Scientists at UC San Diego may have developed a system that could absorb carbon dioxide and split it into carbon oxide and oxygen, and generate electricity. Carbon oxide is a common industrial chemical that is normally captured from natural gas.
The HSBC Climate Confidence Index 2007 is their first survey of public attitudes to climate change in nine of the world’s major markets. They measured global opinions regarding the concern, confidence, commitment, and optimism surrounding global warming.
Arctic sea ice reached its lowest extent on record Friday, and the melting is continuing, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported."Today is a historic day," said Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist at the center. "This is the least sea ice we've ever seen in the satellite record, and we have another month left to go in the melt season this year."
JOHN HOWARD has upped the ante in the battle for voters worried about climate change, offering a $1000 rebate for solar hot water systems that will slash residential electricity bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Rising temperatures are expected to have a huge impact on people's health in the Asia-Pacific region, causing more of everything from food poisoning to malaria, scientists said at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, painting a bleak future for the health of those living in the world's most populous region if steps are not taken now to address climate change.
The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level this week since satellite measurements began nearly 30 years ago, opening up the Northwest Passage – a long-sought short cut between Europe and Asia that has been historically impassable.