(July 9, 2011)
The Vancouver Sun
In the Napa Valley, concerned vintners have set up climate monitoring equipment in order to study weather patterns and gain a better understanding of how changing patterns will affect them. The Valley is the subject of a recent study to try and grasp the weather patterns of the past and determine future fluctuations for the famous wine-growing region.
(July 6, 2011)
Over the past decade, drought and a warming climate have increased the threat of insects on the nation’s forests. 37 million acres have been killed over the past 5 years, compared to 12 million during the previous 5 year period. 8% of forests in the lower 48 have been damaged by insect attacks over the last 5 years, compared to just 2% from fires.
(June 25, 2011)
“A California appellate court has ruled that state regulators can proceed with plans to implement a carbon cap-and-trade system, a decision that puts them on track to launch the market as scheduled in January 2012.”
(June 28, 2011)
Yale and George Mason Universities
In a survey that broadly examines how adults think about climate change and policies to curb warming temperatures, 6 ideological categories are defined.