Global Warming and Climate Change News

A comic strip mirrors the ravages of climate change.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

The newspaper comic strip “Arctic Circle,” by the environmentally minded cartoonist Alex Hallatt, is about talking penguins and their fellow creatures living in the north. Starting Monday, under a caption that says “An Inconvenient Truth,” the menagerie will find their world shrinking and their conversations will be about global warming. [News Source]

Drop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethink.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Onshore windfarms could be built in the UK for the same cost as new gas power stations and would be nearly half as expensive as the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, according to a leading engineering consultant. [News Source]

Sea level rise could bring costly flooding in coastal communities within decades.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides. [News Source]

As the climate changes, Kenyan herders find centuries-old way of life in danger.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Nomadic herders have lived off the vast expanses of grass in the Rift Valley for centuries. But recently, as the climate has changed, the grass here has died and a way of life that has existed for centuries is in danger. [News Source]

Climate change lawsuits face uphill battle, but could have radical implications.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Does a trio of new lawsuits aimed at forcing the world’s largest oil companies to pay for the projected effects of rising seas along California’s coast have a fighting chance? [News Source]

Proposed wind farm runs into opposition in Ocean City, Congress.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Ocean City officials are resisting a plan to build a wind farm off Maryland's coast - among the first of its kind in the nation - and they are taking their fight to Congress. [News Source]

Michael Gove ‘deeply regrets’ Trump’s approach to Paris climate agreement.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” Donald Trump’s approach to the Paris agreement on climate change and hopes the president will have a change of heart, in his first speech since returning to the cabinet. [News Source]

Rome risks water rationing as drought-hit lake set to go offline.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Authorities have ordered a halt to pumping water out of a lake near Rome following a prolonged drought, a decision that could force city officials to impose water rationing in the Italian capital. [News Source]

Academic encourages Fiji to look at climate change alternatives.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

A scholar on regional affairs says Fiji needs to focus on pursuing alternative paths forward with its efforts against climate change. [News Source]

‘The idea is coming of age’: Indigenous Australians take carbon farming to Canada.
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Australia’s world-leading Indigenous land management and carbon farming programs are spreading internationally, with a formal agreement signed to help build a similar program in Canada. [News Source]

How does climate change impact you?
Monday July 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Most people in Idaho believe climate change will not impact them. In reality, climate change is already impacting most of us in one way or another. [News Source]