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Friday, April 4, 2014
THIS JUST IN: Americans still don’t care about global warming. For the full story, click here.

THIS JUST IN: Americans still don’t care about global warming. For the full story, click here.

Monday, March 17, 2014 Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Monday, June 10, 2013

International Energy Agency report: Global carbon dioxide emissions increased 1.4% in 2012, a record

The United States’ emissions were reduced by 200 million tons, bringing U.S. emissions close to levels present in the mid 1990s. Europe also saw a modest emissions reduction. On the other hand, China’s emissions growth was the largest in the world, releasing 300 million tons more carbon dioxide in 2012 than they did in 2011; Japan’s emissions increased 70 million tons between 2011 and 2012.
Report: Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Belief in global warming has dropped by 10% in the last year, likely because of the cold winter

As previous polls have shown, Americans’ thoughts on climate change seem to vary with the weather. According to a new Yale University poll, 63 percent of Americans believe global warming is happening, a 10 percent drop from the number who believed it was happening last September, when a similar poll found that 70 percent of Americans believed global warming is happening.
After Cold Winter, American Attitudes Chill on Global Warming
Friday, March 15, 2013

Is Obama shifting his strategy on climate change?

Mr. Obama has given up on moving comprehensive climate change legislation through Congress and has ruled out a carbon tax as a way to finance the development of alternative energy sources, so he is pursuing smaller-scale projects that do not require new sources of revenue. The Energy Security Trust, as he calls his proposal to shift oil and gas royalties to alternative energy research, is one of those projects.
Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Between March and September, 4.57 million square miles of Arctic sea ice—an area larger than the size of the continental United States—melted. On September 16, the Arctic ice sheet hit its lowest extent ever, which was nearly 20 percent smaller than the previous record low on Sept. 18, 2007. The minimum ice cover of 1.3 million square miles was about half of the average cover between 1979 and 2000. UN Report: 2012 Arctic Ice Melt Larger Than Size of United States
Monday, November 12, 2012
It has been forecast that the sustainability of the coffee industry faces serious challenges in the coming decades,” the study says. “The evidence from coffee farmers, from numerous coffee growing regions around the world, is that they are already suffering from the influences [of] increased warming. So Long, Joe? World Coffee Supply Could Be Threatened By Climate Change
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
WMO: Humans to Blame for Increased Global Temperatures: The warmest 13 years of average global temperatures have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997

"Our science is solid and it proves unequivocally that the world is warming and that this warming is due to human activities," World Meteorological Organization Deputy Secretary-General Jerry Lengoasa told reporters in Durban, where almost 200 nations are gathered for U.N. climate talks.

The WMO, part of the United Nations, said the warmest 13 years of average global temperatures have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997. That has contributed to extreme weather conditions that increase the intensity of droughts and heavy precipitation across the world, it said.

"Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Nina event, which has a relative cooling influence," it said.

WMO: Humans to Blame for Increased Global Temperatures: The warmest 13 years of average global temperatures have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997

"Our science is solid and it proves unequivocally that the world is warming and that this warming is due to human activities," World Meteorological Organization Deputy Secretary-General Jerry Lengoasa told reporters in Durban, where almost 200 nations are gathered for U.N. climate talks.

The WMO, part of the United Nations, said the warmest 13 years of average global temperatures have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997. That has contributed to extreme weather conditions that increase the intensity of droughts and heavy precipitation across the world, it said.

"Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Nina event, which has a relative cooling influence," it said.

Monday, June 20, 2011
Rocky Mountain Wildflower Season Reduced: High-mountain wildflower season reduced, affecting pollinators like bees, hummingbirds

The early-season climate is becoming warmer and drier in the high altitudes of the southern Rocky Mountains. These changing conditions are altering moisture availability and hence flowering timing in sub-alpine meadows, says Inouye. The result is a mid-season decline in number of wildflowers in bloom.

(Photo from NPS.gov)

Rocky Mountain Wildflower Season Reduced: High-mountain wildflower season reduced, affecting pollinators like bees, hummingbirds

The early-season climate is becoming warmer and drier in the high altitudes of the southern Rocky Mountains. These changing conditions are altering moisture availability and hence flowering timing in sub-alpine meadows, says Inouye. The result is a mid-season decline in number of wildflowers in bloom.

(Photo from NPS.gov)

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Friday, December 3, 2010
Since summer, signs of severe food insecurity—droughts, food riots, five- to tenfold increases in produce costs—have erupted around the globe. Several new reports now argue that regionally catastrophic crop failures—largely due to heat stress—are signals that global warming may have begun outpacing the ability of farmers to adapt. Food Security Wanes as World Warms
Monday, November 29, 2010
Biologists Report More Bad News for Polar Bears: Climate change will force them south, where they are unsuited for the diet

"The implication is that polar bears are likely to lose out in competition for food to grizzlies as warmer temperatures bring them into the same environments, because grizzlies’ stronger skulls are better suited to a plant-rich diet, said Slater and Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research."

Photo via USGS/USCG

Biologists Report More Bad News for Polar Bears: Climate change will force them south, where they are unsuited for the diet

"The implication is that polar bears are likely to lose out in competition for food to grizzlies as warmer temperatures bring them into the same environments, because grizzlies’ stronger skulls are better suited to a plant-rich diet, said Slater and Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research."

Photo via USGS/USCG

Monday, November 22, 2010
10 Animals Threatened by Global Warming