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and food insecurity are "threat multipliers", and 32 countries dependent on farming face an "extreme risk" of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm said on Wednesday.Food shortages and ...
The two years that have passed since Hurricane Sandy crashed into the New Jersey shoreline have not been enough time for scientists and researchers to make much headway on the hows and whys of the Northeast's epic storm. But that's not because ...
The Weather Channel has released an official statement arguing that man-made global warming is real, just days its co-founder said it does not exist.
The group claims said the planet is 'indeed warming,' with temperatures increasing 1 to ...
During the last Ice Age, huge mammals roamed North America. Those mammoths, saber-toothed cats and giant sloths disappeared about 12,000 years ago -- the same time as humans arrived and Earth's climate
warmed from its glacial ...
A draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) Synthesis report warns of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people, species and 27 ecosystems," unless action is taken, and taken soon.
To keep the temperature ...
Our efforts to cut carbon emissions aren’t working and no-one else cares. Give up.It’s not a great thought to start the day, but that’s the defeatist message Britain woke up to a couple of weeks ago, when the BBC’s Today Programme ...
When Hurricane Sandy came, Deborah Star Reed stayed home. Irene, the year before, had been over-hyped. Her 1919 concrete house was left unscathed by Donna in 1960 and the “Big One” of 1938.
So, on Oct. 29, 2012, the retired construction ...
Environmental scientists for the most part agree that the human population is growing at an unsustainable rate, to the point that even fertility restrictions and a worldwide pandemic couldn't solve the problem, according to new ...
It's no secret that certain political worldviews prevent people from accepting the science
of global warming.
And it's not just that conservative and pro-free market beliefs are strongly correlated with dismissal of climate science
. Get ...
Back when Pabst Blue Ribbon was for working folks -- not hipsters -- the brewery was a Milwaukee icon, bustling along the western edge of the city's central business district.
Hitting hard times, Pabst left town a couple decades ago. But ...
Scientists and delegates from more than 100 governments are meeting in Copenhagen this week to thrash out the definitive round-up of climate science
By the end of the week, they will have approved the final building block of the UN ...
Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday.
The draft plan, released for ...
The effort by a California billionaire named Thomas F. Steyer to bolster global climate change
measures in Washington has turned the battle over the State Senate into one of the most expensive legislative elections in state ...
Proof that professional climate
sceptics swim in a narrow, shallow pond was provided last month in Chicago at the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change
. It turned out to be less Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, more ...
How interested is the public in climate change
and other environmental issues? Apparently, National Public Radio (NPR) thinks the answer is "not very."
News reports that the media outlet generally perceived to provide ...
The vice chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said the school will not drop its $50 million investment in coal, oil and gas companies but would rather ‘work closely with the industry’, despite calls from students and academics to ...
The mapping of currents deep in the oceans has been a protracted study. A combination of deep ocean sediment core samples and NASA imaging now reveal that climate change
is affected at least as much by the sea as by the air temperature. Rutgers ...
This year's Freshwater Summit, an annual conference of environmental professionals and concerned citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Hagerty Center, ...
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has been named to chair a global research platform panel on sustainable development instituted by an alliance of organisations such as UNEP, UNESCO and World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
A new study has revealed that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth's climate
.According to the study, say the major cooling of Earth and continental ice build-up in the Northern Hemisphere 2.7 ...
Focus on greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has led to a lot of confusion among the public: bad storms are caused by global warming but a lack of warming is not.
There may be a reason things don't add up, according to a paper in Science
A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods.
Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm ...
Environmentalists are attacking Gov. Rick Scott’s inaction on climate change
at the same time a liberal-leaning superPAC is running climate
-based ads against the Republican incumbent. But progressive groups don’t have a monopoly on environmental ...
Most of the concerns about climate change
have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.
But in a new study published in Science
, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of ...
It isn't just the atmosphere, but the circulation of the oceans plays an equally important role in regulating the Earth's climate
, new research shows.
The study revealed that the cooling of Earth and continental ice build-up in the ...