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Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican who is fighting a Democratic challenge from former Gov. Charlie Crist, was asked by The Miami Herald if he believes climate
change is significantly affecting the weather. “Well, I’m not a scientist,” he ...
Strange early-season temperatures again dogged sweaty Australians over the weekend, with Saturday's continent-wide average maximum topping 97°F -- a record for October.
Spring heat waves that have been baking the continent in recent ...
Restricting population growth will not solve global issue
s of sustainability in the short term, new research says.
A worldwide one-child policy would mean the number of people in 2100 remained around current levels, according to a study ...
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 ...
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 third round of United Nations' 2014 climate
talks wrapped up in Bonn, Germany, on Saturday, reaching no concrete result and leaving heavy workload to climate
conference in Lima, Peru, in December.
In the past six days, nearly 1,200 ...
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 ...
change and the environment aren't likely to be the dominant factors swaying midterm races across the country next month.
That's according to recent polls gauging voters' priorities when they head to the polls on Election Day. It ...
She’s as green as they come.
Shenna Bellows, the Democrat running for Senate in Maine, proudly touts her environmental credentials. She rails against emissions-intensive oil sands from Canada, would tighten EPA regulations on greenhouse ...
As she planned her run for the Florida House of Representatives this year, Kristin Jacobs told her team that she wanted her campaign to address the effects of climate
change. Her advisers were initially skeptical, noting that voters typically ...
A European deal on curbing carbon emissions yielded a rare concrete input Friday to UN climate
talks, but did little to ease frustration among negotiators demanding progress on a global pact in Bonn.Sealed at a hard-fought summit in ...
In Michigan, an ad attacking Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, opens with a shot of rising brown floodwaters as a woman says: “We see it every day in Michigan. Climate
change. So why is Terri Lynn Land ...
Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest aren’t letting up. In fact, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency forecasts that while there may be some improvement in Nevada and Arizona, the lack of rain will likely continue through the winter ...
The 2014 elections have been a dispiriting affair, replete with Democratic skittishness about the major legislative achievement known as Obamacare and wretched GOP demagoguery about Ebola and the border. But despite all this, and even if Dems ...
At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...
The Pentagon released a landmark report yesterday declaring climate
change an "immediate risk" to national
security and outlining how it intends to protect bases, prepare for humanitarian disasters and plan for global conflicts.
Adapting to climate
change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons ...
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate
change poses an immediate threat to national
security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising ...
Global warming is changing the way the US trains for and goes to war – affecting war games, weapons systems, training exercises, and military installations – according to the Pentagon.
The defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, will tell a ...
Billionaire former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer is spending $50 million of his own money to make climate
change a defining issue
in the 2014 midterm elections. That, according to New York Times columnist David Brooks, is just ...
The Pentagon is integrating climate
change threats into all of its "plans, operations, and training" across the entire Defense Department, signaling a comprehensive attempt to tackle the impacts of global warming.
In a 20-page Climate
The collective of the four advanced developing countries, BASIC, Brazil, South Africa, India and China, has stressed that the global effort to tackle climate
change must focus on adapting to climate
as well as reducing emissions. "Adaptation ...
Hollywood Director James Cameron won a 2014 non-fiction EMMY for the TV documentary, Years of Living Dangerously that he produced. With celebrity hosts, the series covered the globe and laid out the gravity of climate
change. The series is now ...
Agricultural losses are no longer the most visible effect of the drought plaguing Brazil's most developed region. Now the energy crisis and the threat of water shortages in the city of SÃ£o Paulo are painful reminders of just how dependent ...
As I have said before, the GOP position on climate
is unstable, both intellectually and politically. You can`t credibly deny the science at this point, but if you accept it, "do nothing about it" is an incoherent response. They`ve only gotten ...