The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release:. While the U.S. government has done scientifically sound work that begins to estimate those costs, many consequences of a changing climate are absent from the government's forecasts, according to a report released jointly today by Environmental Defense Fund, Institute for Policy Integrity...
Climate change has been much in the news since Secretary of State Kerry's attack last month against "a tiny minority of shoddy scientists...and extreme ideologues" sparked a war of words between skeptics and believers. Even Warren Buffett has been drawn in, telling CNBC that, while the question of climate change "deserves lots of attention," insurance rates are no higher now than they were five years ago and that over this spell the US has been "remarkably free of hurricanes."
WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.
A recent study of five decades of satellite data, model simulations and in situ observations suggests the impact of seasonal diurnal or daily warming varies between global regions affecting many ecosystem functions and services, such as food production, carbon sequestration and climate regulation. The effects of non-uniform climate warming on terrestrial ecosystems is a key challenge in carbon cycle research and for those making future predictions.
Forests may stay green longer due to global climate warming, but it doesn't mean those same forests will actually grow more. In fact, new research in two papers published by scientists at Indiana University finds that even though trees may keep their leaves on longer during warm years, how much they ...
In a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand. Read this article by Nick Statt on CNET News.
The Great Barrier Reef will be irreversibly damaged by climate change in just 16 years, according to leading reef researcher.The reef has lost about half its coral coverage since the mid-1980s, with increased carbon dioxide concentrations