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Post-Sandy, Dems push for climate change action

Post-Sandy, Dems push for climate change action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
After the storm, lawmakers assess the damage and push for reforms to prevent repeats in the future -- including tougher climate change laws...
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Global CO2 Levels Hit New Record

Global CO2 Levels Hit New Record | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
GENEVA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Tuesday.
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Another Reason to Hate Global Warming: Lousy Coffee

Another Reason to Hate Global Warming: Lousy Coffee | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study shows that climate change may wipe out most wild Arabica coffee by 2080...
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Superstorm Sandy’s climate change connection

Superstorm Sandy’s climate change connection | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Frankenstorm Sandy is a freak of our decidedly human-damaged nature. Scientists mostly agree that climate change had a hand in crafting it. But how, exactly?
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Is business our last great hope on climate change?

Is business our last great hope on climate change? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Can companies help change public perception on climate change enough to create a political shift? It may be our only chance.
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Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore?

Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The climate we depend on for survival is changing rapidly. So why aren't we more worried?
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Climate change challenges power plant operations

Climate change challenges power plant operations | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Lake Mead and Hoover Dam show how energy production suffers from the impact of climate change.
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7 National Seashores Threatened By Climate Change

7 National Seashores Threatened By Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
All seven national seashores see a high volume of tourists and vacationers, but this thriving industry would suffer greatly if scientist predictions of sea level rise are fulfilled.
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Scientists Say Entire Jersey Shore Could Be Underwater in 40 Years | Inhabitat New York City

Scientists Say Entire Jersey Shore Could Be Underwater in 40 Years | Inhabitat New York City | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Studies are showing that the entire stretch of east coast beach including the Jersey Shore is slowly sinking under rising water levels due to climate change.
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Only 2% of Canadians Now Deny Climate Change

Only 2% of Canadians Now Deny Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canucks seem to have a sharper grasp of climate science than their southern neighbors.
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Recent Extreme Heatwaves Were Caused by Climate Change - Even Moderate Heat Has Doubled

Recent Extreme Heatwaves Were Caused by Climate Change - Even Moderate Heat Has Doubled | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European heatwave of 2003, the Russian heatwave of 2010, last year's record-breaking drought and heat in Texas? All climate change.
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Climate Change Denier's Own Study Changes His Mind

Climate Change Denier's Own Study Changes His Mind | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Professor Richard Muller, one of the nation’s foremost climate change deniers, has finally changed his views on global warming thanks to a new study… his own.
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We’re All Climate-Change Idiots

We’re All Climate-Change Idiots | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The mental habits that help us navigate the practical demands of day-to-day life make it difficult to engage with the more remote dangers posed by climate change.
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Climate Change Strains Nation's Transportation Lifelines

Climate Change Strains Nation's Transportation Lifelines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country.
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World Bank Head: Climate Change 'One Of The Single Biggest Challenges'

World Bank Head: Climate Change 'One Of The Single Biggest Challenges' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
* Poorest regions hit hardest * World Bank focuses on climate change under new chief * Must balance climate change with energy needs of poor By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters)...
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Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries

Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How to save tens of billions of dollars, create a catalyst for the renewable energy industry, improve utility profitability, strengthen security and slow global climate change.
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Climate Change Shifting US Plant Zones, Will Shift Pacific Ecosystems Hundreds of Miles

Climate Change Shifting US Plant Zones, Will Shift Pacific Ecosystems Hundreds of Miles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In the past 20 years, 20% of places in the US have shifted one zone in the USDA plant hardiness map, with one-third shifting half a zone.
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Eight out of 10 companies concerned about climate change

Eight out of 10 companies concerned about climate change, Environment.
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Climate Change Will Starve the Poor Even More Than Previously Thought

Climate Change Will Starve the Poor Even More Than Previously Thought | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new report says that we're underestimating the impact of climate change on the world's poor—food shocks will likely hit harder than previously projected, Oxfam says.
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Weathermen and Climate Change No Longer at Odds

Weathermen and Climate Change No Longer at Odds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) finally released an official position statement on climate change: it is occurring and it is human-caused.
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Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes

Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A study highlights a new effect of climate change: as the climate warms, butterfly species are moving farther north, away from their traditional habitats.
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Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony

Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Much of the states bearing the brunt of the global warming-induced droughts are deep red states such as Texas and Oklahoma.
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Top 10 Things Climate Change Is Making Worse Right Now

Top 10 Things Climate Change Is Making Worse Right Now | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here are 10 impacts we’re seeing right now that climate change is very likely worsening, in some cases playing a major role.
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Humans Cause 70 Percent of Loss of Arctic Sea Ice (Video)

Humans Cause 70 Percent of Loss of Arctic Sea Ice (Video) | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At least 70 percent of radical decline in sea ice around the Arctic is caused by human-induced climate change.
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