Pipe: Climate and Health

Arctic sea ice helps remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere, study shows

Mon, 2014-09-22 11:04
Climate change is a fact, and most of the warming is caused by human activity. The Arctic is now so warm that the extent of sea ice has decreased by about 30 percent in summer and in winter, sea ice is getting thinner. New research has shown that sea ice removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If Arctic sea ice is reduced, we may therefore be facing an increase of atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, researchers warn.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Open United Nations Meetings

Mon, 2014-09-22 10:48
Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general, will open the international Climate Summit and the 69th session of the General Assembly this week with some of the most difficult challenges of his tenure dominating the agenda including Ebola and...

Brown Seeks More Electric Cars in California

Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
The governor signed bills to make it easier for low-income Californians to obtain plug-in vehicles ahead of speaking engagements at the United Nations’ Climate Summit 2014.

Scientists Report Global Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
The report on the emissions growth, 2.3 percent last year, showed that the world remains far off track in efforts to control global warming and came on the eve of a United Nations summit meeting on tackling climate change.

New York City Prepares to Host Climate Change March

Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., attracting much of the city’s political establishment, along with scientists, actors and thousands from across the country.

Global warming: Dwindling chances to stay below 2°C warming

Sun, 2014-09-21 14:50
Carbon dioxide emissions continue to track the high end of emission scenarios, eroding the chances to keep global warming below 2°C, and placing increased pressure on world leaders ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on the 23rd September.

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Sun, 2014-09-21 00:00
At a United Nations gathering on Tuesday, leaders will face a divide between the rich countries responsible for extensive carbon emissions and the poor countries that stand to suffer most as a result.

Climate Realities

Sun, 2014-09-21 00:00
The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century.

On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming

Sat, 2014-09-20 09:58
As the United Nations convenes sessions on global warming and population growth, a new study foresees rising human numbers through 2100.

Themes for a March: Solar City, Natural Haven

Sat, 2014-09-20 00:00
Union members and artists applied the final touches on floats they will be showing at the People’s Climate March on Sunday.

To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees

Sat, 2014-09-20 00:00
Reforestation might seem like a simple solution to climate change, but the science shows it could make global warming worse.

Climate Change: Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

Fri, 2014-09-19 14:28
Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion’s share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a zoologist’s study, which is among the first to demonstrate the way “global stilling” may alter predator-prey relationships.

Michael Bloomberg, Now a U.N. Climate Envoy, Presses the Case for Urban Action

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:08
Michael Bloomberg, a mayor turned U.N. climate envoy, explains what cities can do to blunt climate change and its impacts.

Religion and climate change: Competing to save the earth

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:26
WHEN heads of government from across the world convene in New York next week to consider ways of cooling the planet, a crescendo of religiously-inspired voices, as well as secular green rallying cries, will be resounding in their ears. During the 48 hours before the big meeting opens on September 23rd, two worthy inter-faith organisations—the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace—will host a "summit" of their own, backed by 30 prominent faith leaders. Meanwhile, it is hoped that millions of people of "faith and moral belief" from across the world will have signed up to an e-petition,, which urges the world's political leaders to act boldly on climate change, both in New York and at next year's "make-or-break" session in Paris.The petition, organised by the British pioneer of green investment, Tessa Tennant, has won backing from a series of "ambassadors" who are already familiar figures in the world of faith and religion. They include: Sally Bingham, a California-based Episcopal cleric whose energy-saving initiatives have drawn in 15,000 communities and parishes; Mary Evelyn Tucker, who runs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University; Seraphim Kykkotis, an Orthodox archbishop based in southern ...

Errors and Emissions

Fri, 2014-09-19 00:00
Fighting climate change could be cheaper and easier than almost anyone imagines if we wouldn’t give in to the despair.

Errors and Emissions

Fri, 2014-09-19 00:00
Fighting climate change could be cheaper and easier than almost anyone imagines if we wouldn’t give in to the despair.

With Eye on 2016, Christie Resists Climate-Change Plan for New Jersey

Fri, 2014-09-19 00:00
Gov. Chris Christie is adamant that New Jersey not participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, though most legislators say it would be good for the state.

The week ahead: September 18th 2014: Green deals

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:53
GOVERNMENTS meet in New York for the UN climate summit, Sierra Leone implements a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2014-10-03

Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer earth

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:48
The fall foliage season in some areas of the United States could come much later and possibly last a little longer by the end of the century as climate change causes summer temperatures to linger later into the year, according researchers. The delay could result in a longer growing season that would affect carbon uptake, agriculture, water supplies and animal behavior, among many other areas.

Curbing climate change: The deepest cuts

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:01
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Xi who must be obeyed Fly Title:  Curbing climate change Rubric:  Our guide to the actions that have done the most to slow global warming Main image:  20140920_FBD001_1.jpg ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate change. It is the first time the subject has brought so many leaders together since the ill-fated Copenhagen summit of 2009. Now, as then, they will assert that reining in global warming is a political priority. Some may commit their governments to policies aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. What few will say is how many tonnes of carbon dioxide these will save—because they almost never do. According to scientists, cutting carbon-dioxide emissions is an essential part of reducing catastrophic risks from climate change. Yet governments are persistently averse to providing estimates of how much carbon a policy saves. That may be because, in countries where climate change ...