STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Weather, Climate Keep Changing
Weather swings naturally from wet to dry and back to wet again. Since 1993, local precipitation has been 15-20 per cent higher than the previous 100 years. There was a twelve year drought here from 19... Posted on 9/9/14 at 9:31 PM
Leon Osborne, president and chief executive of Meridian Environmental Technology, spoke Thursday at the annual Prairie Grains Conference in Grand Forks. If La Niña returns next year, he said, it'll be time to prepare for drought.
WEST CORNWALL, Conn. — People judge risk badly. We worry too much about minor hazards and are nonchalant about more serious ones. We’re especially inept at judging chronic long-term risks — such as climate change.
UNITED NATIONS — The chairman of a top U.N. climate panel says it will release a new report in November examining the link between climate change and extreme events like floods and drought that are taking place around the world.
BONN, Germany — Climate negotiators are seeking ways to make industrial countries continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitment expires next year, the top U.N. climate official said Monday.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The top climate panel has concluded that renewable sources like solar and wind could represent up to 80 percent of the world's energy needs by 2050 and play a significant role in combating climate change.
BANGKOK — Worldwide calls to curb nuclear power amid Japan’s plant crisis could be bad news for the environment unless nations finally go all-out to tap wind, solar and other clean, renewable energy, climate change negotiators and activists say.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — There was a time when one legitimately could argue that there was a lack of scientific agreement over the issue of the role of humans in global warming and even whether we were in a cooling or warming period. Now, it is increasingly difficult to ignore the scientific evidence.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
March 29, 2011
TOKYO — Climate negotiators from 26 countries and international organizations remained divided after a two-day informal meeting in Tokyo through Friday over the expected outcome of the next U.N. climate conference later this year in South Africa, a Japanese official said.
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