Outstanding climate coverage

General Climate Coverage
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Regional Impacts of Climate Change

General Climate Coverage

The Climate Disinformation Campaign

Regional Impacts of Climate Change

  • "Degrees of Concern: Climate Change Poses Challenge for California," Contra Costa Times, series beginning Jan. 21, 2007, by Mike Taugher and Betsy Mason. California may be especially vulnerable to climate change. Taugher and Mason relate how the state's water supply, wine and agriculture industries and its very landscape are threatened. They also report how scientists, business and political leaders are responding to the challenge.
  • "Global Warming To Cost Us," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan. 11, 2007, by Dan Richman. A new study says that global warming over the next 40 years will cost the economy of Washington state bigtime. It will "boost the cost of timber, water and crops, cause twice the wildfire damage that occurs now, exacerbate health issues and require expensive shoring-up to avoid damage to Tacoma, Willapa Bay and other low-lying areas."
  • "Will Global Warming Doom Ski Resorts?" Deseret Morning News, Jan. 11, 2007, by Amelia Nielson-Stowell. This season's poor snow in many parts of the country has raised a larger question — Can the multibillion-dollar snow sports industry stay viable in coming decades as global warming reduces the amount of snow available? A new study paints a bleak picture for Utah, where a modest 4-5 degree (F) warming could shorten the season to two months.
  • "Washington Warming to Southern Plants," Washington Post, Dec. 20, 2006, by David A. Fahrenthold. Trees adapted to more southerly climates are now surviving well in Washington, D.C., according to new national hardiness zone maps released by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The northward shift of warmer-winter trees is a trend nationwide. The Agriculture Department has refused to revise its maps — perhaps complying with Bush administration denial of climate change.
  • "ICC Climate Change Petition Rejected," Nunatsiaq News, Dec. 15, 2006, by Jane George. An appeal by the Inuit Circumpolar Conference to get the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to address control of greenhouse warming as a human rights issue has largely been stiff-armed by the Commission, Inuit leaders say.
  • "More Than 50 Tribes Convene on Global Warming Impacts," SPX/TerraDaily, Dec. 6, 2006. More than 50 Native American tribes met to consider what impacts global warming might have on their lands and what they could do to address it.
  • "A Dream Blown Away: Climate Change Already Has a Chilling Effect on Where Americans Can Build Their Homes," Washington Post, Dec. 2, 2006, by Joel Garreau. That beach house dreamed of by many Americans may already be a casualty of climate change. Because of global warming, such houses are uninsurable in some areas — and without insurance, it is impossible to get a mortgage.
  • "Global Warming and Drought May Not Be Coincidental," Durant Daily Democrat, Nov. 16, 2006, by the Associated Press. Droughts like that now gripping northern and northwest Oklahoma will get longer and worse as temperatures rise in the future from global warming, water experts told the Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference. Oklahoma's Sen. James Inhofe (R) is a leading opponent of controls on greenhouse emissions and calls global warming a "hoax."
  • "Scientists Fear Global Warming Will Generate Longer, More Expensive Wildfire Seasons," International Herald Tribune, Nov. 14, 2006, by the Associated Press. Scientists attending a national conference on wildfires warned that global warming could lengthen and worsen the annual wildfire season in the U.S. This year's season was one of the most destructive on record.
  • "How To Keep New York Afloat," Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 9, 2006, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff. New York City is more vulnerable to the effects of global warming than many people realize. Much of the city's infrastructure is underground, where sea-level rise could flood it, and hurricane-related storm surges could become much more common. Local emergency officials are already preparing.
  • "State's Shrinking Glaciers: Going ... Going ... Gone?" Seattle Times, Nov. 1, 2006, by Warren Cornwall. In Mount Rainier National Park and elsewhere, the shrinking of historic glaciers has been linked to global warming. Officials say the state faces a future without the cushion of this hydrological bank account.
  • "Study Foresees Sultry, Snow-Starved N.E.," Boston Globe, Oct. 5, 2006, by Beth Daley. "Summers in Boston could feel like July in South Carolina by the end of the century if global warming is allowed to continue unchecked, according to a scientific report that gives the most detailed projection yet of the effects of climate change on the Northeast."
  • "Ecological Upheaval on the Edge of the Ice," Seattle Times, 2-part series beginning Oct. 1, 2006, by Sandi Doughton and team. The bountiful Bering Sea ecosystem has long provided a major share of the U.S. commercial fish catch. Now that ecosystem is undergoing profound change — and many oceanographers think global warming is the cause.
  • "Texas Cool To Confront Global Warming," Dallas Morning News, Sept. 3, 2006, by Randy Lee Loftis. Texas, which emits more greenhouse gases than any other U.S. state and more than all but 6 nations, plans to build 16 new coal-burning electric power plants soon.
  • "Gov. Reaches Landmark Deal on Greenhouse Gas Emissions," Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2006, by Marc Lifsher. California's GOP Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger finally hammered out an agreement with the state's Dem-controlled legislature on a set of limits on emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Is California two years ahead of the rest of the U.S. once again?

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