Climate change (sometimes "global warming") refers to the long-term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns on Earth over time, as well as the environmental policy that seeks to address it.
Climate scientists used to say that climate change can't be blamed for any one weather event -- until a recent study, which says it is the culprit of some recent heat waves.
49 | August 13, 2012 3:03am |
DELHI -- Activists discuss the lessons of Hurricane Sandy for the rest of the globe.
8 | November 19, 2012 2:23am |
Zipcar's co-founder believes resource sharing can create exponential change.
16 | May 6, 2013 4:39am |
Our natural human tendency to reject uncomfortable ideas probably interferes with action on climate change. But politics, not psychology, is the real obstacle to progress.
20 | December 6, 2011 3:00am |
Climatologist Kim Cobb is working to build better climate forecasts.
11 | October 22, 2012 3:00am |
Hurricane Sandy could finally put an end to climate change silence and denial, and teach us to build a more resilient and climate-friendly infrastructure.
80 | October 30, 2012 1:08pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about climate change.
11 | December 10, 2012 12:23am |
DOHA -- Developed nations industrialized, then realized the harm. New emissions guidelines threaten emerging economies' success. Will one help the other?
15 | December 12, 2012 12:00am |
Energy and climate change are up for discussion tonight in a new Weather Channel program called "Changing Planet." NBC correspondent Anne Thompson tells SmartPlanet what worries her about our...
74 | July 26, 2011 5:30am |
Scientists from the United Kingdom have determined that climate change will lead to more virulent turbulence over the North Atlantic, and thus higher airfares.
13 | April 8, 2013 8:12pm |
New York City seeks to take the lead on preparing an urban area for climate change, which it says will "disproportionately" feel the impacts.
3 | June 1, 2010 11:00am |
New book offers the facts on climate change -- without the rhetoric.
14 | July 24, 2012 7:15am |
Seaside cities must now think of ways to adapt to rising sea levels and more frequent flooding.
August 25, 2012 10:18am |
Health costs associated with climate change are: $14 billion dollars, 21,000 emergency room visits, 1,700 deaths, and 9,000 hospitalizations. In the first study to look at the health care costs of...
4 | November 11, 2011 6:56am |
Forget cleantech. Rather than investing in efforts to prevent climate change, some firms are now seeking ways to make money from our warming planet.
6 | March 7, 2013 7:57pm |
As the damage from extreme weather continues to mount, doubters keep finding reasons to deny that global warming is responsible. Columnist John Rennie questions their arguments.
14 | November 15, 2011 3:00am |
The World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has called for urgent measures to combat the "devastating" consequences of climate change.
20 | November 19, 2012 5:45am |
There's no shortage of discussion about climate change. But it's not often that the conversation shifts to how the world's poorest could be affected by global warming.
19 | February 16, 2010 4:00am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading the latest news concerning climate change.
6 | February 14, 2012 2:03am |