Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have been caused by declining...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court killed a potentially enormous global-warming lawsuit against the nation's five largest electric power companies, ruling Monday that the regulation of greenhouse gases is entrusted to Congress and the Environmental...
The International Policy Network, once the most persuasive and active think tanks campaigning against climate change science, has disbanded in the UK after what appears to be a spilt between its leading members.
The series of articles on climate change in The Conversation continues: Mike Sandiford: Our effect on the earth is real: how we're geo-engineering the planet: In Australia natural erosion removes about 100 million tonnes of sediment each year.
Republican presidential candidates steer away from anything suggesting government action on climate change, some – Pawlenty and Gingrich – reversing earlier positions. Romney says the problem is real, but offers no solutions.
We are a witnessing species. Assisted by the communications revolution, we are becoming more fully awake and able to respond with to the supreme test of climate change from a higher level of perception and understanding.
For the average person, data about climate change can be hard to come by. You've been assured the planet is changing, but how much? And how will it affect you? Now, instead of taking things on faith, California residents can access Cal-Adapt, a site that crunches environmental data and allows you to see what the temperature increase will be in your town (or even neighborhood) through 2050. You might discover that your house is going to be underwater soon.
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Polar bears and ice floes are prudently avoided by most people but to Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart they are food for the soul.Leading a crew of six with a support crew...
Polar bears survive by hunting down and eating marine mammals like seals on the floating ice cap of the Arctic. Bear populations with fewer prey choices may be more vulnerable if the ice continues to shrink.
The International Food Policy Research Institute estimated that 12 million more children would be consigned to hunger by 2050, compared with a no-climate change scenario. Oxfam estimates that by 2050, demand for food will rise by 70 percent. But agricultural production might not be able to sustain this demand as climate change is squeezing resources.
A recent poll asked citizens to estimate how climate scientists feel about global warming. Only 13 percent of Americans correctly answered that about 97 percent of American scientists say that climate change is happening.
For many years now, scientists have predicted that increasing the concentration of greenhouse gas emissions in the earth's atmosphere will bring about more extreme weather: Droughts, heavy rainfall, floods, heatwaves.
UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, wound up on Friday with hopes for a new global climate change agreement flagging. Despite fleeting optimism following last December’s annual UN climate summit in Cancun, the 190-nation UN climate change convention (UNFCCC) appears a long way from any new comprehensive treaty binding all the world’s big emitters to cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, while extension of the existing Kyoto Protocol binding industrialised nations to a second commitment period of emission targets beyond 2012 is in grave doubt.
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) last week launched a policy briefing paper that urges governments in developing countries to build strong relationships with the media to fight climate change, instead of just 'using' the media as a 'public outreach' channel for promoting their own messages.
Some of that migration can be attributed to opportunity: The armadillo in particular has been moving northward since it arrived in Texas in the 1880s and Florida in the 1920s, according to Colleen McDonough, a biology professor at Valdosta State University in Georgia.
Some, however, is clearly triggered by a changing climate. Armadillos have settled into southern Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri - all areas that were "totally unexpected," McDonough said.