Global Warming Updates March 15-20, 2013

Climate Changes Updates 15-17 March

1)   Chemicals Pollutants Threaten Health in the Arctic

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130315074510.htm

2)   Expect drought severity, frequency to rise: UN

http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/expect-drought-severity-frequency-to-rise-un-20130316-2g6vu.html

3)   New Zealand drought to drag on growth

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/new-zealand-drought-to-drag-on-growth-20130315-2g6mh.html

4)   Obama unveils $US2 billion clean energy fund

http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/obama-unveils-us2-billion-clean-energy-fund-20130316-2g6vm.html

5)   Ports alerted to climate change shocks ahead

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/ports-alerted-to-climate-change-shocks-ahead-20130315-2g62e.html

6)   Obama’s climate readiness plans ‘freak out’ US firms

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/obamas-climate-readiness-plans-freak-out-us-firms-20130315-2g6jz.html#ixzz2Nrh87Xpr

7)   Grey skies are gonna clear up

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/grey-skies-are-gonna-clear-up-20130315-2g58v.html

8)   Salt Marshes are great Carbon Sinks

http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/45728

9)   Warm February

http://www.enn.com/climate/article/45725

10)                     Many of Europe’s rainfall trends will not be clear until late this century

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/52717

11)                    February 2013 Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral Update

http://www.skepticalscience.com/feb-2013-sea-ice-spiral.html

12)                    Death in Jurassic Park: global warming and ocean anoxia

http://www.skepticalscience.com/jurassic-global-warming.html

13)                     Obama to establish $2bn clean energy fund

http://www.rtcc.org/obama-to-establish-2bn-clean-energy-fund/

14)                     Japan’s energy breakthrough could mean climate breakdown

http://www.rtcc.org/japans-energy-breakthrough-could-mean-climate-breakdown/

15)                     Plankton twice as carbon hungry as thought

http://www.rtcc.org/plankton-twice-as-carbon-hungry-as-thought/

16)                     UNCCD: Vulnerable nations must defend against drought

http://www.rtcc.org/unccd-vulnerable-nations-must-defend-against-drought/

17)                     UNDP: Climate change could put 3 billion back into poverty

http://www.rtcc.org/undp-climate-change-could-put-3-billion-back-into-poverty/

18)                     Green Climate Fund ready to receive funds by end of year

http://www.rtcc.org/green-climate-fund-ready-to-receive-funds-by-end-of-year/

19)                     Warmest Temperatures In 4,000 Years? Not So Fast, Global Warming Alarmists

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/03/17/warmest-temperatures-in-4000-years-not-so-fast-global-warming-alarmists/

20)                    The Great Green Con no. 1: The hard proof that finally shows global warming forecasts that are costing you billions were WRONG all along

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294560/the-great-green-1-the-hard-proof-finally-shows-global-warming-forecasts-costing-billions-wrong-along.html#ixzz2NrrVJtkk

21)
Green energy more important for climate than Keystone: White House

http://news.yahoo.com/green-energy-more-important-climate-keystone-white-house-170254510–finance.html;_ylt=Aj.3Lre_FnivOFaPLDFgDOO1qHQA;_ylu=X3oDMTQwNWo4YWV2BG1pdANUb3BpY3MgQ29sbGVjdGlvbiBMaXN0BHBrZwM2YjcwYjNlMS02ODBmLTNiYmYtODgxZC02Njg3NTk3ZmU3NmMEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3RvcF9zdG9yeQR2ZXIDN2QyYjA4NTEtOGQ5Mi0xMWUyLWE3OWQtMjlmZmI4NGJkYjJl;_ylg=X3oDMTFzcGdiYWZhBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdANUZXN0X0FGQw–;_ylv=3

22)                    UN bodies want to tackle drought to avert food crisis

http://news.yahoo.com/un-bodies-want-tackle-drought-avert-food-crisis-153729057.html;_ylt=At.4zXOjOyRpzTp6.7YBCk61qHQA;_ylu=X3oDMTQwZGxoc2d0BG1pdANUb3BpY3MgQ29sbGVjdGlvbiBMaXN0BHBrZwNiNmFkMDg5YS1kYjQzLTM3NmYtOTY0Ny0wOGNlNWQ3ZTQ5MTgEcG9zAzYEc2VjA3RvcF9zdG9yeQR2ZXIDNTQ5MmIxMTAtOGQ4Ni0xMWUyLWFiN2ItNWNlMjcyYzRkNWY0;_ylg=X3oDMTFzcGdiYWZhBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdANUZXN0X0FGQw–;_ylv=3

23)                    Higher mortality in coal mining counties

http://theconversation.edu.au/higher-mortality-in-coal-mining-counties-12848

24)                    Arctic Storm Shatters Thin Sea Ice

http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/arctic-storm-fractures-sea-ice-130316.htm

25)                    Record Drought Hits New Zealand’s North Island

http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/record-drought-hits-new-zealands-north-island-130315.htm

26)                    Global warming effect on Antarctica, ice cover disappears from King George Island

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/global-warming/global-warming-effect-on-antarctica-ice-cover-disappears-from-king-george-island/articleshow/19019918.cms

  • Time for more action for climate change

http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/popular-features/15557-time-for-more-action-to-fight-climate-change

28)                    Maine grapples with climate change priorities

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/maine-grapples-with-climate-change-priorities_2013-03-16.html

29)                    Climate emerges as hot issue in Columbia River Treaty talks with Canada

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/15/5260667/climate-emerges-as-hot-issue-in.html#storylink=cpy

30)                    Environmental lobbyists ‘not to be ignored’ says Defra’s Benyon

http://www.edie.net/news/6/Environmental-lobbyists–not-to-be-ignored–says-Defra-Benyon/

31)                     World urgently needs thriving biofuels industry, says Porritt

http://www.edie.net/news/6/World-urgently-needs-thriving-biofuels-industry-says-Porritt/24229/

Climate Changes Updates 18 March

1.   Water-related disasters inhibiting global sustainability

http://www.edie.net/news/4/Water-related-disasters-inhibiting-global-sustainability/24243/

2.   Shift to low-carbon fleet will boost Europe’s economy

http://www.edie.net/news/6/Shift-to-low-carbon-fleet-will-boost-Europes-economy/24239/

3.   Extreme weather is disrupting 49% of UK businesses

http://www.scotsman.com/business/economics/extreme-weather-is-disrupting-49-of-uk-businesses-1-2842091

4.   Major changes for greenhouse gas standards?

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/major-changes-for-greenhouse-gas-standards-88962.html?hp=l12

5.   Nature adapts to survive climate change

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/8437670/Nature-adapts-to-survive-climate-change

6.   No, Global Warming Has NOT Stopped

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/18/global_warming_denial_debunking_misleading_climate_change_claims_by_david.html

7.   Pigs and pollution: China can’t keep ignoring the environment

http://theconversation.edu.au/pigs-and-pollution-china-cant-keep-ignoring-the-environment-12842

8.   Are You Ready For Earth Hour 2013?

http://www.care2.com/causes/are-you-ready-for-earth-hour-2013.html

9.   Marine Vet Protests Keystone XL Pipeline by Hanging US Flag Upside Down

http://www.care2.com/causes/marine-vet-protests-keystone-xl-pipeline-by-hanging-us-flag-upside-down.html#ixzz2NxTd2yuY

10.                     Study: Climate change to worsen hurricane storm surge

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/03/18/storm-surge-hurricane-climate-change-global-warming/1997113/

11.                     Warming temperatures could multiply Katrina-like hurricanes -study

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/18/usa-climate-hurricanes-idUSL1N0CA8MS20130318?feedType=RSS&feedName=financialsSector&rpc=43

12.                     Global Carbon and Graphite Industry

http://news.yahoo.com/global-carbon-graphite-industry-173600016.html;_ylt=Agkg4_rNsuiusrAKpYBWprq1qHQA;_ylu=X3oDMTQwMWo1bnRvBG1pdANUb3BpY3MgQ29sbGVjdGlvbiBMaXN0BHBrZwM3NmE0YTFkMy0zZmNiLTM0YzItOTViNy1iOGQzN2ZlNWIxOTIEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3RvcF9zdG9yeQR2ZXIDNzhjMmI0ZTAtOGZmMi0xMWUyLWI2ZWUtZDIyNmVjNTIxYTIw;_ylg=X3oDMTFzcGdiYWZhBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdANUZXN0X0FGQw–;_ylv=3

13.                     Russia new 2020 target could see emissions rise by 30%

http://www.rtcc.org/russia-new-2020-target-could-see-emissions-rise-by-30/

14.                     Climate debate cut from England & Wales curriculum for children up to 14

http://www.rtcc.org/climate-debate-cut-from-england-wales-curriculum-for-children-up-to-14/

15.                     Report: Dash for gas with caution or risk UK climate goals

http://www.rtcc.org/report-dash-for-gas-with-caution-or-risk-uk-climate-goals/

16.                    New Study, Same Result – Greenhouse Gases Dominate Global Warming

http://www.skepticalscience.com/jones-2013-attribution.html

17.                     Teachers should be given free rein to teach climate change in schools

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/18/teachers-climate-change-schools-curriculum

18.                     Microbes thrive at ocean’s deepest spot

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/microbes-thrive-at-oceans-deepest-spot-20130318-2g9ko.html

19.                     Significant Contribution of Greenland’s Peripheral Glaciers to Sea-Level Rise

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318104956.htm

20.                    Earth’s Interior Cycles Contribute to Long-Term Sea-Level and Climate Change, Researchers Find

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318132819.htm

21.                     Computer Models Show How Deep Carbon Could Return to Earth’s Surface

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318151516.htm

22.                    Ten Times More Hurricane Surges in Future, New Research Predicts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318151519.htm

23.                    Petroleum Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Automobiles Could Drop 80 Percent by 2050: U.S. Report

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318151627.htm

 

 

Climate Changes Updates 19-20 March

1.   Sustainable Development Goals Must Sustain People and Planet, Experts Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320155228.htm

2.   Can Intraplate Earthquakes Produce Stronger Shaking Than at Plate Boundaries?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320155224.htm

3.   Properly Planned Roads Could Help Rather Than Harm the Environment, Say Experts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320142711.htm

4.   Scientists Discover ‘Lubricant’ for Earth’s Tectonic Plates: Hidden Magma Layer Could Play Role in Earthquakes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320142705.htm

5.   Renewable energy a focus for China’s new leaders

http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/renewable-energy-a-focus-for-chinas-new-leaders-20130320-2geor.html#ixzz2O907DaJQ

6.   Climate-driven disasters cost Victorians $4 billion

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/climatedriven-disasters-cost-victorians-4-billion-20130319-2ge1o.html

7.   Plankton and CO2

http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/45745

8.   Shams 1: World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Plant Goes Live

http://www.enn.com/business/article/45743

9.   Global Warming May favor Goats

http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/45742

10.                     Geography taught me climate change is unjust – and inspired me to fight

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/19/geography-climate-change-unjust

11.                     Insight: how will biofuels change land use?

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/52780

12.                     David Rose Hides the Rise in Global Warming

http://www.skepticalscience.com/david-rose-hides-rise-global-warming.html

13.                     China postpones launch of national carbon market to post-2015

http://www.rtcc.org/china-postpones-launch-of-national-carbon-market-to-post-2015/

14.                     USA can slash transport emissions 80% by 2050

http://www.rtcc.org/usa-can-slash-transport-emissions-80-by-2050/

15.                     South Africa calls on world leaders to engage in UN climate talks

http://www.rtcc.org/south-africa-calls-on-world-leaders-to-engage-in-un-climate-talks/

16.                     Green Climate Fund faces more delays after inconclusive meeting

http://www.rtcc.org/green-climate-fund-faces-more-delays-after-inconclusive-meeting/

17.                     Warmer wasps could mean fewer figs

http://www.rtcc.org/warmer-wasps-could-mean-fewer-figs/

18.                     Forests hold key to feeding Earth’s growing population

http://www.rtcc.org/forests-hold-key-to-feeding-earths-growing-population/

19.                     UK govt faces backlash at plans to cut climate education

http://www.rtcc.org/uk-govt-faces-backlash-at-plans-to-cut-climate-education/

20.                     CORRECTED-Warming temperatures could multiply Katrina-like hurricanes -study

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/19/usa-climate-hurricanes-idUSL1N0CA8MS20130319?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssEnergyNews&rpc=43

21.                     Utah’s Air Pollution: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

http://www.care2.com/causes/utahs-air-pollution-yesterday-today-tomorrow.html

22.                     Microbes Thrive in Deepest Spot on Earth

http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/microbes-mariana-trench-130319.htm

23.                     Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold

http://news.discovery.com/earth/rocks-fossils/earthquakes-make-gold-130319.htm

  1. Utah’s Stewart skeptical about climate change threat

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56029666-90/stewart-climate-utah-committee.html.csp

25.                     At inaugural Mass, Pope Francis calls for defending environment, poor

http://www.religionnews.com/2013/03/19/at-inaugural-mass-pope-francis-calls-for-defending-environment-poor/

26.                     OpEd: Risk is a better focus for seeking action on climate change

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/OpEd+Risk+better+focus+seeking+action+climate+change/8122502/story.html

27.                     German scientists quit oilsands research over heated public climate concerns

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/German+scientists+quit+oilsands+research+over+public+concern/8120784/story.html

 

 


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