Climate Change http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19600/all en 97 percent, 49 billion, and 3 other convincing climate change numbers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140415/climate-change-the-numbers <p>LIMA &mdash; United Nations climate experts are warning that time is rapidly running out to avert global catastrophe. GlobalPost takes a look at some key climate change statistics from their new report and other studies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140415/climate-change-the-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Want to Know Politics Global Economy Science Health Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 6122188 at http://www.globalpost.com Can Hollywood and a handful of journalists save the planet from climate change? Let's hope so http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140407/years-living-dangerously-can-hollywood-and-journalism-save-the-planet-c <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">BOSTON &mdash; On April 13, Showtime will debut Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary film about climate change.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">It&#39;s packed with the kind of Hollywood names that grab the attention of big audiences: James Cameron. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Matt Damon. Don Cheadle. Harrison Ford.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">The film also features brand name journalists who grab attention, too: Thomas Friedman. Lesley Stahl. Chris Hayes. David Gelber.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140407/years-living-dangerously-can-hollywood-and-journalism-save-the-planet-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Climate Change Need to Know Americas Business Entertainment Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Science Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 6115303 at http://www.globalpost.com Dirty deeds: The world's biggest polluters by country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140113/dirty-deeds-the-worlds-biggest-polluters-co2-emissions-country US carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in 2013 following years of decline.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140113/dirty-deeds-the-worlds-biggest-polluters-co2-emissions-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Need to Know Green Science Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6042161 at http://www.globalpost.com It's cold out. Here's what climate change skeptics have to say about that. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140107/its-cold-out-heres-what-climate-change-skeptics-have-say-about-polar-vortex-and-ice-ship <p>In most of the United States, it&#39;s really cold. Really, really, really cold, thanks to something called the &quot;polar vortex.&quot;</p> <p>That&#39;s not the only chilly news. You might have been following the icy saga of the Akademik Shokalskiy, a ship carrying scientists, journalists, and tourists that got stuck in Antarctic ice on Christmas eve. It&#39;s finally been freed by a Chinese icebreaker called the Snow Dragon.&nbsp;</p> <p>What gives with all this ice in the Antarctic? What&#39;s with all this cold outside my house? I thought the world was supposed to be warming!!!</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140107/its-cold-out-heres-what-climate-change-skeptics-have-say-about-polar-vortex-and-ice-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Green Want to Know Science Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6037282 at http://www.globalpost.com More coal must stay in the ground to stop climate change, says UN climate chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/green/131118/more-coal-must-remain-the-ground-stop-climate-change-says-un-clim Coal may be the dirtiest source of energy known to humanity, but it's still the most commonly used energy source in the world and continues to grow in popularity — a reality UN climate chief Christiana Figueres spoke out against at the World Coal Summit in Warsaw on Monday. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/green/131118/more-coal-must-remain-the-ground-stop-climate-change-says-un-clim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change coal Global Warming Green Want to Know Science Tue, 19 Nov 2013 03:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5993031 at http://www.globalpost.com Cutting soot, methane does less to counter global warming than we thought: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/130813/cutting-soot-and-methane-less-useful-believed-global-war "If we want to stabilize the climate system, we need to focus on greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane. Concentrating on soot and methane alone is not likely to offer much of a shortcut." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/130813/cutting-soot-and-methane-less-useful-believed-global-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Need to Know Science Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:18:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5908609 at http://www.globalpost.com Climate change’s nasty new natural disaster: ‘Himalayan tsunamis’ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130725/climate-change-s-nasty-new-natural-disaster-himalaya <p>NEW DELHI &mdash; <span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">This summer&rsquo;s devastating &ldquo;Himalayan tsunami&rdquo; is a grim omen for the future of the millions of people living downstream from the majestic mountain range.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130725/climate-change-s-nasty-new-natural-disaster-himalaya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Green Want to Know India Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:32:41 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5893570 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's hydro dams could make its greenhouse gas emissions soar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/130628/brazil-amazon-dams-emissions-climate-change <p>RIO DE JANEIRO &mdash; Officials here frequently claim that the huge hydroelectric dams that increasingly dot the Brazilian Amazon are a source of &ldquo;clean energy.&rdquo; Yet, according to independent scientists, the dams may be causing Brazil&rsquo;s carbon footprint, already among the world&#39;s largest, to expand significantly, dumping hundreds of millions of additional tons of the gases blamed for climate change into the atmosphere.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/130628/brazil-amazon-dams-emissions-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Green Want to Know Brazil Politics Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:06:17 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5870615 at http://www.globalpost.com Timeline: President Obama's record on climate change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/130625/obama-climate-change-record-environmental-legacy-timeline-policies <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">President Obama announced his new climate change initiative Tuesday at Georgetown University, the first step in what the White House hopes will be a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase output of green energy technology. But his administration&#39;s climate change record leaves much to be desired.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/130625/obama-climate-change-record-environmental-legacy-timeline-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Want to Know Science Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:25:12 +0000 Gordon Earle 5867423 at http://www.globalpost.com Nuclear power in developing countries? Let’s talk about it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/nuclear-power-developing-countries-discussion With annual negotiations on a global climate change in Doha, Qatar just completed, it is clear that the world is failing to meet the challenge to reduce carbon emissions. As countries squabble about low-carbon investment funds, historical responsibility, and “climate compensation,” one proven low-carbon technology is being left out of the discussion: nuclear power.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/nuclear-power-developing-countries-discussion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Energy Commentary Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:56:36 +0000 John P. Banks and Kevin Massy 5729101 at http://www.globalpost.com Doha climate talks produce more hot air http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/energy/121207/doha-climate-change-talks-un <p style="line-height: 20px;">DOHA &mdash; The latest round of UN climate change talks will probably be remembered as the final resting place of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, done in by financial woes a lack of engagement by the United States. As negotiators grappled with developing a new framework to go into effect by 2020, the talks wound down with no agreement on the key issues of financing and carbon permits, amid an atmosphere of disappointment and acrimony.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/energy/121207/doha-climate-change-talks-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Energy Middle East United States Sat, 08 Dec 2012 12:00:06 +0000 Eric J. Lyman 5728389 at http://www.globalpost.com COP18: UN climate change talks open in Qatar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/121126/cop18-un-climate-change-talks-open-doha-qatar The 18th United Nations climate change conference opened today in the Qatari capital, Doha.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/121126/cop18-un-climate-change-talks-open-doha-qatar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming Qatar United Nations Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5727146 at http://www.globalpost.com The reality of climate change can no longer be ignored http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/climate-change-global-warming-hurricane-military-generals US Generals explain why it is a global problem requiring global solutions.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/climate-change-global-warming-hurricane-military-generals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Commentary Global Warming Americas Military War Commentary Science United States GlobalPost Blogs Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:51:17 +0000 Lieutenant General Daniel Christman, USA (Ret.), Brigadier General Steve Anderson, USA (Ret.) and Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret.) 5725461 at http://www.globalpost.com Here's the mountain of evidence linking climate change to bigger storms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/121030/hurricane-sandy-climate-change-global-warming <p>Beyond Hurricane Sandy, researchers warn of extreme weather in next decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/121030/hurricane-sandy-climate-change-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Global Warming hurricane sandy Americas Political Risk Science United States Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:21:20 +0000 Jennifer Welsh, Business Insider 5724457 at http://www.globalpost.com Worst drought since 1956 hits US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120716/worst-drought-1956-hits-us US is suffering its widest drought since 1956, according to NOAA.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120716/worst-drought-1956-hits-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Dust Bowl 2.0? Science Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:47:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5712114 at http://www.globalpost.com