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Berkeley gas pumps to soon feature global warming warning stickers

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:25:05 -0800
Brooks Hays BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Berkeley is set to become the first place in the United States to feature global warming warning stickers on local gas pumps.

Global Warming Stopped Naturally +16 Years Ago Left out of IPCC Report say Friends of Science

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:42:38 -0800
Friends of Science Society has launched its digital billboard campaign across Canada to remind people that “The Sun is the main driver of climate change, not you or CO2” and that “Global Warming stopped naturally +16 years ago.” Friends of Science question why the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis report avoids addressing the so-called pause and the drop in solar ...

UK climate change spending defended

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:14:13 -0800
Ministers defend plans to spend more than £600m on climate change in poor countries - as some MPs argue the cash would be better spent at home.

How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:01:24 -0800
It's too late to prevent all the effects of global warming so cities and other areas will have to be resilient -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Current pledges not enough to stop global warming: UN report

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:31:45 -0800
Pollution is still rising despite world pledges to cut carbon emissions, and more action is needed to rein in climate change in the coming years, a UN report said Wednesday. The Emissions Gap report is the fifth yearly analysis that examines how countries are doing and lays out the path toward keeping the average rise in global temperature below 2° Celsius over the next century. The report by ...

Environment Newsbits for November 20, 2014

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:08:42 -0800
CLIMATE CHANGE CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK CONFABSIn observance of the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) spearheads three confabs to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center next week: The Greeneration Summit, which will empower 1,000 youth leaders to undertake climate change adaptation and mitigation in their respective schools and ...

U.S. voters view climate change at 'hyperlocal' level: Dem donor

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:12:16 -0800
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate change resonates with voters more on a local than a national level, billionaire hedge fund trader turned Democratic fundraiser Tom Steyer said Wednesday, reflecting on the 2014 mid-term elections. Steyer made a splash ahead of this month's elections, spending over $70 million to back candidates who took strong positions on climate change policy ...

Climate change will slow China's progress in reducing infectioius diseases

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:19 -0800
( Emory Health Sciences ) A new study found that by 2030, changes to the global climate could delay China's progress reducing diarrheal and vector-borne diseases by up to seven years.

White House offers climate change help to U.S. cities

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:01:15 -0800
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After announcing two major global initiatives on climate change last week, the Obama administration pivoted on Monday to American towns and cities to help them adapt to the impacts of global warming. The move came after a task force of U.S. governors, mayors and tribal leaders sent Vice President Joe Biden and senior White House officials ...

Two California cities weigh putting climate-change warning on gas pumps

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:20:35 -0800
By Shelby Sebens (Reuters) - Officials in San Francisco and Berkeley are considering what they say would be a first-in-the-nation move to require warnings about climate change to be placed at gas pumps at filling stations in the two California cities. In famously liberal Berkeley, the City Council voted on Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would require labels warning consumers that burning ...

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