CLIMATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CLIMATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58468189-68/climate-warming-california-studies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58468189-68/climate-warming-california-studies.html.csp">Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T09:39:30.528-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand. Scientists couldn’t find a global warming link to an early South Dakota blizzard, freak storms in Ger...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584681892014-09-29T09:39:30.528-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T09:39:30.528-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468189@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:39:30 MDT Utah Lit: Diane Ackerman finds wonder in the technology of climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58450658-223/ackerman-human-book-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58450658-223/ackerman-human-book-says.html.csp">Utah Lit: Diane Ackerman finds wonder in the technology of climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T08:47:59.82-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Humans have already proven we can change the world. After all, we’ve created invasive species everywhere, changing the environment around us both accidentally and on purpose. “We’ve already proven we can change the planet, and we made a mess of it,” says Ackerman, who will speak in Salt Lake City on Saturday as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. “Why don’t we put our heads together and change the planet for the better?” That’s the optimistic spine of the naturalist/poet’s new book, “Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450658@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:47:59 MDT Letter: Change your diet to change the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58447425-82/climate-meat-animal-diet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58447425-82/climate-meat-animal-diet.html.csp">Letter: Change your diet to change the world</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T13:11:01.373-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 01:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change, as 120 world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat production accounts for 18 percent of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected World Watch magazine suggested that the contribution may be closer to 50 percent. The meat industry generates carbon dioxide by burning forests to create ani...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447425@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:11:01 MDT Milbank: Obama is liberals’ lesser evil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58450834-82/obama-percent-liberal-climate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58450834-82/obama-percent-liberal-climate.html.csp">Milbank: Obama is liberals’ lesser evil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T12:04:23.379-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them. As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue on the other side of the White House to protest the man they thought was their ally. “When you were elected president, people had such hope for a change,” Malachy Kilbride of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance proclaimed through a handheld amplifier. “What we got was a governm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450834@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:04:23 MDT U.N. chief seeks ‘seeds of hope’ in a world seeming to fall apart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450271-68/president-ban-war-address.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450271-68/president-ban-war-address.html.csp">U.N. chief seeks ‘seeds of hope’ in a world seeming to fall apart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDITH M. LEDERER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T09:30:40.586-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 09:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on global leaders Wednesday to find “seeds of hope” in the turmoil and despair of a world that may seem like it’s falling apart. In his state of the world address at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual ministerial meeting, Ban pointed to crises piling up, disease spreading, Cold War ghosts returning and so much of the Arab spring going violently wrong. “But leadership is precisely about finding the seeds of hope and nurturing th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584502712014-09-24T09:30:40.586-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T09:30:40.586-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450271@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:30:40 MDT Obama: No nation has ‘free pass’ on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446507-68/carbon-climate-united-nations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446507-68/carbon-climate-united-nations.html.csp">Obama: No nation has ‘free pass’ on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINA CAPPIELLO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T21:13:25.835-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UNITED NATIONS • In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution. “The United States has made ambitious investments in clean energy and ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions,” Obama said. “Today I call on all countries to join us, n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584465072014-09-23T21:13:25.835-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T21:13:25.835-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446507@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:13:25 MDT U.N. to leaders: Set ‘new course’ on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446107-68/climate-leaders-nations-countries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58446107-68/climate-leaders-nations-countries.html.csp">U.N. to leaders: Set ‘new course’ on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN and DINA CAPPIELLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T11:24:49.187-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth. Tuesday’s one-day summit at the annual U.N. General Assembly gathering of more than 100 world leaders is a forum for non-binding pledges. It was designed to lay the groundwork for a new global treaty to tackle climate change in December 2015. More t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584461072014-09-23T11:24:49.187-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T11:24:49.187-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446107@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:24:49 MDT Lowry: The climate change march to nowhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444912-82/climate-emissions-global-marchers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444912-82/climate-emissions-global-marchers.html.csp">Lowry: The climate change march to nowhere</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T06:06:17.741-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming. The throng would have better advised to parade in downtown Beijing, assuming the Politburo wouldn’t have called out the infantry. China is the locus of the alleged crime against the planet that is carbon emissions, yet the marchers staged their event in the United States, where prior to last year emissions had been declining (t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58444912@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:06:17 MDT McArdle: Cost of fixing climate change will never be free http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444837-82/free-climate-cost-developing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58444837-82/free-climate-cost-developing.html.csp">McArdle: Cost of fixing climate change will never be free</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Megan McArdle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T05:57:49.565-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 05:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Is fixing climate change free? That’s the suggestion of an international blue-ribbon panel in a new report, which has been enthusiastically embraced by people who would like to fix climate change. “This may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t,” Paul Krugman says. “These are serious, careful analyses.” I hate to be the person to pour cold water on this, but I happen to have this bucket right here. The details are a bit fuzzy so far (the report promises more in a forthcoming techn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58444837@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:57:49 MDT Robinson: People must lead the leaders on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442403-82/climate-carbon-percent-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442403-82/climate-carbon-percent-china.html.csp">Robinson: People must lead the leaders on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T01:01:03.68-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • We are taking a huge gamble with the world’s future. Individual nations — and citizens — must choose to do the right thing to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, even if it means paying an economic cost. Counting on altruism is risky. But it just might work. More than 100 world leaders will assemble Tuesday at the United Nations to discuss what they are already doing, and further steps they might take, to address what majorities in many developed nations see ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442403@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Climate activists disrupt Wall Street http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443148-68/police-street-wall-climate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443148-68/police-street-wall-climate.html.csp">Climate activists disrupt Wall Street</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T20:31:58.737-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 08:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NEW YORK • A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan’s financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis. There were reports of some isolated arrests of protesters, who police said did not obtain a permit for the rally. But by and large, the police...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584431482014-09-22T20:31:58.737-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T20:31:58.737-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58443148@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:31:58 MDT Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58443206-79/street-wall-climate-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58443206-79/street-wall-climate-police.html.csp">Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T16:53:02.217-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan’s financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis. There were reports of some isolated arrests of protesters, who police said did not obtain a permit for the rally. But by and large, the police,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58443206@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:53:02 MDT Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58442296-68/warming-ocean-pacific-period.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58442296-68/warming-ocean-pacific-period.html.csp">Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF BARNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T13:06:02.257-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 01:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new study has found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off North America over the past century closely follow natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming. The study was released Monday by the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It compared ocean surface temperatures from 1900 to 2012 to surface air pressure, a stand-in for wind measurements, and found a close match. Several mainstream climate scienti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584422962014-09-22T13:06:02.257-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T13:06:02.257-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442296@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:06:02 MDT Washington Post Op-ed: Worried about climate change? Plant a tree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440907-82/carbon-climate-forests-forest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440907-82/carbon-climate-forests-forest.html.csp">Washington Post Op-ed: Worried about climate change? Plant a tree</a></h4>