global warming http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Author Discussion: Finding Profit In Climate Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-discussion-finding-profit-climate-change <h4>In his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594204012/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1594204012&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwfjw-20" target="_blank">“Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming,”</a> author and freelance journalist McKenzie Funk moves the conversation on climate change beyond whether or not it is happening to focus on people around the world who are finding ways to profit from it.</h4><p>“There has been a lot of conversation about getting everyone to be on board with the belief that climate change is happening, but Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:48:26 +0000 Camille Phillips 33841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Discussion: Finding Profit In Climate Change St. Louis Photojournalist Goes Under The Ice To Document Arctic Climate Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-photojournalist-goes-under-ice-document-arctic-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Randall </span>Hyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a St. Louis-based photojournalist and writer. For more than three decades, he has traveled the globe covering cultural and environmental issues.</span></p><p><a href="http://arcticoracles.randallhyman.com/">Hyman recently spent four months in the Norwegian Arctic</a> on a Fulbright project documenting climate change.</p><p>He told St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra that Norwegians are already feeling the effects of global warming.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 31980 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Photojournalist Goes Under The Ice To Document Arctic Climate Change The Science Of Global Warming: How Do We Move Past Debate To Solutions? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-global-warming-how-do-we-move-past-debate-solutions <p>There is a consensus among scientists that global warming is occurring, and the increase in temperature is man-made. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24149439" target="_blank">preparing a new report</a> on the topic that is expected to include strongly worded warnings to reduce the world's consumption of fossil fuels.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:10:15 +0000 Camille Phillips 30137 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Science Of Global Warming: How Do We Move Past Debate To Solutions? Missouri’s Power Plants Among Worst U.S. Greenhouse Gas Polluters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-s-power-plants-among-worst-us-greenhouse-gas-polluters <p></p><p>Missouri's coal-fired power plants are among the largest sources of carbon dioxide pollution in the country and a significant contributor to global warming.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:38:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri’s Power Plants Among Worst U.S. Greenhouse Gas Polluters Studying climate change in the Himalayas: the Missouri Botanical Garden's Jan Salick http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/studying-climate-change-himalayas-missouri-botanical-gardens-jan-salick <p>The Himalayan mountain range in Asia is one of the highest places in the world, with several peaks rising above 8,000 meters. It&rsquo;s also one of the most <a href="http://www.gloria.ac.at/">vulnerable to climate change</a>.</p><p>Seven years ago, <a href="http://www.wlbcenter.org/staff_salick.htm">Missouri Botanical Garden senior curator of ethnobotany Jan Salick</a> traveled to the Himalayas to begin a study of how climate change is affecting alpine plants&mdash;and the local people who depend on them.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra sat down with Salick to talk about her research.</p><p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3279 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Studying climate change in the Himalayas: the Missouri Botanical Garden's Jan Salick Weather disasters hitting Missouri hard, says new report http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weather-disasters-hitting-missouri-hard-says-new-report <p>A <a href="http://www.environmentmissouri.org/reports/moe/path-storm">new report from Environment Missouri</a> presents data on U.S. federally-declared weather disasters from 2006 to 2011, and says climate change will make extreme weather events like droughts and storms more common &ndash; and more severe.</p><p>State advocate for Environment Missouri, Ted Mathys, says 2011 was a particularly bad year for extreme weather in Missouri and across the country.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Weather disasters hitting Missouri hard, says new report Climate change exhibition opens at Saint Louis Science Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-exhibition-opens-saint-louis-science-center <p>An exhibition on <a href="http://www.ipcc.ch/">climate change</a> has opened at the Saint Louis Science Center.</p><p><a href="http://www.slsc.org/WhatToDo/ClimateChange.aspx">The exhibition</a> stays away from political controversies, focusing on the science of climate change and its human and environmental implications.</p><p>Through text, diagrams, interactive stations, and videos, the exhibition shows how human activities are producing greenhouse gasses and contributing to climate change.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:36:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Climate change exhibition opens at Saint Louis Science Center