global warming

Climate-science contrarian Roy Spencer's oil-industry ties

September 7, 2011 - Roy Spencer doesn't disclose his leadership roles in climate skeptic groups financed by Exxon and other key players in what's been dubbed the "climate denial machine": the network of companies, think tanks and foundations that have sought to deny and downplay the scientific consensus that global warming is real and caused in large part by human activity.

The South's painful kidney-climate connection

May 21, 2008 - If your kidneys are killing you, our warming climate may be partly to blame. A number of papers being presented at this week's 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association taking place in Orlando, Fla. link urinary tract diseases and environmental conditions -- including global warming.

More grim news on global warming

April 6, 2007 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today released its second summary report of the year, this one detailing the observed impacts of global warming on humans and the natural environment. The news is not good.

The storms are coming ...

June 12, 2006 - On June 1, the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project issued a major report (pdf) revealing how poorly prepared t