately, the culprit is the near-universal pursuit of economic growth. All the major players want growth: the US, because it’s still pulling out…

Insurance Companies Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

Dec 12, 2011 at 07:46 | Peter Sinclair

Environmentalists are not the only ones who worry as projections about climate change keep getting worse and worse. So do insurance companies, which feel the effects financially as the pace…

Global Warming Naysayers Says the Heat is On!

Dec 04, 2011 at 21:46 | Barry Stevens

The subject of Climate Change and Global Warming has a polarizing effect in the U.S. Like religion, you either believe or don’t believe. Strong sentiments resonate on both sides. It…

Could Geo-Engineering Solve all our Climate Fears?

Dec 01, 2011 at 16:50 | Peter Sinclair

Gio-engineering a.k.a climate engineering is the study of how to manipulate the planets climate to counter act the effect of global warming. This video describes various strategies to achieve this,…

Is Climate Change Real? Take a Look at the Science Before you Decide

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:50 | Tom Murphy

Today, we’re going to make the world less comfortable, in two easy steps that each of you can do at home. Step 1 shows how easy it is to account…

Global Warming Debate Finally Over? Five Questions For Richard Muller

Oct 26, 2011 at 07:29 | MasterResource

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, The Case Against Global-Warming Skepticism, California Berkeley physicist Richard A. Muller describes the results from a recent re-examination of climate records and…

Arctic Ice Melting Rapidly - Yet Global Warming is Slowing

Oct 12, 2011 at 07:33 | MasterResource

The numbers are in for this year’s summer sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean. By most measures the ice loss in 2011 came in a close second to…

Carbon Dioxide May Destroy All Coral Reefs by the End of the Century

Sep 19, 2011 at 15:42 | Science Progress

A new book out this week by United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health leader Peter Sale predicts that coral reefs will be wiped off the face of…

Switching to Renewable Energy Could SPEED UP Global Warming

Sep 13, 2011 at 07:42 | Robert Rapier

Study: Coal-Fired Power Plants Emit Pollutants That Keep the Earth CoolLast week a new study reported that replacing coal with natural gas might actually worsen climate change in…

Battling Climate Change by Restoring Land Contaminated by Chernobyl

Sep 09, 2011 at 07:27 | Christopher Cundy

An NGO is developing an emissions reduction project in Belarus that will restore peatland contaminated by fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. APB Birdlife Belarus is tapping the carbon markets…

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