China and the United States have reached an agreement to tackle climate change. And the Australian media missed the meaning, writes Robert Parker.
It must be awesome to be a kid who loves movies in the current cinematic climate. There are literally dozens upon dozens of movie characters, superheroes and idols to fall in love with. A steady stream of new installments to the blockbuster world just keeps on providing even more of them too. Show More Summary
Among the sceptical reactions to China’s part of the joint announcement on climate policy made by the US and China, two were particularly prominent The statement didn’t require China to do anything until 2030 The statement simply reflected...Show More Summary
Chris Mooney flags a study suggesting “the climate issue may have become so politicized that our very perceptions of the weather itself are subtly slanted by political identities and cues”: Comparing Gallup polling results from early March 2012 (just after the winter ended) with actual temperature data from the lower 48 U.S. states, the researchers […]
University of Adelaide-led research will help pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where it is rapidly retreating. Published today in the Proceedings of the RoyalShow More Summary
Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite -now found worldwide - is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. read more
Images of the Yawanawá community, after flooding (Photo credit: TEDGlobal) The rain hit hard and fast, and in the dead of night. "The people woke up around midnight, and the water was everywhere. Houses were destroyed, children wereShow More Summary
An Iowa State University sociology professor who examined differences in opinion between climate scientists and farmers about climate change advises the scientists to focus more on on-farm solutions in their conversations with growers. Click here for the full story
The Democratic governor of New York used to speak forthrightly about climate science and the need for action. Now he's getting all weak and mushy.
Yannick writes, "We live-streamed our second annual Canadian conference of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a day of speeches, with a very interesting panel discussion." (more…)
Ski season is just beginning in California, but real snow on the slopes is becoming a rarity.
Cheap gas is not a good thing for the climate -- or for pre-Thanksgiving gridlock.
Disentangling the roles of late Miocene palaeogeography and vegetation – Implications for climate sensitivityAuthors:Bradshaw et al Abstract:The impact of rising CO2 on future climate remains uncertain but the evidence for high CO2 in...Show More Summary
Chacaltaya Mountain, which stands 5,400 meters above sea level in the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian Andes, has lost all the ice in the last two decades You probably have heard this line before many times: "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe". Show More Summary
This is one of those moments: I want to grab everyone I know and say, you MUST see this movie -- Merchants of Doubt. Made by the director of Food Inc., and based on the remarkable book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, the documentary...Show More Summary
Students and alumni who want action against climate change are pressing universities to rid their endowment funds of the stocks of companies that produce fossil fuels. They look back to the successful campaign against apartheid in South Africa. Show More Summary
Warmer temps and cold-resistant vines are helping push wine production into Nordic countries in a rare positive spin-off from climate change
Researchers have found that fluctuations in outside temperature create convection currents within termite mounds to ventilate the living space.
Living through extreme weather doesn't affect people's perceptions of climate change, a new study finds
A new report looks at how America can get on course to avoid dangerous climate change. There are multiple pathways to that goal, but we gotta start now.