The Heat Is Online

Climate News Archive 2004

 

· The 850 new coal plants planned by the US, China and India will generate 5 times more emissions than the Kyoto Protocol would cut (Dec. 2004)

· US assault leaves Kyoto talks comatose (Dec. 2004)

· Industrial nations blasted for double standards at Buenos Aires (Dec. 2004)

· Hadley Centre foresees surge of lethal heat waves (Dec. 2004)

· 2004 is on track to be fourth hottest year on record (Dec. 2004)

· Utility giant Cinergy supports emissions curbs  (Dec. 2004)

· Bush Administration turns its back on Arctic meltdown (Nov. 2004)

· Lawyers move to force action over Mt. Everest's ice loss (Nov. 2004)

· Australia braces for severe climate impacts (Nov. 2004)

· Arctic ice melt accelerates sea level rise (Nov. 2004)

· Epic drought threatens drinking water supplies in Southeastern Australia (Nov. 2004)

· Leaked coal industry documents reveal plan to gut climate, air regulations (Nov. 2004)

· Putin signs bill clearing way for Kyoto Protocol to take effect (Nov. 2004)

· Four-year study shows Arctic becoming first casualty of warming (Oct. 2004) . . . even as Bush Administration tries to block action (Nov. 2004)

· Scientists identify potential runaway climate feedbacks (Oct. 2004) 

· Hansen goes public with harsh criticism of Bush climate policies (Oct. 2004)

· Accelerating rate of climate change dismays scientists (Oct. 2004)

· Climate change threatens development of poor nations (Oct. 2004)

· Accelerating rate of CO2 rise worries scientists (Oct. 2004)

· Putin's OK puts Kyoto Process back on track (Oct. 2004)

· Scientists stunned by rate of carbon release from tundra (Sept. 2004)

· Antarctic glaciers speed flow into oceans (Sept. 2004)

· Hurricanes Frances and Ivan may foreshadow stronger hurricanes (Sept. 2004)

· Arctic Ocean temperature surges in 2004. (Aug. 2004)

· Nine years after IPCC finding, White House concedes CO2 spurs warming  . . . while Bush denies it represents a change in Administration position (Aug. 2004)

· In this new anthropocene age, scientists warn of irreversible cascades of runaway system changes (Aug. 2004)

· Speed of warming forces Europe to plan to adapt to the coming changes (Aug. 2004)

· Weather extremes threaten aid to the world's poor:  WFP (Aug. 2004)

· Altered rain patterns leave two million Kenyans at risk of starvation (August, 2004)

· Greenland ice sheet  seen melting ten times faster than previously thought (August, 2004)

· New eastward-moving El Nino  seen gathering force (Aug. 2004)

· Oil, gas firms spent more than $440 million on political lobbying in past 6 years (July, 2004)

· South Asia monsoons displace more than 30 million, kill more than 300 people (July, 2004)

·  "Missing CO2" found in oceans could harm marine life (July, 2004)

· Pentagon plans for rapid climate change event: Fortune Magazine (Jan. 2004) . . . while scientists say it may already be too late (Jan. 2004) Also: The Observer (UK), (Read the Pentagon Report)

· World grain harvests fall short of consumption four consecutive years because of climate impacts (2003)

· Melting ice from highest CO2 levels in 55 million years threatens world's coastal   cities (July 2004)

· Researchers document warming-driven changes in North Sea; starving seabirds seen as early casualties (July, 2004)

· USGS: Western U.S. drought surpasses "dust bowl" of 1930s, could be worst in 500 years (June, 2004)

· Shell CEO sounds extraordinary climate alarm (June, 2004)

· Top researchers urge climate action now (June, 2004)

· New satellite data unequivocally confirms warming (May 2004)

·  Scientists:  Conditions impossible for sudden "deep freeze" (April, 2004)

·  Dirtiest Utilities Deliver $6.6 million to Bush, GOP (May 2004)

·  Six-year drought parches Western US (May 2004)

·  Researchers tie asthma epidemic to greenhouse gases (April, 2004)

·  Some scientists dismiss urgency of DoD "catastrophe" scenario, while others accuse NASA of muzzling researchers about "Day After Tomorrow" (April, 2004)

·  Warming could drive extinctions of one million species by 2050 (Jan. 2004)

· Indigenous groups demand equitable energy transition (June, 2004)

· Methane "belch" may have caused early warming (June, 2004)

· U.S. hit by record 520 tornadoes in May (May, 2004)

· Putin:  Russia will likely ratify Kyoto Protocol (May, 2004)

· Bank of America commits to Kyoto Goals  (May 2004)

· Warming waters changing U.K. fish population (April, 2004)

· EIA: energy use to rise 40%, oil to exceed $50 per barrel by 2025 (April 2004)

· Is Greenland Ice Sheet shrinking beyond point of no return?" (April, 2004)

·  Bush campaign e-message on climate: "Everything's rosy" (April, 2004)

· Bush Administration accused of "muzzling" findings by Trenberth, Karl (March, 2004)

· Carbon Dioxide levels approach 380 ppm  after year of rapid rise (March, 2004)

· Pentagon plans for rapid climate change event: Fortune Magazine (Jan. 2004) . . . while scientists say it may already be too late (Jan. 2004) Also: The Observer (UK), (Read the Pentagon Report)

· Carbon Dioxide levels approach 380 ppm  after year of rapid rise (March, 2004)

· CO2 dramatically changing composition of Amazon rainforests (March, 2004)

· Blair science adviser silenced after criticizing Bush climate policies (March, 2004)

· Swiss Re warns of coming climate catastrophe (March, 2004)

· Arctic Ice collapse strands scientists, destroys Russian research station (March, 2004)

· Pentagon plans for rapid climate change event: Fortune Magazine (Jan. 2004) . . . while scientists say it may already be too late (Jan. 2004) Also: The Observer (UK), (Read the Pentagon Report)

· Bush Administration "distorts" science: Union of Concerned Scientists (Feb. 2004)

· Warming is "tearing the heart out of" coral reefs (Feb. 2004)

· 2003  ties  2002 for second hottest year (Jan. 2004)

· The Weather Channel incorporates climate change in its coverage (Jan. 2004)

· UK Government science adviser blasts Bush climate policies (Jan. 2004)

· Scientists see warming driven extinctions of one third of earth's species (Jan. 2004)

· Bush voluntary climate plan flops   (Jan. 2004)

· Changes in Atlantic Ocean salinity  trouble researchers (Dec. 2003)

· Report urges World Bank to stop funding oil projects (Dec. 2003)