By Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio: A new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years. The report analyzed precipitation data from more than 200 weather stations in eight Midwestern states. It [...]
By Jason Samenow via the Washington Post’s “Capital Weather Gang” blog. For the complete post click here. May 2011 to April 12 ranked as the warmest 12-month stretch over the U.S. since records began in 1895 (NOAA NCDC) As far back as records go (1895), never has the U.S. strung together 12 straight months warmer [...]
The 17th-annual UN climate conference begins this week. What can we expect? By Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones What a difference two years makes. Heading into the 15th Conference of the Parties, the annual United Nations confab on climate change, hopes were high in Copenhagen, Denmark, that world leaders would hash out a new international [...]
Climate Secret: NSF Quietly Closes Out Inspector General Investigation with Complete Vindication of Michael Mann
From Climate Progress: Countless investigations — 3 in the U.K., 2 by Penn State, the EPA, the NOAA IG — have all unanimously found the allegations against climate scientists and their research conclusions based on the hacked “ClimateGate” emails to be wholly unsubstantiated. Political candidates backed by the fossil fuel industry, of course, continue to [...]
Letter from IPL and many other national environmental organizations urging the Senate to protect EPA’s ability to protect us using the Clean Air Act.
Climate change will have the greatest impact on people least responsible for causing it, new research shows.
Nearly every member of the Kansas House is convinced air-quality regulators at the federal Environmental Protection Agency are spewing toxic rules. http://cjonline.com/news/state/2011-02-26/house-seeks-choke-epa-regs
The Environmental Protection Agency’s top scientist says today’s environmental problems require a “seismic shift” in the way EPA works.
The public is unfairly paying for the impacts of coal use…Accounting for these ‘hidden costs’ doubles to triples the price of electricity from coal per kWh, making wind, solar, and other renewable very economically competitive. Policymakers need to evaluate current energy options with these types of impacts in mind. Our reliance on fossil fuels is [...]
New research shows that even if all emissions were stopped now, temperatures would remain higher than pre-Industrial Revolution levels because the greenhouse gases already emitted are likely to persist in the atmosphere for thousands of years. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215150845.htm