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Report: Global Warming Threatens Rich Fall Colors

New Englands iconic autumn foliage, spectacular in its color, may one day fade permanently rather than just annually.

Stan Freeman (MassLive.com | 12 Oct 2006)

Global Warming Affecting Temps In Northeast

A new study just released Wednesday on the impact of global warming in the northeast claims its possible. In fact, one day Massachusetts could be more like South Carolina.

Mish Michaels (CBS | 10 Oct 2006)

The Energy Diet

I'VE tried to be responsible. I've thought pro-green thoughts and occasionally even done pro-green things. I've run the dishwasher and washer-dryer only with full loads. I've recycled, as ordered, though like every New Yorker I've ever met, I suspect the system does more good for our feelings than for the environment. I've shaved while showering, although I can't remember anymore whether that's a good or a bad thing.

Andrew Postman (The New York Times | 5 Oct 2006)

Buildings Go for Green

As global warming cuts into the ice cap near the North Pole, Harvards Green Campus Initiative is urging students and staffers to cut energy usage in the North Yard.

Jessica Wen (Harvard University | 4 Oct 2006)

The Century Of Drought

Drought threatening the lives of millions will spread across half the land surface of the Earth in the coming century because of global warming, according to new predictions from Britains leading climate scientists.

Michael McCarthy (The Independent | 4 Oct 2006)

Religions Unite Over Global Warming

Faith leaders across the country have joined together to mobilize a religious response to global warming. During the first week of October, in churches, mosques, synagogues and halls of worship across the nation, congregations are participating in an unprecedented inter-religious screening and discussion of educational films about global warming, featuring Paramounts An Inconvenient Truth, HBOs Too Hot Not to Handle and the independent documentary Lighten Up.

PRNewswire (PRNewswire | 3 Oct 2006)

Journal: Agency Blocked Hurricane Report

A government agency blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday.

Randolph E. Schmid (Associated Press | 29 Sep 2006)

Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Bill

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping global warming initiative that imposes the nations first cap on greenhouse gas emissions, saying the effort kicks off a bold new era of environmental protection.

Samatha Young (Associated Press | 28 Sep 2006)

This Halloween, Think Green

Consumers are expected to spend $3.12 billion on candy, costumes and other Halloween goodies this year, according to a survey conducted by BIGresearch for the National Retail Federation. That's a big pile of candy corn. It's also a lot of crumpled candy wrappers, paper party props and plastic political masks in the trash the very next day. So this Halloween, why not think green?

Teri Goldberg (MSNBC | 28 Sep 2006)

Royal Society tells Exxon: Stop Funding Climate Change Denial

Britains leading scientists have challenged the US oil company ExxonMobil to stop funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change.

David Adam (the Guardian | 21 Sep 2006)

California Sues Automakers for Global Warming Costs to Taxpayers

Today California's Attorney General filed a suit against the six top American and Japanese auto manufacturers, saying pollution from their vehicles has contributed to global warming, and cost state taxpayers millions of dollars to address current and future impacts.

NRDC (NRDC | 21 Sep 2006)

Mayors Find Evidence of Global Warming in Alaska

Vanta Shafer says it used to be a shorter walk to see Exit Glacier 14 years ago when she was a mother entertaining her children and not the mayor of nearby Seward. Since then, the glacier has retreated hundreds of feet, almost too far to walk to, Shafer said.

Dan Joling (Associated Press | 18 Sep 2006)

Georgia Republican Senator Sees Global Warming's Effects

Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss isnt ready to call himself a global warming alarmist, but a recent trip with Sen. John McCain to Greenland to view melting polar ice has given him a new perspective on the issue.

Ben Evans (Associated Press | 17 Sep 2006)

Polar Bears Drown, Islands Appear in Arctic Thaw

Polar bears are drowning and receding Arctic glaciers have uncovered previously unknown islands in a drastic 2006 summer thaw widely blamed on global warming.

Alister Doyle (Reuters | 16 Sep 2006)

In Gamble, Calif. Tries to Curb Greenhouse Gases

In the Rocky Mountain States and the fast-growing desert Southwest, more than 20 power plants, designed to burn coal that is plentiful and cheap, are on the drawing boards. Much of the power, their owners expected, would be destined for the people of California. But such plants would also be among the country's most potent producers of carbon dioxide, the king of gases linked to global warming. So California has just delivered a new message to these energy suppliers: If you cannot produce power with the lowest possible emissions of these greenhouse gases, we are not interested.

Felicity Barringer (The New York Times | 15 Sep 2006)

New Government Images Show Arctic Sea Ice is Receding

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Snow and Ice Data Center today released new images showing that Arctic sea ice is receding.

NRDC (NRDC | 14 Sep 2006)

Study Links Rising Ocean Temperatures to Emissions

Rising ocean temperatures linked by some studies to tropical storms are very likely a result of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research.

Andrew Revkin (The New York Times | 11 Sep 2006)

Arizona Governor Issues Order to Promote Energy Efficiency

Governor Janet Napolitano today signed Executive Order 2006-13, geared toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), after receiving a report from her Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG) on cleaner air.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 11 Sep 2006)

World's Most Wanted: Climate Change

Human-induced climate change must be treated as an immediate threat to national security and prosperity, says John Ashton, the UKs climate change envoy. He argues that we must secure a stable climate whatever the cost, as failure to do so will cost far more.

John Ashton (BBC | 10 Sep 2006)

'Economist' Makes Amends for Harming Environment

Magazines from Vanity Fair to Flaunt to Wired have all published special green issues designed to raise awareness and bring attention to rising concern over global warming and climate control. But none went as far as The Economist to directly address the impact their own publications have on the environment.

Andrew Hampp (Advertising Age | 8 Sep 2006)

Al Gore Praises Swedish Premier for Environmental Leadership

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Thursday hailed Swedens efforts to break its dependency on oil, in comments that could be a boost to Prime Minister Goran Persson two weeks ahead of elections.

AP (Associated Press | 8 Sep 2006)

"An Inconvenient Truth" Debuts On DVD November 21, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth, The Must-See Film Of The Millennium, Debuts On DVD November 21, 2006 From Paramount Home Entertainment.

StopGlobalWarming.org (StopGlobalWarming.org | 8 Sep 2006)

An Ice-Free Arctic Happening Before Our Eyes

Summer at the North Pole may be gorgeous, but the news from there is devastating again this year. The land of the polar bear -- where in fact there is no land, only frozen sea surface --is melting.

Bill Blakemore and Clayton Sandell (ABC News | 8 Sep 2006)

Top Scientist's Fears for Climate

One of Americas top scientists has said that the world has already entered a state of dangerous climate change.

Roger Harrabin (BBC | 5 Sep 2006)

It Never Rains, But it Pours a Lot More

Scotland is suffering four times more long spells of rain than it did 30 years ago, a study has revealed. All of Britain is getting wetter, according to researchers, who say it is further evidence of global warming.

Hayley Fowler (The Daily Record | 5 Sep 2006)

Global Warming Bill Clears California Assembly

Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the California Global Warming Solutions Act, was approved in California's state Assembly today on a vote of 46 to 31 and now awaits the signature of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

NRDC (NRDC | 1 Sep 2006)

California Unveils Anti-Global Warming Plan

California will impose broad caps on its greenhouse-gas emissions under a landmark plan that marks a clear break with the federal government and which backers hope will become a national model.

Samantha Young (Associated Press | 31 Aug 2006)

These Stars Burn Green

In a summer beset by bubbling thermometers and soaring gasoline prices, dozens of rock bands are doing more than just singing about environmental causes. Touring acts such as the Dave Matthews Band, Guster and Pearl Jam are trying to minimize their carbon footprints as they traverse America. Their goal? Encourage concertgoers to adopt a green lifestyle.

Jim Sullivan (Christian Science Monitor | 24 Aug 2006)

Americans Link Hurricane Katrina and Heat Wave to Global Warming

As Americans recover from this summer's heat wave and mark the first anniversary next week of Hurricane Katrina , an overwhelming majority say they are more convinced that global warming is happening than they were two years ago, and they are also connecting intense weather events like hurricane Katrina and heat waves to global warming, according to a new Zogby America telephone poll.

John Zogby (StopGlobalWarming.org | 24 Aug 2006)

The Ocean is Slowly Claiming Malasiga. They Say it's Global Warming.

First, their fathers noticed the palm trees that seemed to be inching toward the waters edge and the fire pit that vanished beneath the tides. Later, researchers came, scribbled measurements and offered a grim diagnosis: The sea is coming.

Evan Osnos (Chicago Tribune | 21 Aug 2006)

A Piece of the Environmental High Ground

At a time when all the talk of gas prices and global warming is pulling more folks onto the green bandwagon, hybrid cars have become a must-have for anyone who wants a piece of the environmental high ground.

Jason Newell (San Bernardino County Sun | 18 Aug 2006)

Ten Ways to Reduce Emissions and Slow Global Warming

With New York City finally ridding itself of the smells that only a nasty heat wave can incubate, and the Bay Area looking at a past heat wave of its own, people are starting to do the math. And what theyre realizing is that, after living for hundreds of years without much of a care for the environment, the planet may be about to retaliate by giving us, and our children, and our childrens children, a future climate that we are wholly unprepared to face.

Candace Murphy (Inside Bay Area | 17 Aug 2006)

Free Buses Provide a Good Excuse to Go Car-Free

Protecting our environment should not be an issue of politics, but of the survival of our species. No matter which side of the spectrum you subscribe to, it does not make sense to continue destroying our habitat and air supply without restraint.

Kim Barto (Asheville Citizen-Times | 17 Aug 2006)

Heat Wave Makes Pat Robertson a Global Warming 'Convert'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Reverend Pat Robertson says he hasnt been a believer in global warming in the past, but this summers record-breaking heat is -- quote -- making a convert out of me.

(Associated Press | 3 Aug 2006)

President Clinton Launches Clinton Climate Initiative

President Clinton today launched the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a Clinton Foundation initiative dedicated to making a difference in the fight against climate change in practical and measurable ways.

Clinton Foundation (StopGlobalWarming.org | 1 Aug 2006)

Colorado Resort to Invest Heavily in Wind Power

Vail Resorts, the big Colorado ski and recreation company, said Tuesday that it would make a huge investment in wind power, buying enough credits to offset all the power needed for its resorts, retail stores and office buildings.

Kirk Johnson (The New York Times | 2 Aug 2006)

Scientists: Get Used to Killer Heat Waves, Blame Global Warming

In Fresno, the morgue is full of victims from a California heat wave. A combination of heat and power outages killed a dozen people in Missouri. And in parts of Europe, temperatures are hotter than in 2003 when a heat wave killed 35,000 people. Get used to it.

Seth Borenstein (Associated Press | 31 Jul 2006)

Heat Causes Pileup of Livestock Carcasses

FRESNO, Calif. - The states record-setting heat wave has killed thousands of dairy cows and other livestock, leaving farmers with piles of carcasses and creating a backup at factories that turn the dead animals into pet food.

OLIVIA MUNOZ (Associated Press | 27 Jul 2006)

Making Money By Feeding Confusion Over Global Warming

Ever wonder why so many people still seem to be confused about global warming? The answer it seems, confusion means profit -- especially if youre in some parts of the energy business.

Clayton Sandell and Bill Blakemore (ABC News | 27 Jul 2006)

Pelosi Co-Sponsors Legislation to Stop Global Warming

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that she is co-sponsoring H.R. 5642, the Safe Climate Act of 2006, introduced by Congressman Henry Waxman of California and more than 30 House Democrats.

(StopGlobalWarming.org | 25 Jul 2006)

Global Warming Endangers National Parks

Global warming is threatening the health of Yellowstone, Yosemite and ten other national parks in the West, according to a report released today by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

NRDC (NRDC | 25 Jul 2006)

Hot New Entry into Global Warming Solutions Debate in Senate

A new global warming bill introduced today by Senator James Jeffords (I-VT) would set bold targets to cut the heat-trapping pollution that causes global warming. The plan would trim emissions based on solid science and is a positive vision for the future of global warming solutions, says the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

NRDC (StopGlobalWarming.org | 20 Jul 2006)

A Primer in Climate Change for Doubters

Today is predicted to be the hottest day ever recorded in the British Isles. Temperatures are forecast to reach 102F (38.8C), passing the record of 101F, recorded in Kent in August 2003. By itself a single hot day is not proof that our climate is changing. The summer of 1911 was extremely hot, long before anyone had ever heard of global warming.

(The Independent | 19 Jul 2006)

Temperature Set to Hit 100 Degrees - and Global Warming is to Blame

Think before you enjoy it. The near-record temperatures expected today are a sign of things to come, and will become commoner and hotter in future years as man-made global warming takes hold, scientists predict.

Michael McCarthy and Steve Connor (The Independent | 19 Jul 2006)

Northeast Floods Stir Global Warming Debate

Images of swamped homes in the U.S. Northeast deepened suspicions over global warming, giving ammunition to scientists and others who say greenhouse gas-spewing cars and factories are fueling extreme weather.

Jason Szep (Reuters | 29 Jun 2006)

Global Warming a Concern for Hunters, Fishermen

An overwhelming percentage of hunters and fishermen say they are concerned about global warming based on personal experience, according to the results of a nationwide survey taken in March and April.

(The Sun News | 14 Jul 2006)

Pearl Jam donates green for environment

Rock group to give to$100,000 to several groups that focus on climate, energy and other environmental causes

Associated Press (Associated Press | 14 Jul 2006)

Cross Country: Hurricane in the Hamptons?

NEW YORK -- Hurricanes bring obvious hazards like wind and water, but one of the obstacles preventing sensible hurricane preparation is a moral hazard. The evidence can be found here on the eastern tip of New York state.

Nicole Gelinas (The Wall Street Journal | 13 Jul 2006)

Climate warming threatens wineries

Washington coast may buck trend WASHINGTON -- Climate warming could spell disaster for much of the multibillion-dollar U.S. wine industry. Areas suitable for growing premium wine grapes could be reduced by 50 percent -- and possibly as much as 81 percent -- by the end of this century, according to a study Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Randolph E. Schmid (Associated Press | 11 Jul 2006)

Wildfire Increase Linked to Climate

Higher temperatures over 34 years -- rather than land-use changes -- have led to more blazes, researchers say. Theyre sure its not a fluke. Rising temperatures throughout the West have stoked an increase in large wildfires over the past 34 years as spring comes earlier, mountain snows melt sooner and forests dry to tinder, scientists reported Thursday.

Robert Lee Hotz (Los Angeles Times | 7 Jul 2006)

Brokaw brings home global warming fight

Newsman says ‘world will be a drastically different place' in documentary. NEW YORK - Tom Brokaw is giving Al Gore some company in the effort to raise awareness of global warming.

Associated Press (MSNBC | 9 Jul 2006)

Climate change puts parks at risk

Natural preserves may lose distinctive features. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. - Global warming is erasing the glaciers from Glacier National Park and the Joshua trees from Joshua Tree National Park, and may turn the Everglades into the Neverglades.

Paul Nussbaum (Philadelphia Inquirer | 2 Jul 2006)

Tropical Ice Cores Show Two Abrupt Global Climate Shifts

Sensitive climate system can change abruptly due to natural or human forces Washington - For the first time, glaciologists have combined and compared sets of ancient climate records trapped in ice cores from the South American Andes and the Asian Himalayas to see how climate has changed - and is still changing - in the tropics.

usinfo.state.gov (StopGlobalWarming.org | 29 Jun 2006)

Scientists OK Gore's Movie for Accuracy

The nations top climate scientists are giving An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gores documentary on global warming, five stars for accuracy.

Seth Borenstein (Associated Press | 27 Jun 2006)

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Slip-Sliding Away

The massive glaciers are deteriorating twice as fast as they were five years ago. If the ice thaws entirely, sea level would rise 21 feet.

Robert Lee Hotz (Los Angeles Times | 25 Jun 2006)

Justices to hear global warming case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed today to take a case that could determine whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency starts regulating greenhouse gases to combat global warming.

Johanna Neuman (Los Angeles Times | 26 Jun 2006)

Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years

Study: Earth likely hottest in 2,000 years Panel: Warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years

- (Associated Press | 22 Jun 2006)

Oilman Calls for More Fuel Efficiency

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of the worlds fifth-largest oil company endorsed tougher fuel economy standards for cars and trucks Sunday, underscoring higher gas prices potential to change the political equation on an issue that has long stalemated the capital.

Ronald Brownstein (Los Angeles Times | 19 Jun 2006)

New Global Warming Bill Sets Prudent Targets for Emissions Cuts

Congressional Movement Reflects Growing Desire for Action, Solutions.

NRDC (NRDC | 20 Jun 2006)

Next Victim of Warming: The Beaches

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — When scientists consider the possible effects of global warming, there is a lot they dont know. But they can say one thing for sure: sea levels will rise.

Cornelia Dean (The New York Times | 21 Jun 2006)

Study: Polar bears may turn to cannibalism

ANCHORAGE — Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food, a new study by American and Canadian scientists has found.

Dan Joling (Associated Press | 13 Jun 2006)

U.S. foot-dragging fuels global warming

By the time we get proof of climate change, it will be too late to reverse course. ON JUNE 12, 1992, President George H.W. Bush, appearing at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, signed the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The convention set the goal of averting dangerous human interference with the climate system. After adding his name to it, the president called on world leaders to join him in translating the words spoken here into concrete action. When he subsequently submitted the treaty to the Senate, it was ratified by unanimous consent.

Elizabeth Kolbert (Los Angeles Times | 12 Jun 2006)

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Erik Daehler loves to travel. But every time he gets on an airplane, he knows his carbon footprint gets bigger. Its had a horrible imprint on my carbon footprint, admits the 30-year-old physicist and aerospace engineer from Southern California.

Clayton Sandell (ABC News | 7 Jun 2006)

NASA shelves climate satellites, Environmental science may suffer

NASA is canceling or delaying a number of satellites designed to give scientists critical information on the earths changing climate and environment.

Beth Daley (The New York Times | 9 Jun 2006)

Hunters and Fishermen Want Action on Global Warming

In what might signal a turning point in environmental sentiment in America, a new poll of hunters and fishermen finds the majority think the country is on the wrong track with its energy policy and should be a leader in combating global warming.

LiveScience.com staff (LiveScience.com | 7 Jun 2006)

BofA to Offer Hybrid Car Rebates

Bank of America Corp. plans to roll out a pilot hybrid vehicle purchase plan for employees today that could eventually make it the nations largest corporate sponsor of the fuel-friendly cars and sport utility vehicles.

By John O'Dell (Los Angeles Times | 7 Jun 2006)

Earth May Hinge on Alert, Furry Creatures Called Everyday People

BRENDAN HANRAHAN has something of the furry, purposeful, knowing quality of a woodland creature. So its no surprise that he seems to know all about the red fox, bobcats and eastern copperheads, the ruffed grouse and pileated woodpecker, and the 500 types of trees and wildflowers that inhabit the 1,756 acres of forest, wetland and ridges that make up the Devils Den wildlife preserve in northern Fairfield County.

Peter Applebome (The New York Times | 4 Jun 2006)

Climate Change: The View From the Patio

SCIENTISTS had some sobering news last week about the potential impact of climate change, and it didnt come from the foot of a shrinking glacier in Alaska or the shores of a tropical resort where the rising ocean is threatening the beachfront bar.

Henry Fountain (The New York Times | 4 Jun 2006)

Strip Politics From Global Warming Issue

One of the tactics most often used by the oil industry and others who oppose controlling global warming pollution is to try to reduce the debate to partisan politics -- to make it into a so-called wedge issue that divides Republicans and Democrats.

S. Curt Kiser (Lakeland, FL Ledger | 4 Jun 2006)

Weather Turns Fishy, to Dismay of Anglers

For 50 years, Charles R. Meck, an author of fly-fishing books, has kept a diary of hatches on his favorite streams and the plants that bloom with them.

Deborah Weisberg (The New York Times | 3 Jun 2006)

Wine Regions Feel the Heat

In another 50 or so years, the world may be a much different place for wine aficionados, courtesy of global warming.

Elizabeth Weise (USA Today | 2 Jun 2006)

Green Gambit: Carbon-trading Programs Help Underwrite Renewable Energy

For consumers feeling overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of global warming but not quite up to biking to work or buying a new car with better gas mileage, there is an easier alternative — carbon offsets.

Elizabeth Weise (USA Today | 1 Jun 2006)

Global warming Will Have Dire Effects

Thanks in part to Al Gores new movie, more and more people know that heat-trapping pollution is warming the planet. Last year tied 1998 as the hottest year on record — followed closely by 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Frances Beinecke (New York Daily News | 1 Jun 2006)

Corporate America Warms to Fight Against Global Warming

WASHINGTON — Corporate leaders dont normally invite the federal government to raise their taxes. But thats exactly what Paul Anderson is doing.

David J. Lynch (USA Today | 1 Jun 2006)

Sports Facilties Can Be Earth Friendly

What can the sports world do to lessen effects of global warming? Making NASCAR fans take a bus to the superspeedway on Sundays is not going to make much of a dent. But sports greatest contribution might be in setting an example for other segments of the economy.

Sal Ruibal and Jodi Upton (USA Today | 31 May 2006)

2 Studies Link Global Warming to Greater Power of Hurricanes

Climate researchers at Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology separately reported new evidence yesterday supporting the idea that global warming is causing stronger hurricanes.

John Schwartz (The New York Times | 31 May 2006)

Alaska the 'poster state' for climate concerns

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — To the untrained eye, Bonanza Creek forest is breathtaking, a vibrant place alive with butterflies and birds, with evidence of moose and bear at every turn. But look through forest ecologist Glenn Judays eyes, and you see a dying landscape.

Elizabeth Weise (USA Today | 30 May 2006)

The Greener Guys

When Timberland, the outdoor clothing company, studied ways to reduce its carbon emissions four years ago, it weighed several options: building a wind farm in the Dominican Republic, buying power generated by renewable resources and setting up a vast bank of solar panels at one of its distribution centers in Ontario, Calif.

Jad Mouawad (The New York Times | 30 May 2006)

Study: global warming boosts poison ivy

Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy. The noxious vine grows faster and bigger as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise, researchers report Monday.

Associated Press (Huffington Post | 29 May 2006)

Bear Hunting Caught in Global Warming Debate

As its icy environs shrink, the polar bear has become the new poster face of Arctic vulnerability.

Clifford Krauss (The New York Times | 27 May 2006)

Swift Boating the Planet

Al Gore and others who hope to turn global warming into a real political issue are going to have to get tougher, because the other side doesnt play by any known rules.

Paul Krugman (The New York Times | 29 May 2006)

Speakers Call for Action, 'Very Fast,' on Global Warming

If the Rev. Bob Edgar were sitting with you now, he would ask you to join him in a chant: We are . . . we are, he would ask you to say, the leaders we have been waiting for.

Nancy Gaarder (Omaha World Herald | 26 May 2006)

Attenborough: Climate is changing

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the world, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said.

(BBC | 24 May 2006)

Report: 5 NJ Coastal Landmarks at Risk From Global Warming

TRENTON, N.J. -- By the end of the century, gamblers may be pulling up to Atlantic City casinos in gondolas instead of tour buses if the predictions of a New Jersey citizens group are correct.

Beth DeFalco (Newsday | 25 May 2006)

Rising Ocean Temperatures Threaten Florida's Coral Reef

If global warming summons images of polar bears clinging to shrinking ice floes, this is its face in the Florida Keys: a sun-dappled stretch of shallows along the turquoise reef line, where scientists painstakingly attach russet polyps of regenerated coral to damaged reefs.

Rick Lyman (The New York Times | 23 May 2006)

Al Gore Promotes Warming Movie in Cannes

Gore, With Global Warming Movie in Cannes, Says U.S. Citizens Are Ahead of Politicians on Issue

The Associated Press (Associated Press | 22 May 2006)

The Flipping Point

How the evidence for anthropogenic global warming has converged to cause this environmental skeptic to make a cognitive flip

Michael Shermer (Scientific American | 22 May 2006)

Clinton: We Must "Get Off Our Butts" to Stop Warming

Austin, Texas - Former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday global warming is a greater threat to the future than terrorism and that the United States and other countries must get off our butts and do something about it.

Pat Jackson (Reuters | 20 May 2006)

To Revitalize a City, Try Spreading Some Mulch

IN many ways, this citys current fortunes are all about mulch. Its everywhere. Bark mulch is spread in neat circles around the citys trees; roughly 30,000 new trees are planted annually. Darker leaf mulch fills planters along State, Dearborn, Michigan and the other major thoroughfares now blooming in spring colors.

Keith Schneider (The New York Times | 17 May 2006)

Shaping Restaurants to Be Models of Efficiency

HERES food for thought: if restaurants were automobiles, they would be Hummers. Thats because the restaurant business wastes more energy than any other industry in America. Experts say that 80 percent of the $10 billion annual energy bill for commercial food service is squandered by the use of inefficient equipment.

Laura Novak (The New York Times | 18 May 2006)

Honda to Expand Production In U.S., Unveil New Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. said yesterday that it will expand production in the United States and Canada and introduce a small hybrid gas-electric passenger car and other vehicles that run on cleaner diesel engines.

Sholnn Freeman (The Washington Post | 20 May 2006)

City-owned vehicles to use biodiesel fuel

City-owned vehicles in San Francisco, including fire engines, buses and even a mobile zoo, will use biodiesel fuel that reduces harmful emissions under an executive directive issued Thursday by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Cecilia M. Vega (the Guardian | 19 May 2006)

Honda to Expand Production In U.S., Unveil New Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. said yesterday that it will expand production in the United States and Canada and introduce a small hybrid gas-electric passenger car and other vehicles that run on cleaner diesel engines.

Sholnn Freeman (The Washington Post | 18 May 2006)

Climate Change May Kill Millions in Africa

LONDON - Disease spread by global warming could kill an extra 185 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of the century and turn millions more into refugees unless rich nations take action now, a report said on Monday.

Jeremy Lovell (Reuters | 18 May 2006)

Wave of Butterflies Slows to a Trickle

Wave of Butterflies Slows to a Trickle A cold, soggy spring thins out a population already suffering from a loss of habitat. FRESNO - The number of butterflies migrating through California has fallen to nearly a 40-year low as populations already hurt by habitat loss and climate change encountered a cold, wet spring, researchers said.

Associated Press (Associated Press | 13 May 2006)

Curb Your Auto Enthusiasm

Curb Your Auto Enthusiasm Comedian Larry Davids wife Laurie has a serious cause: reducing global warming by getting auto makers to make more environmentally-friendly cars In late April 2006, HybridCars.com editor Bradley Berman caught up with global warming evangelist Laurie David—before the media blitz began for her film An Inconvenient Truth, starring Al Gore. The film hits theaters in late May. Laurie is emerging as the countrys best known climate crisis activist. You also may have heard of her husband, Larry, who drives a Prius. Laurie is determined to turn one voice into a million voices and to make so much noise about global warming that it no longer can be ignored.

Bradley Berman (Business Week | 12 May 2006)

U.S. Must Enact Mandatory Limits on Global Warming Pollution

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2006) -- Today the House Appropriations Committee approved a resolution already passed in the Senate that recognizes the problem of global warming and declares the U.S. needs mandatory limits to cut the pollution that causes it.

NRDC (NRDC | 11 May 2006)

Climate, not humans, said to have killed off mammoths

LONDON (Reuters) - Climate shifts were probably responsible for the extinction of the mammoth and other species more than 10,000 years ago, not over-hunting by humans, according to new research published on Wednesday.

Reuters (Reuters | 10 May 2006)

Warming Throws Bird's Timing Off

A tiny black-and-white songbird that flies from West Africa to the Netherlands to lay its eggs in mid-April is arriving too late for dinner, in what may be one of the subtler consequences of global warming, a new study says.

Bloomberg (Los Angeles Times | 8 May 2006)

New funding for green projects

$6 million announced at Harvards first campus sustainability conference. For the second time in less than two years, Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers doubled the dollars available for campus conservation projects, to $12 million this time, through the Harvard Green Campus Loan Fund.

Alvin Powell (Harvard University | 8 May 2006)

Time to Get Real

Time to get real: global warming is the problem - the biggest problem. It's not a matter of "When?" any longer. It's here. Green is the future - the only future. And it doesn't have to be grim. In this special issue, V.F. Cuts through the hand-wringing, denial, and confusion about climate change with an in-depth look at the challenge ahead, a 30-page portfolio of a passionately pro-environment new generation. click here and read on!

Vanity Fair (Vanity Fair | 5 May 2006)

Global warming weakening Pacific Ocean Wind Pattern, Study Says

NEW YORK (AP) — Global warming caused by human activity has begun to dampen an important wind circulation pattern over the Pacific Ocean, and that could alter climate and the marine food chain in that area, a new study suggests.

(Associated Press | 4 May 2006)

Indy 500 Switching To Ethanol Blend For 2006 Season

WASHINGTON -- Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis 500 will soon become Ethanol Alley: The Indy Racing League is switching from methanol to a new mixture relying on corn-derived ethanol.

(ESPN.com | 4 May 2006)

Global Warming Melting "Roof of the World" Glacier

NANNING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Pouring over four decades of research based on data from Chinas 681 weather stations, the countrys scientists have found that global warming is seriously affecting the roof of the world, as west Chinas Qinghai-Tibet plateau is known.

Zhu Jin (Chinaview.cn | 2 May 2006)

10 states sue EPA over global warming

APR. 27 12:44 P.M. ET Ten states fired a new legal salvo at the federal government Thursday in a long-running court battle over global warming and pollution from power plants.

Business Week (Business Week | 28 Apr 2006)

Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

Apple Named One of Top Ten Environmentally Progressive Companies CUPERTINO, California—April 21, 2006—Apple® today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh® system beginning in June.

(Apple | 26 Apr 2006)

Around the World, Warmer Temperatures Mean More Infections

April 25, 2006 - - At first glance, an outbreak of diarrhea among passengers on board a cruise ship in Alaskan waters in the summer of 2004 seemed to be relatively harmless.

Joy Victory (ABC News | 25 Apr 2006)

Her Lightbulb Moment

It hit Laurie David as she pushed a stroller through a cloud of SUV exhaust: It was up to women to stop global warming. She raised awareness, got her husband, Larry, to drive a Prius on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and became one of the most powerful environmentalists in America.

Elle Magazine (Elle | 25 Apr 2006)

Experts: Global warming behind 2005 hurricanes

MONTEREY, California (Reuters) - The record Atlantic hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming, several top experts, including a leading U.S. government storm researcher, said on Monday.

Thom Akeman (Reuters | 25 Apr 2006)

Tapping Into a Changing Climate

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. — Sitting in his sons sugarhouse, Rex Marsh, 71, can recall winters so cold that no one in northern Vermont ever thought of tapping a sugar maple before town meeting day on the first Tuesday of March. The winter snow routinely drifted 6 feet deep. Every sluggish step was in snowshoes. Even if the trees thawed, the sap would freeze in the bucket, bursting its metal seams.

Robert Lee Hotz (Los Angeles Times | 23 Apr 2006)


SETS GOAL TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP END GLOBAL WARMING AND MASS OVERCONSUMPTION 12-month, 12-step Campaign offers Young People Opportunity to Lead the Fight against Global Warming US represents 4% of world population but consumes 25% of world energy." - Cambridge Energy Research Associates

thinkMTV (thinkMTV | 21 Apr 2006)

Summer forecast doesn’t hold water

Plains likely to see drought, service says A dire weather forecast issued Monday calls for a hot, dry summer across the Plains reminiscent of the 1930s — the era of the devastating Dust Bowl drought.

Eric Weslander (Lawrence Journal World | 20 Apr 2006)

StopGlobalWarming.org - Too Hot Not To Handle

Today, 87% of Americans agree that the US should take steps to reduce global warming pollution and fast track development of renewable energy. So, this Earth Day is unlike any other because the debate about global warming, the mother of all environmental issues, is firmly behind us.

Laurie David (StopGlobalWarming.org | 19 Apr 2006)

Is This Humanity's First Planetary Emergency?

April 14, 2006 — - The reports of a number of leading scientists show a new level of concern about the possibility of global warming producing planetwide upheaval in the lifetimes of todays children.

Bill Blakemore (ABC News | 14 Apr 2006)

Smithsonian tackles global warming

WASHINGTON - While hammering home the impact of global warming and the potential harm to life on Earth, two Smithsonian Institution exhibits opening this weekend carefully sidestep the hot political issue of what should be done.

Frank Davies (the Orlando Sentinel | 17 Apr 2006)

Enemy of the Planet

Lee Raymond, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was paid $686 million over 13 years. But thats not a reason to single him out for special excoriation. Executive compensation is out of control in corporate America as a whole, and unlike other grossly overpaid business leaders, Mr. Raymond can at least claim to have made money for his stockholders.

PAUL KRUGMAN (The New York Times | 17 Apr 2006)

Warming Arctic Is Taking a Toll

Peril to Walrus Young Seen as Result of Melting Ice Shelf The rapid melting of Arctic sea ice appears to be separating walrus young from their mothers, leaving them likely to die at sea, a team of researchers said.

Marc Kaufman (The Washington Post | 17 Apr 2006)

While Washington Slept

The Queen of England is afraid. International C.E.O.s are nervous. And the scientific establishment is loud and clear. If global warming isnt halted, rising sea levels could submerge coastal cities by 2100. So how did this virtual certainty get labeled a liberal hoax?

Mark Hertsgaard (Vanity Fair | 17 Apr 2006)

Fifty Ways to Help Save the Planet

What you can do The problem is so vast and the urgency so great that advice which suggests you turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or switch off lights and standbys when they are not needed or go vegetarian for one day a week seems, well, ridiculous. Global warming is probably the greatest threat our species has ever faced.

Vanity Fair (Vanity Fair | 17 Apr 2006)

ELLE Goes "Green" for May

New York, NY, —ELLE has tapped leading environmental activist Laurie David, founder of the "Stop Global Warming Virtual March," to be the guest editor of its first Green Issue, hitting newsstands April 18. Timed to coincide with Earth Day 2006, the issue will be printed entirely on recycled paper, underwritten through a sponsorship with Aveda.

Laure David (Vanity Fair | 14 Apr 2006)

Is Colorado's Ski Industry Doomed Due To Global Warming?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Global warming may spell disaster for much of the Rocky Mountain West's ski industry by the year 2050, according to a climate-trends model showing dramatic snowpack loss due to climate warming. The climate model results are part of the 2006 Colorado College State of the Rockies Report Card, released this week.

(Associated Press | 13 Apr 2006)

Phoenix Rises (Again) on Global Warming

April 6, 2006 — Like the mythical phoenix rising out of the ashes of its own flames, the global warming story has risen out of the pile of clichés and denials into which it had collapsed or perhaps been pushed.

Bill Blakemore (ABC News | 6 Apr 2006)

Gov. Ehrlich Signs Landmark MD Pollution Law

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 6, 2006) ­ Today Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich signed into law a bill that will cut air pollution and join Maryland in an effort by governors across the Northeast to cut global warming emissions.

Elizabeth Heyd (NRDC | 6 Apr 2006)

The Moment of Truth

(Vanity Fair) - Clichés are, by definition, over used. But here is a rare exception - a certifiable cliché that warrants more exposure, because it carries meaning deeply relevant to the biggest challenge our civilization has ever confronted.

Al Gore (Vanity Fair | 9 Apr 2006)

Global warning

The media agrees with the majority of scientists: Global warming is here. Now, what to do about it?

Marc Gunther (Fortune Magazine | 5 Apr 2006)

Global warming catches fire in U.S.

Americans are waking up to the dangers of global warming, according to a new poll. The poll shows 71% now believe global warming is real and 59% believe they can do things to help the planet stave off catastrophic warming.

Dave Goldiner (New York Daily News | 4 Apr 2006)

Ice Sheets Melting at a Worrisome Rate

BALTIMORE — Polar ice sheets are melting faster than authorities realize and could eventually submerge coastal communities worldwide, according to two studies released today.

Dennis O'Brien (Los Angeles Times | 24 Mar 2006)

Climate Data Hint at Irreversible Rise in Seas

Within the next 100 years, the growing human influence on Earths climate could lead to a long and irreversible rise in sea levels by eroding the planets vast polar ice sheets, according to new observations and analysis by several teams of scientists.

Andrew C. Revkin (The New York Times | 24 Mar 2006)

Global Warming Heats Up

The climate is crashing, and global warming is to blame. Why the crisis will hit so soon—and what we can do about it

Jeffrey Kluger (Time Magazine | 27 Mar 2006)

Mr. Luna's Bright Idea

Not too long ago, Oprah did a show about global warming and held up a lightbulb. Not just any lightbulb, but a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb that uses 66% less energy than a standard bulb. If every household in America changed just five of their bulbs to a CFL, it would be equivalent to taking 8 million cars off the road for a year.

Laurie David (Huffington Post | 20 Mar 2006)

Comment Chilling

I n March, 2002, NASA and the Deutsches Zentrum für Luftund Raumfahrt, the German aerospace agency, launched a pair of satellites from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a former intercontinental-ballistic-missile site in northern Russia, to map changes in the earth's surface.

Elizabeth Kolbert (The New Yorker | 13 Mar 2006)

In Phoenix, Even Cactuses Wilt in Clutches of Record Drought

Thursday began like the 141 days before it, sunny and crisp, dust settling everywhere except on the record — set again — for the number of days without rain.

Michael Wilson (The New York Times | 10 Mar 2006)

Global warming gases at highest levels ever: UN

Greenhouse gases blamed for global warming and climate change have reached their highest ever levels in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Robert Evens (Reuters | 14 Mar 2006)

Climate Change 'Irreversible' as Arctic Sea Ice Fails to Re-form

Sea ice in the Arctic has failed to re-form for the second consecutive winter, raising fears that global warming may have tipped the polar regions in to irreversible climate change far sooner than predicted.

Steve Connor, Science Editor (The Independent | 14 Mar 2006)

Global Warming May Dry Up Africa's Rivers, Study Suggests

Many climate scientists already predict that less rain will fall annually in parts of Africa within 50 years due to global warming.

Adrianne Appel (National Geographic News | 3 Mar 2006)

Bering Sea Climate Is Shifting

Scientists say sea life is fighting to survive as the water warms up and ice melts sooner. The changes are profound and may be irreversible.

Robert Lee Hotz (Los Angeles Times | 10 Mar 2006)

Race to save New Guinea treasures from global warming

LONDON: The unexplored wonders of New Guinea are being destroyed by global warming before scientists have even had a chance to examine the island, researchers say.

AP (Associated Press | 9 Mar 2006)

Global Warming Threatens Outer Banks, Study Says

A legislative committee interested in protecting North Carolinas beach communities heard today that global warming means trouble for barrier islands.

AP (Associated Press | 9 Mar 2006)

Global Warming Means Less Snow For Skiers, Boarders

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. -- Talk about slushy skiing. Oregon State University researchers say global warming may make for more rain and less snow during the winter in the Pacific Northwest.

AP (Associated Press | 9 Mar 2006)

Study: NW ski areas may be hit by global warming

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Global warming could hurt the quality of future ski seasons in the Pacific Northwest, according to a study released Tuesday by Oregon State University. OSU researchers estimate if average temperatures rise 2 degrees Celsius in the next 40 years as some scientists anticipate, the regions ski areas could see more snowy days turn to rainy ones and experience warmer winters overall.

SARAH SKIDMORE (Associated Press | 9 Mar 2006)

Global warming means less snow for NW skiers

CORVALLIS - Talk about slushy skiing. Oregon State University researchers said Tuesday that global warming may make for more rain during the winter in the Pacific Northwest.

AP (Associated Press | 8 Mar 2006)

Warm, Warmer, Warmest

One of the hottest environmental battles has been over oil drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the sad reality is that much of the Arctic plain will probably be lost anyway in this century to rising sea levels.

Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times | 5 Mar 2006)

Owning up to global warming

Its time for Americans to face reality about climate change. Monterrey, Calif. (FORTUNE) - How can anyone living through todays bizarre and mutable weather not be concerned about global warming?

David Kirkpatrick (Fortune Magazine | 27 Feb 2006)

The Globe Is Warming. Why Aren't We Marching?

To the Editor: Re Glaciers Flow to Sea at a Faster Pace, Study Says (news article, Feb. 17): The world we have known is history.

James Gustave Speth (The New York Times | 24 Feb 2006)

Combating global warming makes economic sense

When it comes to tackling global warming, the Bush administration is right about one thing: There are economic consequences. The problem is theyve been too quick to assume that such consequences will be bad for the economy. It turns out that reducing greenhouse gases doesnt have to be expensive. In fact, it can be a serious moneymaker.

Hal Harvey (San Francisco Chronicle | 21 Feb 2006)

Global Warming Comes to the Breakfast Table

After the warmest January on record, maple syrup producers in Ohio were surprised to have recently discovered premature maple tree buds. Budding of maples at this early date is unprecedented and means that, for the first time in living memory, there will be little or no maple syrup from the trees of Northeastern Ohio this year.

Laurie David (Huffington Post | 17 Feb 2006)

Glacier Melt Could Signal Faster Rise in Ocean Levels

Greenlands glaciers are melting into the sea twice as fast as previously believed, the result of a warming trend that renders obsolete predictions of how quickly Earths oceans will rise over the next century, scientists said yesterday.

Shankar Vedantam (The Washington Post | 17 Feb 2006)

Climate change: On the edge

Greenland ice cap breaking up at twice the rate it was five years ago, says scientist Bush tried to gag

Jim Hansen (The Independent | 17 Feb 2006)


Melting Ice is Fast Eroding Animals' Habitat, Hunting Grounds The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it is opening the formal process to list polar bears as officially "threatened" due to the unprecedented meltdown of their sea-ice habitat caused by global warming. The finding comes in response to a December lawsuit filed under the federal Endangered Species Act by three conservation groups.

(The New York Times | 10 Feb 2006)

Evangelical Leaders Join Global Warming Initiative

Despite opposition from some of their colleagues, 86 evangelical Christian leaders have decided to back a major initiative to fight global warming, saying millions of people could die in this century because of climate change, most of them our poorest global neighbors.

LAURIE GOODSTEIN (The New York Times | 8 Feb 2006)

Hundreds of seal pups drown in Canada storm surge

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Around 1,500 seal pups were swept out to sea and drowned by a tidal surge off Canadas east coast this week after a lack of ice cover meant their mothers were forced to give birth on a small island, environment officials said on Friday.

David Ljunggren (Reuters | 3 Feb 2006)

Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him

The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

ANDREW C. REVKIN (The New York Times | 30 Jan 2006)

Debate on Climate Shifts to Issue of Irreparable Change

Some Experts on Global Warming Foresee Tipping Point When It Is Too Late to Act

Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post | 29 Jan 2006)

Stark warning over climate change

Rising concentrations of greenhouse gases may have more serious impacts than previously believed, a major scientific report has said. The report, published by the UK government, says there is only a small chance of greenhouse gas emissions being kept below dangerous levels.

Richard Black (BBC | 30 Jan 2006)

Blair: Global Warming Is Advancing

The threat posed by climate change may be greater than previously thought, and global warming is advancing at an unsustainable rate, Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a report published Monday.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Associated Press | 30 Jan 2006)

Cloudy With a Chance of Chaos

Climate change may bring more violent weather swings -- and sooner -- than experts had thought.

Eugene Linden (Fortune Magazine | 17 Jan 2006)

Is it warm in here? We Could Be Ignoring the Biggest Story in Our History

One of the puzzles if youre in the news business is figuring out whats news. The fate of your local football team certainly fits the definition. So does a plane crash or a brutal murder. But how about changes in the migratory patterns of butterflies?

David Ignatius (The Washington Post | 18 Jan 2006)

The New 'Sputnik' Challenges: They All Run on Oil

Detroit I came to Detroit looking for the hottest new American cars. Instead, I found Sputnik.

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN (The New York Times | 20 Jan 2006)

6 Ex-Chiefs of E.P.A. Urge Action on Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 - Six former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency, including five who served Republican presidents, said Wednesday that the Bush administration needed to act more aggressively to limit the emission of greenhouse gases linked to climate change.

MICHAEL JANOFSKY (The New York Times | 19 Jan 2006)

Whole Foods switching to all wind power in U.S.

Deal for wind power credits makes Whole Foods the biggest corporate user of wind power in the country. Whole Foods Market Inc. is going all green on electricity.

Renuka Rayasam (American Stateman | 10 Jan 2006)

Frog Killer Is Linked to Global Warming

Scientists studying a fast-dwindling genus of colorful harlequin frogs on misty mountainsides in Central and South America are reporting today that global warming is combining with a spreading fungus to kill off many species.

ANDREW C. REVKIN (The New York Times | 12 Jan 2006)

Is Global Warming Killing the Polar Bears?

It may be the latest evidence of global warming: Polar bears are drowning. Scientists for the first time have documented multiple deaths of polar bears off Alaska, where they likely drowned after swimming long distances in the ocean amid the melting of the Arctic ice shelf. The bears spend most of their time hunting and raising their young on ice floes.

JIM CARLTON (The Wall Street Journal | 14 Dec 2005)

Seven States Agree on a Regional Program to Reduce Emissions From Power Plants

New York, New Jersey and five other Northeastern states have formally agreed to join in the first mandatory regional program in United States history to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

ANTHONY DePALMA (The New York Times | 21 Dec 2006)

Gas Emissions Reached High in U.S. in '04

American emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming reached an all-time high in 2004, rising 2 percent from the year before, the Energy Department said, nearly double the average annual rate measured since 1990.

ANDREW C. REVKIN (The New York Times | 21 Dec 2005)

Kyoto Treaty Powers Up U.S. Alternative Energy Firms

The United States has not joined the Kyoto Protocol to cut greenhouse gases, but the pact nevertheless is boosting sales for American companies that market clean energy technologies.

Evelyn Iritani (Los Angeles Times | 19 Dec 2005)

2005 is warmest year on record for Northern Hemisphere, scientists say

The Earths average temperature reached a near-record high in 2005, international and U.S. climate agencies reported Thursday. While some scientists said it indicates that human-caused global warming is growing worse, others said it is more likely natural climatic change that is not connected to human activity.

Patrick O'Driscoll (USA Today | 16 Dec 2005)

Comment: Global Warming

The Kilinailau Islands—also known as the Tulu Islands, or the Carteret Atoll—which lie four hundred miles from the coast of Papua New Guinea, are tiny low, and impoverished. Their fate, thanks to global warming, has long been a foregone conclusion. I 1995, most of the shoreline of Piul and Huene washed away, and the island of Iolasa was cut in half by the sea. Saltwater intrusion has now reached the point where islanders can no longer grow breadfruit, an have to rely on emergency food aid. Last month Reuters reported that the decision had finally bee made to give up. The islands' two thousand resident are being relocated, at the expense of the Papua New Guinean government, to the slightly higher ground o Bougainville Island, some sixty miles to the southwest.

Elizabeth Kolbert (The New Yorker | 12 Dec 2005)

Record Drought Cripples Life Along the Amazon

MANAQUIRI, Brazil - The Amazon River basin, the worlds largest rain forest, is grappling with a devastating drought that in some areas is the worst since record keeping began a century ago. It has evaporated whole lagoons and kindled forest fires, killed off fish and crops, stranded boats and the villagers who travel by them, brought disease and wreaked economic havoc.

LARRY ROHTER (The New York Times | 11 Dec 2005)

Pact Signed for Prototype of Coal Plant

MONTREAL, Dec. 6 - Under pressure from other industrialized countries at talks here on global warming, the Bush administration announced on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with a coalition of energy companies to build a prototype coal-burning power plant with no emissions.

ANDREW C. REVKIN (The New York Times | 7 Dec 2005)

Pacific islanders move to escape global warming

Rising seas have forced 100 people on a Pacific island to move to higher ground in what may be the first example of a village formally displaced because of modern global warming, a U.N. report said on Monday.

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent (Reuters | 5 Dec 2005)

Yosemite Fauna on the Up and Up

Scientists studying the parks wildlife wonder if global warming is the primary factor spurring a migration of species to higher elevations.

By Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer (Los Angeles Times | 5 Dec 2005)

Alarm over dramatic weakening of Gulf Stream

· Slowing of current by a third in 12 years could bring more extreme weather · Temperatures in Britain likely to drop by one degree in next decade

Ian Sample, science correspondent (the Guardian | 1 Dec 2005)

Global warming set to hit Europe badly: environment agency

Europe is facing the worst climate change in five millennia as a result of global warming, the European Environment Agency (EAA) warned.

breitbart.com (DrudgeReport | 29 Nov 2005)

Battle Lines Set as New York Acts to Cut Emissions

ALBANY, Nov. 23 - New York is adopting Californias ambitious new regulations aimed at cutting automotive emissions of global warming gases, touching off a battle over rules that would sharply reduce carbon dioxide emissions while forcing the auto industry to make vehicles more energy efficient over the next decade.

DANNY HAKIM (The New York Times | 26 Nov 2005)

Canada Confident of Progress at UN Climate Talks

MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Host Canada expressed hopes of easing a dispute between the United States and most of its allies on ways to combat global warming at U.N. climate talks starting on Monday.

Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent (Reuters | 27 Nov 2005)

In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

Alister Doyle (Reuters | 22 Nov 2005)

Take Action!

The United States, with only four percent of the worlds population, is responsible for 22% of the worlds greenhouse gas emissions. Here are things we can all do:

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 28 Nov 2005)

In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

Alister Doyle (Reuters | 22 Nov 2005)

Shishmaref, Alaska: Dramatic Erosion Forces Tough Choice for a Village

The 600 residents of Shishmaref, Alaska living on the western coast didnt expect to face the question: should we stay or should we go? Thanks to the effects of Global Warming, they have to decide whether their eroding village should be moved to solid ground or whether residents should abandon Shishmaref and call Nome their new home. Shishmaref is not alone. Dozens of communities in rural Alaska -- nearly 90% of the states 213 predominantly Native villages -- could be facing the same question within the next few years, due to repeated effects of floods or erosion.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 22 Apr 2005)

Global warming takes toll on Africa's coral reefs

Global warming is taking a toll on coral reefs off east Africa, which will likely be killed off in a few decades if sea surface temperatures continue to rise, a leading researcher warned on Tuesday.

(Reuters | 18 Oct 2005)

Antarctic ice shelf collapse linked to global warming

The collapse of a huge ice shelf in Antarctica in 2002 has no precedent in the past 11,000 years, a study that points the finger at global warming says.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

Australia: Worst Drought on Record

The 2002 drought was quite probably the worst drought in the history of Australia since federation, but it was definitely the worst since proper financial records have been kept, according to the Chief Economist with ANZ bank, Saul Eslake. The Gross Domestic product figures showed a massive fall in farm income of around seventy percent and agricultural exports fell more than twenty-eight percent.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

Link Between Stronger Global Warming and Cholera Rates

An analysis of four decades of disease records from Bangladesh shows that periods of extreme rainfall, drought or high temperatures sharply increase cholera rates, a pattern that shows global warming increases disease outbreaks.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

Global warming makes China's glaciers shrink by equivalent of the Yellow River

Global warming is causing Chinas highland glaciers, including those covering Mount Everest, to shrink by an amount equivalent to all the water in the Yellow River every year, state media said.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

Malaria. Dengue Fever. Encephalitis.

These names are not usually heard in emergency rooms and doctor's offices in the United States. But if we don't act to curb global warming, they will be. As temperatures rise, disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents spread, infecting people in their wake. Doctors at the Harvard Medical School have linked recent U.S. outbreaks of dengue (breakbone) fever, malaria, hantavirus and other diseases to climate change.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

Puget Sound Feeling the Impact

The Puget Sound region is feeling the impact of climate change — from flooding to warmer waters — and things could be getting worse, according to a report by University of Washington researchers.

Intelligencer (The Seattle Post | 19 Oct 2005)

University Of Florida Scientists Say Global Warming Could Spread Mosquito

VERO BEACH, Fla. --- Vanishing coastlines may not be the only peril in a global-warming world; disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquitoes may find the hotter temperatures to their liking and may show up in places theyve never been seen before, according to new research published this week.

UFL (University of Florida | 18 Jul 2001)

Global warming interferes with Alaska oil drilling

WASHINGTON -- Global warming, which most climate experts blame mainly on large-scale burning of oil and other fossil fuels, is interfering with efforts in Alaska to discover yet more oil.

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to help oil companies and Alaska officials find a way around the problem.

(COX NEWS SERVICE | 23 Jul 2003)

Montana Meltdown:The Death of a National Park?

Glaciers move slowly, but Global Warming is ambling right along: all the glaciers in Glacier National Park could be gone as early as 2030! When President William Taft dedicated the park in 1910, 150 Glaciers graced the northern Montana mountainsides. Over the last century, rising temperatures have devastated the landscape. Today, just 37 glaciers remain, but they too are rapidly melting.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 16 Nov 2005)

A Troubled Horizon for Arizona's Ranchers

Global Warming turns normal seasonal droughts into climate-warping disasters. In the mid-1990s, seasonal rains in Arizona's northern range country dried up. A dry year is tough, but in normal times, ranchers are tougher. What they didn't realize then was that the rains wouldn't return for nearly 6 years. Ranchers watched grasslands change to desert scrub, and looked on helplessly as huge tracks of land burned in mammoth summer fires. For many, the drought was simply too long and too harsh to weather; the parched land dried up profits and forced many off their historic ranches, perhaps forever.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 16 Nov 2005)

Study Links Hurricanes to Global Warming

An increase in the ferocity of hurricanes around the globe over the last 35 years may be attributable to global warming, a new report states.

Amanda Gardner (Forbes.com | 15 Sep 2005)

The Power of Katrina

Katrina was the third most intense storm ever to make landfall in the United States, with a central pressure of 918 millibars. The storm affected an area of about the size of Britain, and the maximum storm surge was 10 metres, recorded in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Quirin Schiermeier (Nature | 8 Sep 2005)

Katrina rings alarms on climate change: World Bank

Hurricane Katrina may serve as a wake-up call on climate change for developing nations, many of which are vulnerable to devastation from global warming, the World Banks top environmental official said on Thursday.

Laura MacInnisFri (Reuters | 9 Sep 2005)

Study Links Hurricanes to Global Warming

An increase in the ferocity of hurricanes around the globe over the last 35 years may be attributable to global warming, a new report states.

Amanda Gardner (Forbes.com | 15 Sep 2005)

Katrina shows effect of climate change, says Gore

Hurricane Katrina offered "a taste" of the disasters, and the response to them, that the US could expect as a consequence of climate change, former vice president Al Gore said on Saturday.

Fiona Harvey (The Financial Times | 17 Sep 2005)


The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, founded in 1871 and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, bills itself as the "oldest association of state officials" in the country. Every three months, its members, who include the chief insurance regulators of all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, hold a four-day meeting to discuss issues of common concern. The association's fall, 2005, meeting was scheduled for this past weekend, and, in addition to seminars on such perennial favorites as "Property Casualty Reinsurance" and "Receivership and Insolvency," the event's planners had organized a session on a new topic: global warming. Given recent events in Louisiana and Mississippi, a session on weather-related disasters would surely have been well attended. Unfortunately for the association, the meeting was booked into the Sheraton in downtown New Orleans.

Elizabeth Kolbert (The New Yorker | 19 Sep 2005)

Global Warming: The Culprit?

Nature doesnt always know when to quit--and nothing says that quite like a hurricane. The atmospheric convulsion that was Hurricane Katrina had barely left the Gulf Coast before its sister Rita was spinning to life out in the Atlantic. In the three weeks between them, five other named storms had lived and died in the warm Atlantic waters without making the same headlines their ferocious sisters did. With more than two months left in the official hurricane season, only Stan, Tammy, Vince and Wilma are still available on the National Hurricane Centers annual list of 21 storm names. If the next few weeks go like the past few, those names will be used up too, and the storms that follow will be identified simply by Greek letters. Never in the 52 years we have been naming storms has there been a Hurricane Alpha.

Jeffrey Kluger (Time Magazine | 26 Sep 2005)

Wetter atmosphere linked to warming

Scientists analyzing 20 years of satellite data have confirmed an atmospheric spike in a prime fuel behind global warming, according to a study in the current issue of the journal Science.

Curtis Morgan (The Seattle Times | 7 Oct 2005)

World Temperatures Keep Rising With a Hot 2005

New international climate data show that 2005 is on track to be the hottest year on record, continuing a 25-year trend of rising global temperatures.

Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post | 13 Nov 2005)

Global Warming a Major Threat to Africa

Deadly epidemics. Ruined crops. The extinction of some of Africas legendary wildlife. The potential consequences of global warming could be devastating for the worlds poorest continent, yet its nations are among the least equipped to cope.

Alexandra Zavis (Associated Press | 21 Oct 2005)

Lieberman proposal: Hybrid autos to combat manmade global warming

Within two years, 10 percent of new autos sold in the United States would have to be hybrid electric-gasoline vehicles under proposed legislation by U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman.

Abram Katz (Bristol Press | 22 Oct 2005)

No Escape: Thaw Gains Momentum

In 1969 Roy Koerner, a Canadian government glaciologist, was one of four men (and 36 dogs) who completed the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean, from Alaska through the North Pole to Norway.

Andrew Revkin (The New York Times | 25 Oct 2005)

Half of Coral Reefs Could Be Destroyed

Nearly half of the worlds coral reefs may be lost in the next 40 years unless urgent measures are taken to protect them against the threat of climate change, according to a new report released Tuesday by the World Conservation Union.

Associated Press (Associated Press | 26 Oct 2005)

North America, Gulf Coast - Super Hurricanes on stereroids

Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the United States are the smoking gun of global warming, one of Britains leading scientists believes.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 16 Nov 2005)

Get Real on Climate Change

This week is a potentially crucial week in the fight against climate change. On Tuesday, the UK hosts the first meeting under the new Gleneagles dialogue between the G8 and China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. I want to explain why this is important and why I believe the difficulties with the current climate change debate is the trouble with so much international politics: a reluctance to face up to reality and the practical action needed to tackle problems.

Tony Blair (The Observer | 30 Oct 2005)

Climate Study Warns of Warming and Losses of Arctic Tundra

If emissions of heat-trapping gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at the current rate, there may be many centuries of warming and a near total loss of Arctic tundra, according to a new climate study.

ANDREW C. REVKIN (The New York Times | 2 Nov 2005)

The Time to Act Is Now

It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly and wisely. Global Warming is the name it was given a long time ago. But it should be understood for what it is: a planetary emergency that now threatens human civilization on multiple fronts. Stronger hurricanes and typhoons represent only one of many new dangers as we begin what someone has called a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.

Al Gore (Rolling Stone Magazine | 3 Nov 2005)