Pipe: Climate and Health

Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
Hot summers are becoming more frequent, an ominous sign for the polar desert ecosystems that rely on stable ground ice.

Forecasts: Hopes and Fears About Climate Change

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
Answers from two dozen scientists, authors, and world and national figures.

Shining Star Power on a Crucial Subject

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
“Years of Living Dangerously,” an Emmy-winning documentary series about climate change that ran on Showtime this summer, is now available on streaming services and on DVD.

For Polar Bears, a Climate Change Twist

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
In a situation similar to many around the world, global warming gave polar bears less time to hunt seals, leading to a harmful chain reaction.

A Future as Clouded as Their Past

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
When the Anasazi abandoned their cities on the Colorado Plateau, it had something to do with climate, but drawing lessons from their opaque past may be as difficult as predicting our clouded future.

Global Warming Concerns Grow

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
More than half of Americans said global warming was caused by human behavior, the highest level ever recorded by The New York Times/CBS News poll.

Three Divergent Visions of Our Future Under Climate Change

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
Three books — one optimistic, one cataclysmic and one polemic — discuss what climate change might bring.

Portland Will Still Be Cool, but Anchorage May Be the Place to Be

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change say that they see few safe havens from future storms, floods and droughts. But some regions, will fare much better than others.

Climate Change Protesters Plan Sit-In on Wall Street

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
The event, called Flood Wall Street, was planned over months as a more rebellious corollary to the large-scale march on Sunday.

Under Theat, Flight May Be Best Response for Trees

Tue, 2014-09-23 00:00
A refuge won’t save the threatened whitebark pine from climate change, so scientists are pondering a radical idea: moving the trees to where they will be more comfortable.

The Economist explains: Why climate change is back on the agenda

Mon, 2014-09-22 19:50
ON SEPTEMBER 21st Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, joined thousands of people on a march through the streets of New York to demand more action on climate change. Organisers of the march claimed that there were related events in 161 countries. The targets of these global admonitions were more than 100 heads of state and government who will attend a UN summit Mr Ban has convened on September 23rd. The march and the summit come after several years in which climate change has slipped down the international agenda. Why the burst of interest?Since 2009, when the states that are party to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) spectacularly failed to forge the grand deal that some had hoped for at a summit in Copenhagen, the appetite for climate discussions at the highest levels has been scant. This can be put down in part to an unwillingness to repeat the unhappiness of Copenhagen and in part to what sociologists refer to as the “finite pool of worry”­: both politicians and voters have had other things on their minds, from the Arab spring to the euro crisis. The fact that the climate has not been getting noticeably worse over the period probably hasn’t helped.The main reason for the renewed interest is that, six years on from Copenhagen, the UNFCCC is planning to try again to agree a grand bargain when its members meet in Paris towards the end of next ...

Humanity's Long Climate and Energy March

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:46
The giant climate march in Manhattan was just one facet of humanity’s long climate and energy march.

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.