Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

An Earth System Model Envisions High Future Global Temperatures | Henry Auer

Mar 18th, 2013 | By

Prinn, Sokolov and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group have developed an Integrated Global System Model for future climate development. The model constructs computational modules that describe interactions between the physical world, and human economic and social activity, in order to project future climate conditions using probabilistic methods. Five scenarios are devised, ranging from

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Support grows for bills addressing rising sea level, storm surges

Mar 15th, 2013 | By

Sea level in Long Island Sound is expected to rise 1½ feet by 2050, according to testimony from Leah Schmalz, Save the Sound’s director of legislative and legal affairs.

New Haven Register editorial: Avoid politics in confronting reality of climate change

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

The science is clear: Climate change is occurring in conjunction with man-made increases in carbon emissions. Rising oceans, vicious storms, heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding are all affected.

Northeast Faces Stark Choice on Climate Pollution |

Jan 25th, 2013 | By

Cap-and-trade programs are designed to lower emissions gradually by reducing the cap and the allowances that are available. Polluters get flexibility in cutting emissions by being able to trade allowances among themselves. The idea is to achieve the reductions at the lowest cost through market forces rather than through direct regulation. But of the four

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President Obama Proposes Expanded Growth of Sustainable Energy

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

In his second inaugural address U. S. President Barack Obama highlighted the need for developing sustainable energy sources. He noted the damages inflicted by recent extreme weather and climate events. He then set forth the objective of expanding the role of sustainable energy in the American economy, expressing the intent to make the U. S.

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Environmentalists hail Obama climate change focus

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By

Environmental groups hailed President Barack Obama’s warning Monday about climate change, but said the president’s words will soon be tested as he decides whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Obama pledged in his inaugural speech to respond to what he called the threat of climate change, saying,

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Storm Surges and Sea Level Rise | Global Warming Blog by Henry Auer

Dec 16th, 2012 | By

Hurricane Sandy inflicted heavy damage on the northeastern U. S. states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on October 29, 2012. Much of the damage arose from the storm surge of unprecedented intensity that accompanied the storm. This post summarizes several recent scientific articles characterizing melting of polar ice, historical sea level rise over

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Ski industry joins global-warming battle

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

The lack of natural snow is so familiar that a group of winter sports enthusiasts has joined forces with a major environmental group and is pushing the ski industry to play a greater role in fighting global warming. Rick Karlin of the Stamford Advocate reports.

Climate Justice Advocates Slam Doha’s Emerging ‘Sham of a Deal’

Dec 8th, 2012 | By

‘Sluggish’ climate talks missing essential ingredient—Urgency—as COP18 climate summit in Doha nears end Jon Queally, Common Dreams staff writer With terms like “sluggish” “tough-going” and “extremely sour” used to describe the tone and progress of the UN climate talks in Doha on Friday, the hope for an agreement that could actually meet the ever-escalating challenges

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Conference subjects on ‘Global Climate Policy without the United States’ should be pursued: Auer

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

After an opening talk detailing the worsening state of global warming already under way, several speakers dealt with frameworks and strategies that could bypass the stalemated international deliberations on global warming.

Pioneering study shows evidence of loss and damage

Nov 27th, 2012 | By

Doha, 27 November 2012. For the world’s most vulnerable communities, loss and damage related to climate change is a reality today. A new study draws evidence of loss and damage from five case studies conducted in Bangladesh, Bhutan, The Gambia, Kenya and Micronesia. The findings provide empirical insights into the limits of adaptation and the

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Graphs show warming Long Island Sound temperatures

Nov 26th, 2012 | By

Near surface water temperature has been measured regularly for the last 30 years in Niantic Bay by the Millstone Environmental Lab. Each year, temperatures are reported as seasonal averages. This data set represents the longest continuous record of water temperatures in Long Island Sound. Click for more from the Long Island Sound Study.

Fossil Fuels and Global Warming: An 11-minute instructional video from global warming expert and EH contributor Henry Auer

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

Click on this environmental headline to watch this informative, instructional, educational and important video. Also, visit Environmental Headlines for “Fracking: The Untold Story,” a must-watch video about the benefits and pitfalls of fracking.

Obama wants ‘conversation’ on climate change

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration has not done enough to combat global warming but said he hopes to begin his second term by opening a national “conversation” on climate change. For more on this story, visit: Obama wants ‘conversation’ on climate change – Connecticut Post.

Climate advocate recommends a tailored message at Yale event

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

The first rule of addressing climate change, Dorothy Barnett says, is you don’t talk about climate change. Instead, you just talk about jobs. Or efficiency. Or religion. That was the message from the heartland, as Barnett, executive director of the Climate & Energy Project in Kansas, spoke at an event organized by the Yale Center

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Al Gore: Dirty Energy Makes Dirty Weather

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

  Dirty Energy has created a world of dirty weather — this is the message former U.S. vice-president Al Gore will deliver to the world on the 14th of November 2012 as part of his Climate Reality Project dubbed 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, highlighting the implications of fossil fuels on our

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Groups review Conn.’s environmental storm damage

Nov 13th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has begun collecting information on damage to the shoreline and marine life. One concern is possible damage to shellfish beds caused by the storm surge and the sewage discharges, which led to a ban on shellfishing in many areas near the shoreline. For more on this story,

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Climate change is forever

Nov 8th, 2012 | By

Elected officials who are deniers fall into the first two groups. That a majority of them are Republicans should not surprise. Democrats, on the other hand, have little to crow about. The national election came and went with virtually no mention of global warming. Only New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama powered

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Climate Change & Historic Superstorm Sandy: 70+ Dead, Streets Submerged, Millions Without Power

Oct 31st, 2012 | By

Superstorm Sandy has pounded the East Coast, bringing massive flooding and damage that’s left at least 16 people dead in the United States, killed more than 60 in the Carribean, and left more than seven million without power from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Parts of New York City were submerged under water as high as

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Climate Change and the NYC Metro Area Transit System

Oct 31st, 2012 | By

  In the New York City metro area, the worst of Hurricane Sandy seems to have passed, and the long work of recovery has begun. At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at length about the two biggest challenges facing the city, and they are also the main challenges of

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