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U.N researchers: Global warming clock is at ‘five minutes to midnight’

Humanity has pushed the world’s climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN’s group of climate scientists said on Monday. “We have five minutes before midnight,” warned Rajendra Pachauri, whose organisation will this month release the first volume of a new…

Crop pests moving polewards through global warming

Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming, a study said on Sunday. A team at Britain’s University of Exeter trawled through two huge databases to chart the latitude and dates for the earliest record of 612…

Scientists say global warming ‘hiatus’ will be brief

A slowing in global warming that climate sceptics say undermines the greenhouse theory is simply a “hiatus” from higher temperatures, scientists said on Wednesday. Grasping one of the thorniest issues in climate politics, the researchers said the recent slowdown lies in a natural but temporary cooling in the tropical Pacific…

Rising level of ocean acidity threatens sea life and exacerbates climate change: study

Global warming may get a nudge from its “evil twin,” ocean acidification.;  …

Tom Coburn: I’m a ‘man of science’ and the Earth is moving into a ‘mini-ice age’

Even though his state was battered by tornadoes and extreme weather this year, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) is more convinced than ever that global warming is a hoax, and that this Earth is actually due for a “mini-ice age.” In a speech to the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce…

Scientists ponder global warming effects as sun enters era of very few sunspots

Global warming: What happens if the sun loses its spots? (via The Christian Science Monitor) NASA scientists keep a close eye on the sun, seen here without sunspots, in 2007.(NASA/AP) What would happen to global warming if the sun quit producing sunspots for a few decades? The question is of…

Beck ‘historian’ David Barton: Global warming has been over for 16 years

A so-called “historian,” who conservative radio host Glenn Beck has hired to teach at his online university, recently announced that global warming had not occurred for the last 16 years. During a discussion with Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education, self-proclaimed “expert in historical and constitutional issues” David Barton…

Limbaugh: Christians ‘cannot believe in manmade global warming’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh advised his religious listeners on Monday that “intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming” and also believe in God. At an event on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry had said that climate change was “a challenge to our responsibilities as the guardians–safe guarders…

Republican House Science Committee member: ‘Global warming is a total fraud’

A Republican member of the House Science Committee jovially dismissed global warming as a plot to institute a “global government” in a speech to supporters, The Nation reported on Saturday. “Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacker (R-CA) said in video from a town…

Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters

Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to…  …

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