June 2014 Global Warming Headlines
29 - Arctic Birds Breeding Earlier
Earlier breeding is being noticed in Arctic birds compared to temperate
species, which ties in with the Arctic's climate changing more rapidly
than in temperate regions.
27 - Greenland's Lessons From The Past
When Greenland's ice sheet collapsed around 400,000 years ago, More than 400,000 years ago,
the melt raised global sea levels up to 6 meters - and the climate of 400,000 years ago
was similar to what the Earth may experience by the end of this century.
26 - A Grim Climate Picture For Europe
If average temperatures in the EU increase by 3.5°C by the 2080's, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion;
heat-related deaths may hit 200,000 8000 km2 of forest could burn in southern Europe.
25 - Al Gore Influences Australian Miner/Politician
Al Gore seems to have made quite an impression on Australian mining magnate and
now Member of Parliament Clive Palmer. While Mr. Palmer will
conditionally back the Australian Government's repeal of the country's
carbon tax, his party's senators will not support the abolition of the Climate Change Authority and the Clean Energy Finance
Corporation; nor will it support changes to the Renewable Energy Target.
23 - The Warming U.S.
Some parts of California and Nevada have warmed more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit
in total since 1970. Summer temperatures in the U.S. on average have
risen 2 degrees F overall since that year.
20 - Are Coal's Days Numbered?
While coal is being consumed in increasing levels and with it, emissions
climbing; it may not go on for long. Soon investment in coal infrastructure
"could start to look as dumb as a subprime mortgage in 2007".
19 - China-UK Climate Vow Bad News For Australian PM
Australia's Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is looking increasingly on the
outer with his lacklustre approach to climate change.
18 - Bees Doing It Tough In California
The ongoing drought in California is having a major impact on bees due
to a lack of flowering plants. Some apiarists are resorting to feeding
their bees with artificial nectar and other feed supplements.
17 - Coal Use Highest Since The 70's
While renewable energy is gaining a foothold, coal still rules the
roost. Coal supplied the largest share of energy demand last year since
1970. Developing nations have been pointed to as driving demand, but it
needs to be remembered that developed nations are increasingly
outsourcing manufacturing (and pollution) to these countries.
15 - Abandoned Oil Wells A Significant Source of Methane
Hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania may
account for between four to seven per cent of anthropogenic methane emissions in that
state. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas with many times the Global
Warming Potential (GWP) of carbon dioxide.
14 - NASA's 'Carbon Sniffer' Readies For Launch
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite will be launched next month. Its mission will be to measure global concentrations of carbon dioxide. OCO-2 will take hundreds of thousands of measurements each day.
13 - National Geographic Redraws Arctic Map
Ice loss in the Arctic is such that the 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World
shows multiyear ice being much smaller in area than on previous maps.
12 - Coal Baron Threatens To Sue The EPA
Robert Murray, the founder of Murray Energy, maintains isn't happening , and he's threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for "lying" about the threat. Mr. Murray believes the Earth is cooling.
11 - Americans Prepared To Pay To Fight Climate Change
According to a Bloomberg National Poll 62 percent of Americans say they would pay more for energy if resulted in a carbon emissions reduction. 46 percent of Americans now classify climate change as a major threat.
10 - Australian and Canadian PM - A Conservative Climate Deniers Club
Prime ministers Tony Abbott (Australia) and Stephen Harper (Canada) have
backed each others' weak stance on climate change.
9 - Heat Waves And Riots In India
Heat waves resulting in blackouts have triggered riots in India. In some
areas, electricity substations have been stormed and even set on fire.
8 - Rising Seas Dislodging The Dead
Rising oceans have resulted in the bodies of WW2 soldiers being washed
from their graves on the Marshall Islands. The waters surrounding the Marshall Islands are experiencing a rise of around half an inch a
6 - Australia Boosts Emissions Reduction Target To 18%
The reasonably new Australian government is no friend to the
environment, nor the battle against climate change - so imagine their
surprise when the nation's emission reduction target clicked over from
5% to 18% on their watch (and it seems without them realising it).
5 - Chicken Feathers + Carbon Dioxide = Fertilizer
It seems heating chicken feathers - a major waste product of the poultry
industry - with carbon dioxide creates ammonium bicarbonate and ammonia;
both useful fertilizers. As a bonus, carbon micro-spheres are also
created, which can be used as a water resistant coating.
4 - Amazon Showing Signs Of Increased CO2 Impact
Trees in intact portions of the Amazon rainforest that have been
monitored for 35 years are growing faster - but dying quicker and vines
2 - EPA To Set 30% Carbon Reduction Target
The US Environmental Protection Agency will set a target of greenhouse
emissions reductions of 30 percent by 2030 for the USA's power
1 - Dengue Fever Skyrockets In Latin America
Cases of dengue fever have multiplied by nearly five times in the last decade in Latin America. The prevalence of the mosquito-borne virus is in part due to climate change.
1 - Fossil Fuel Directors Put On Notice
Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund and the Center for International Environmental Law have warned directors of companies in the fossil fuel sector they may be held personally
accountable for misleading the public about climate change.
1 - Australians Unknowingly Investing In Coal And Gas
A report produced by The Australia Institute raises awareness among Australians that their investments may be involved with financing coal and gas projects without their knowledge
1 - Paris Mayor Calls For Climate Change Action
Speaking at a sustainable urbanization conference at the UN headquarters in New York.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has said the the world's major cities need to unite in the
battle against climate change.
1 - Climate Change A 'Creeping Security Crisis'
US President Barack Obama referred to climate change as a 'a creeping national security crisis'
in a speech to cadets at the West Point military academy.