The freezing weather that swept the United States in the first two months of the year led to a surge in cruise bookings as winter-weary holiday-makers headed south to warmer climates. The post Polar Vortex Boosts Cruise Bookings appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
"People all across the country are concerned about this pipeline because it’s going to pollute the water. Because it’s going set off catastrophic climate change. Because it’s a security risk," Whit Jones, campaign director at Energy Action Coalition,
Washington, DC – During a press conference today, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), announced the members of a newly formed Senate Climate Action Task Force and discussed their plans to take action on climate change. Click here to watch the video of today’s…
Senate Democrats plan an all-night session on Monday to talk about climate change.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer he doesn't believe in global warming. McConnell: 'I don't buy' that climate is changing. In 1970s 'we were all concerned about the ice age coming.'...Show More Summary
The El Nino phenomenon of warming sea surface temperatures in the Pacific could strike as early as the Northern Hemisphere summer, the US weather forecaster warned. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said there was about a 50 percent chance of the weather pattern developing during the summer or autumn, according to Reuters. The CPC switched […]
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Talk about dedication to your cause! Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer, is known for her modern punk fashions and fiery, long red hair, but the business woman has made a Read More The post Vivienne Westwood Chops Hair Off To Support Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a terrible world leader among terrible world leaders: a xenophobic bigot and homophobe, committed to resource extraction economies and the destruction of social programs, who denies climate change.
(Steven Hayward) James Q. Wilson used to like to tell social scientists, “Stop trying to predict the future; you can’t even predict the past!” A slightly more refined version of this axiom, which I first heard explained by John DiIulio—one...Show More Summary
Each year, more than 300 million individuals are infected with malaria, a life-threatening blood disease caused by a parasite transmitted to humans by mosquitos. Whether malaria cases could be affected by warming climates has been aShow More Summary
Earlier this week, the Department of Defense released its first Quadrennial Defense Review since fiscal cliffs, shutdowns, and spending cuts hit the federal government. Not surprisingly, “austerity” shows up in almost every chapter of the report. What shows up even more? Climate change. For the second QDR in a row, the Pentagon has called out […]
By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network Instead of storing carbon, the Amazon forest can dry out so much because of drought and fire that it releases the gas to the atmosphere, scientists believe.
Whether climate change is occurring, and especially whether such changes are the result of human activities, are hot topics in the American political landscape. Here's some fuel for the fire:"...though it is a well-documented fact, it...Show More Summary
I am always interested in non-traditional data sets that can shed some light on climate changes. Ones that I’ve discussed previously are the frequency of closing of the Thames Barrier and the number of vineyards in England. With the exceptional warmth in Alaska last month (which of course was coupled with colder temperatures elsewhere), I [...]
"Green roofs and cool roofs offer the potential to improve the sustainability of urban areas" -- that was the bottom line conclusion of a report released by NRDC and the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law two years ago. Show More Summary
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/anomacts The Met Office have now issued the precipitation stats for last month, so what do they tell us about the winter as a whole in England, where the floods have caused such havoc? (I am concentrating … Continue reading ?
Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead; Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus Arielle Duhaime-Ross, March 3, 2014 (The Verge) “All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian...Show More Summary
The ocean's coldest, saltiest waters are disappearing -- thanks to Antarctic currents shutting down.
Over the past few months, there have been a number of articles about how the climate science community could have presented their message differently, or responded differently, so that they could have avoided the problem they’re now facing with the … Continue reading ?