Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says
In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that the necessary fixes could wind up being effectively free.
President Obama has a huge gas problem
Ahead of the People's Climate March, activists say Obama must address fracking if he wants to leave a meaningful legacy
Polar vortex: Deep meanders in vortex linked to global warming.
Over the past year or so, I've written a few times on how the 'polar vortex'-actually, deep meanders or excursions in the usually stable west-to-east direction of the polar cyclonic air stream-may be tied to global warming, but there hadn't been enough research done yet to be sure. Well, here...
Warmest August on Record, Global Warming Continues
According to data just updated by NASA, last August was the warmest August for the entire instrumental data record, which begins in 1881. This has been something of a mixed year but overall warm. Of the 134 years for which there are data, the coolest month this year so far was February, at 17th place, with July also being cool, at 11th place. Keep in mind this is over 134 years. For the months of January through August, there are no one-digit ranks (1 through 8) prior to 1989, inclusively, and you don't really start getting consistent “top ten” ranks until 1998.
At least 150 companies prep for carbon prices
Study finds that 150 companies worldwide -- including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the U.S. -- are making business plans that assume they'll be taxed on their carbon pollution.
Drought bites as Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up
Scientists in Brazil believe the loss of billions of litres of water released as vapour clouds by Amazon rainforest trees is the result of continuing deforestation and climate change – leading to devastating drought.