CLIMATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CLIMATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438674-68/emissions-carbon-china-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438674-68/emissions-carbon-china-percent.html.csp">China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions up</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="2014-09-21T12:30:25.074-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air last year by burning coal, oil and gas. That is 778 million tons (706 metric tons) or 2.3 percent more than the previous year. “It’s in the wron...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386742014-09-21T12:30:25.074-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T12:30:25.074-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438674@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:30:25 MDT Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438687-68/climate-march-thousands-global.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438687-68/climate-march-thousands-global.html.csp">Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VERENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL SISAK </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T12:19:43.66-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. The crowds of marchers, which included actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly, wound through midtown Manhattan, joined along the way by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, former Vice President Al Gore and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The march was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386872014-09-21T12:19:43.66-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T12:19:43.66-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438687@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:19:43 MDT Letter: Climate change march in S.L. Sunday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430274-82/climate-march-gas-madoff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430274-82/climate-march-gas-madoff.html.csp">Letter: Climate change march in S.L. Sunday</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:23:17.034-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Do you recall Bernie Madoff, the financier who orchestrated the greatest Ponzi scheme in history? Nine years before his financial empire crumbled, Harry Markopolos crunched the numbers and concluded that Madoff was a fraud and his scheme would collapse. Markopolos reported findings to the SEC, but his warnings went unheeded. Now scientists have the crunched numbers on climate change. They have found that if the world doesn’t transition to clean energy and leave most of the coal, oil and gas in ...</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> 58430274@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:17 MDT NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58429581-68/august-record-noaa-heat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58429581-68/august-record-noaa-heat.html.csp">NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August</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="2014-09-18T13:56:03.137-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth’s hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday. May, June and August all set global heat records this year. Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees Fahrenheit (16.35 degrees Celsius), breaking a record set in 1998. Scientists at NASA, who calculate global temperature a tad differently, also found August as the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584295812014-09-18T13:56:03.137-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T13:56:03.137-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429581@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:56:03 MDT U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58395675-68/levels-climate-carbon-emissions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58395675-68/levels-climate-carbon-emissions.html.csp">U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization said in an annual report. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year and is 42 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583956752014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58395675@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:52:02 MDT Federal proposal to protect wolverines withdrawn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289362-78/wildlife-wolverine-decision-wolverines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289362-78/wildlife-wolverine-decision-wolverines.html.csp">Federal proposal to protect wolverines withdrawn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:09:49.513-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Climate change may be impacting wolverines in North America, but federal officials have decided that’s not enough to warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announced Tuesday that his agency was withdrawing its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species. But he added the agency is not ignoring the real threat of climate change to North American wildlife. “We consider climate change among the most significa...</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> 58289362@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:09:49 MDT Letter: Climate solution? How about a new planet? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58377983-82/climate-planet-problem-anew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58377983-82/climate-planet-problem-anew.html.csp">Letter: Climate solution? How about a new planet?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:50:02.481-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denizens of Earth: Climate change is an issue. However we as a race are treating it like an assignment from a teacher that says “you can’t do this the night before,” but in this case it’s the truth. The problem is real, but we’re procrastinating in the thick of needing to combat a self-created problem. We will do too little too late. We need to focus on a plan “B” we can work on to preserve the human legacy. We need to take to the stars! If we start our interest anew we can hope that we will be ...</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> 58377983@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:50:02 MDT Op-ed: ‘Energy Summit’ shows who’s driving Utah’s bus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364636-82/energy-utah-groups-summit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364636-82/energy-utah-groups-summit.html.csp">Op-ed: ‘Energy Summit’ shows who’s driving Utah’s bus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Moench</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:44:53.033-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities have confirmed your most cynical assessment of our political landscape. They analyzed statistical data on 1,779 national issues regarding which of four groups had the most influence over national policy outcomes — average citizens, mass-based interest groups, business-dominated interest groups or the super rich. The results won’t surprise you at all. The views of the average citizen have a near zero impact on public policy, mass interest g...</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> 58364636@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:44:53 MDT Letter: Climate change is not imaginary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358736-82/climate-future-issue-borgenicht.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358736-82/climate-future-issue-borgenicht.html.csp">Letter: Climate change is not imaginary</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:44:16.174-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lou Borgenicht made a good point in his letter to the editor (“Climate change is a moral issue,” August 28). Are we that naive to think that the effects of climate change are imaginary or will suddenly abate, or is the real issue that no one wants to bear the cost of what needs to be done to protect our future and the future of our children? I always believed that hope was not a strategy. I guess there are many who do. Michael Feldman Salt Lake City</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> 58358736@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:44:16 MDT Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364825-68/ice-sea-arctic-polar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364825-68/ice-sea-arctic-polar.html.csp">Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice</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="2014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of that cold air. Researchers say that’s because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia. Normally, the polar vortex is penned in the Arctic. But at times it escapes and wanders south, bringing with it a bit of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583648252014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364825@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:32:38 MDT Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361155-68/fish-climate-pupfish-temperature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361155-68/fish-climate-pupfish-temperature.html.csp">Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:16:02.432-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada’s desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying climate change anticipate that as Earth continues to warm, fish and wildlife will migrate away from the equator or seek higher ground for a cooler habitat. “The catch phrase is ‘Migrate, Adapt or Die,’” said Mark Hausner, a...</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> 58361155@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:16:02 MDT Washington Post: A climate for change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351401-82/emissions-countries-carbon-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351401-82/emissions-countries-carbon-china.html.csp">Washington Post: A climate for change</a></h4>