By displacing agriculture for food—and causing more land clearing—biofuels are bad for hungry people and the environment
Yes, it involves Jason, President Lyndon Johnson and even Irish scientist John Tyndall. They all knew global warming was happening and they spread the word!
[Re-posted from Greenery & Other Fine Things to Look At] It's time to play name the "son of Kyoto!" Will it be the Bali Breakthrough? Gratuitous Bali photo Â© David Biello Or, dare I say it, the Copenhagen Consenus (not Lomborg's but some kind of consensus treaty negotiated in that fair city in 2009)?...
[Re-posted from Greenery & Other Fine Things to Look At] You don't have to fly all the way to Bali to participate in some form of climate negotiation, you merely need an avatar and the ability to teleport him, her or it to Second Nature, the Nature journal's archipelago in Second Life...
The regional effects range from more wildfires in the west to stronger storms in the east.
Examining the state of the science on climate change
Wedged between the IPCC wrapping up its fourth assessment and the Bali negotiations for a "son of Kyoto" (a successor treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions globally), comes the Scientific American climate change series...
The IPCC has declared man-made climate change "unequivocal." The hard part: trying to stop it
Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change
The impacts of climate change are already apparent and this interactive map illustrates some of those that might occur in future.
The science is clear: the climate is changing thanks to human activity. The question becomes: will preventing further globe-warming pollution ruin the global economy?
Step-by-step advances, not grand gestures, offer the most realistic way to control greenhouse gases
Merck settles Vioxx suit, Mothra meets Robocop and more
In this episode, University of Wisconsin-Madison public health expert Jonathan Patz talks about the ethical issues raised by climate change--who's causing it and who suffers most from it...
Reseachers find that, no matter how much data they collect, they may not be able to get a good estimate of the highest temperature increases that global warming may bring. Karen Hopkin reports...
Scientists say they can never be sure exactly how extreme global warming might become, but that's no excuse for delaying action
Fossil and temperature records over the past 520 million years show a correlation between extinctions and climate change
An international panel of experts recommends fixes for the world's energy—and climate—crises
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to rise thanks to dirtier economies and a weakening in natural systems' ability to remove the greenhouse gas
Concern about carbon dioxide emissions lurk behind rejection of new coal-fired power plants