Global Warming

October 23, 2009, 9am PDT
Global warming is a problem, says climate scientist Jonathan Foley, but it's not the only one. The other major problem facing the global environment is a pattern of land use for agriculture that is grossly unsustainable.
Yale Environment 360
Blog post
October 13, 2009, 10am PDT

Some of my acquaintances believe that climate change may end human life (or at least civilization) and that the only way to save humanity is to massively reduce economic growth and consumption. Other acquaintances believe that climate change is, if not an outright hoax, a minor problem- and that even the slightest attempt to regulate emission-creating industries will itself destroy American civilization.

Michael Lewyn
September 3, 2009, 2pm PDT
Policies that encourage density as a way to reduce carbon emissions won't be able to play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions in time to counteract global warming, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.
Technology Review
September 2, 2009, 10am PDT
A new study from the Asian Development Bank predicts that 20 years from now, Asian cities will be responsible for more than half of the world's greenhouse gases.
Common Current
September 2, 2009, 8am PDT
A new study from the UK Royal Society has determined that geo-engineering techniques are technically feasible approaches to address high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the resulting global warming.
BBC
August 20, 2009, 5am PDT
A new report estimates that desertification will expand up to 34% during the next century, enveloping an area the size of the United States.
Discovery
June 21, 2009, 9am PDT
A new book by four public health researchers shows that global warming and obesity have the same causes- we drive too much, and carbon-intensive foods have become our daily bread.
Grist
June 2, 2009, 1pm PDT
Energy Secretary Steven Chu is the latest to get behind the idea that painting roofs and buildings white can help counter global warming.
The Times Online
May 29, 2009, 9am PDT
Columnist Stephen Cunningham of the BBC believes that technology like smart meters in homes will provide the necessary reduction in CO2 to reduce global warming.
BBC News
April 23, 2009, 6am PDT
Scientists are taking seriously proposals to artificially and massively change the Earth's ecosystems -- to "geoengineer" the planet -- to put the brakes on climate change.
Macleans
April 19, 2009, 7am PDT
A disturbing new report on sea-level rise projections for California warns that the state must start planning now for the anticipated flooding of its coastline, which could wipe out over $100 billion worth of built infrastructure.
AlterNet
April 10, 2009, 9am PDT
With years of drought, recent deadly fires, outbreaks of pests and a multitude of other problems, Australia is becoming the poster child for what effects global climate change will have.
Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Obama administration is entertaining proposals for using 'geoengineering' to fight global warming, including shooting pollution into the upper atmosphere to reflect back the warming rays.
The Wall St. Journal
March 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
A region known more for carbon emissions strives to create a carbon-neutral city powered by renewable energy and designed to reduce overall energy demand.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 21, 2009, 5am PDT
A new British documentary looks back from the year 2055 to show how humanity gradually destroyed the planet.
AlterNet
February 18, 2009, 7am PST
NASA's James Hansen takes his global warming message to England, telling them in no uncertain terms that they must stop their reliance on coal-derived electricity. He dismisses 'clean coal' and even 'carbon caps' if coal plants continue to operate.
The Observer
February 9, 2009, 12pm PST
No drastic changes will occur in American suburbs over the next quarter century, Columbia University professor contends.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy--Rutgers
January 29, 2009, 10am PST
Global warming has slipped precipitously in the public's mind as a top concern, as the nation's recession took the number one slot in a Pew Research Center telephone poll. In fact, it ranked last in a list of 20 issues, yet 'energy' was #6.
The New York Times
January 28, 2009, 2pm PST
Fighting global warming could be as simple as a paint job -- a global, sun-reflecting, white-wash paint job, according to scientist Hashem Akbari.
Guardian
January 16, 2009, 8am PST
Alex Steffen of WorldChanging looks at the Obama administration's moves towards funding more highways, the appointment of Ray LaHood, and argues that we can do much better.
WorldChanging