The Heat Is Online

Climate News Updates: July -- December, 2008

* Atmosphere is ripe for climate disaster now (Nov. 2008)

* Ocean acidification "tipping point" seen arriving by 2030 (Nov. 2008)

* Maldives launches fund to  relocate population  (Nov. 2008)

* Institutional investors push for climate agreement (Nov. 2008)

* Current warming trend is steepest in 5,000 years (Nov. 2008)

* IEA: 2* C rise may be an impossible goal (Nov. 2008)

* Methane release accelerated by Arctic melting (Nov. 2008)

* World's uranium reserves far smaller than projected (Nov. 2008)

* ExxonMobil posts biggest quarterly profit in history (Oct. 2008)

* Sudden rise in methane levels puzzles scientists (Oct. 2008)

* China's coal diet costs $250 billion in human damages (Oct. 2008)

* Maryland State Police put climate activists on terrorist list (Oct. 2008)

* Amphibians in Yellowstone falling victim to climate change (Oct. 2008)

* Rare tropical storm leaves nearly 60 people dead in Yemen (Oct. 2008)

* Climate change outpacing IPCC projections (Oct. 2008)

* Australian drought  "without historical precedent(Oct. 2008)

 

* Climate impacts will displace millions in coming decades (Oct. 2008)

 

* Seas to rise one meter this century:  study (Oct. 2008) 

 

* Warming could spread 12 deadly infectious diseases (Oct. 2008)

* UN: biofuels cause more hunger than climate protection (Oct. 2008)

* Arctic sea ice melts to record low volume (Oct. 2008)

* One quarter of land mammals face extinction (Oct. 2008)

* Despite windfall profits, subsidies to US oil companies soar (Oct. 2008)

Emissions rise 38% since 1992 -- 450 ppm likely by 2030 (Sept. 2008)
 
* Scientists shaken by unexpected methane releases in the Arctic (Sept. 2008)
 
* Bird species around the world are in decline -- Report (Sept. 2008)
 
* Schellnhuber: any CO2 concentration over 280 ppm is unsafe (Sept. 2008)
 
* Rising temperatures turn plants to CO2 sources (Sept. 2008)
 
* Intelligence agencies see climate as top security risk for next president (Sept. 2008)
 
* Philippine biodiversity seen as first casualty of climate change (Sept. 2008)
 
* Long Australian drought breaks 117-year-old record (Sept. 2008)
 
* Arctic melt may signal warming is "unsto