Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

News: Archive for February, 2012

Global Warming- Science – The New York Times

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

‘…Global emissions of carbon dioxide jumped by the largest amount on record in 2010, upending the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery. Emissions rose 5.9 percent in 2010, according to the Global Carbon Project, an international collaboration of scientists. The increase solidified a trend of ever-rising emissions that scientists fear will make it difficult, if not impossible, to forestall severe climate change in coming decades.’

via Global Warming- Science – The New York Times.

Climate deniers Heartland Institute documents leaked – latimes.com

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

‘Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute, a self-described “free-market think tank” that pilloried climate scientists whose stolen emails were released in 2009 as part of the so-called Climategate flap, found itself duped out of several confidential fundraising documents that were then distributed widely over the Internet, offering a glimpse of its priorities.’

via Climate deniers Heartland Institute documents leaked – latimes.com.

Classrooms Become Next Battleground for Climate Change Skeptics – Yahoo! News

Friday, February 17th, 2012

‘For years, science classrooms have been a battleground for supporters of teaching evolution versus creationism or intelligent design. Now, teachers may be once again caught in the crossfire as a new controversial topic makes its way into education: climate change.’

via Classrooms Become Next Battleground for Climate Change Skeptics – Yahoo! News.

US launches coalition to fight climate change – Yahoo! News

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

‘Faulting the world for not doing enough to curb climate change, the United States on Thursday announced the formation of a coalition to cut short-lived pollutants that speed up warming and harm health.’

via US launches coalition to fight climate change – Yahoo! News.

Keystone backers try to hitch ride on Senate highway bill – chicagotribune.com

Monday, February 13th, 2012

‘WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators who back the Keystone XL pipeline plan to file an amendment that would attach the project to highway funding legislation on Monday, another step in their quest to overturn President Barack Obama’s decision to put the project on hold.’

via Keystone backers try to hitch ride on Senate highway bill – chicagotribune.com.

Rainforest Action Network has started a petition against the amendment

Senate GOP pushes for Keystone vote on highway measure – The Hill’s E2-Wire

Monday, February 13th, 2012

‘Senate Republicans want to add an amendment to the highway bill that would mandate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.’

via Senate GOP pushes for Keystone vote on highway measure – The Hill’s E2-Wire.

The very big (and very small) picture

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Sometimes it’s good to get an overview to put things into perspective…

The Scale of the Universe 2

Problems cast shadows of doubt on solar project – latimes.com

Monday, February 13th, 2012

‘…One of California’s showcase solar energy projects, under construction in the desert east of Los Angeles, is being threatened by a deadly outbreak of distemper among kit foxes and the discovery of a prehistoric human settlement on the work site.’

via Problems cast shadows of doubt on solar project – latimes.com.

Melting glaciers on the Himalayas not contributing to sea level rise – Telegraph

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

‘The Himalayas has lost no significant ice over the past decade, according to a new study, that found melting ice from glaciers is having a much smaller effect on sea levels than previously thought.’

via Melting glaciers on the Himalayas not contributing to sea level rise – Telegraph.

Scientists melt mystery over icecaps and sea levels – Yahoo! News

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

‘SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. scientists using satellite data have established a more accurate figure of the amount of annual sea level rise from melting glaciers and ice caps which should aid studies on how quickly coastal areas may flood as global warming gathers pace.’

via Scientists melt mystery over icecaps and sea levels – Yahoo! News.