Nature Helps With the Arctic Meltdown -- We Could Never Have Done It Alone!

There's more to the recent dramatic and alarming thawing of the Arctic region than can be explained by man-made global warming alone, a new study found.

New York Times pegs global warming as top environmental issue

The warming of the planet is the overriding environmental issue of our time , with former vice-president Al Gore playing a crucial role in raising public awareness. Although the appetite for decisive action is growing – except at the White House – the U.S. is still a long way from a comprehensive response to the challenge. Several Democratic hopefuls in this year’s presidential campaign are stepping up to the plate, but most Republicans are still dithering.

Weather-Related Insurance Losses Doubled in '07

Losses to insurers from natural disasters nearly doubled this year to just below $30 billion globally after an unusually quiet 2006, a leading reinsurer said, from winter storms in Europe, flooding in Britain and wildfires in the U.S.

Munich Re also warned that climate change could mean a growing number of weather-related catastrophes in coming years.

The Top 5 YouTube Global Warming Videos of 2007

At DeSmogBlog we monitor Youtube on a daily basis looking for the videos that effectively convey the reality and urgency of global warming.

Here's this year's top 5…

Clean Coal Founders on Bureaucratic Obstacle Course

Clean coal-fired power plants have been touted as a remedy for an environmentally challenged age, offering the promise of turning cheap but dirty coal into a pollution-free energy source.

Don't turn off those wind turbines yet. 

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