Global Warming and Climate Change News

More GOP lawmakers bucking their party on climate change.
Sunday August 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

While President Donald Trump continues to dismantle Obama-era climate policies, an unlikely surge of Republican lawmakers has begun taking steps to distance themselves from the GOP’s hard line on climate change. [News Source]

Q&A: How to explain climate science to that person who just won’t listenthis may stop your personal relationships cooling.
Sunday August 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

We all know someone who is dismissive of climate science. We all have friends or family members who think they know more about global warming than trained climate scientists. So how to talk about climate change with those people? [News Source]

Trump’s attack on science isn’t going very well.
Sunday August 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

The first 200 days of the Trump administration have been marked by direct and consistent confrontations with the scientific community, and no area of science has been targeted more explicitly than climate science. [News Source]

Dick Gregory, 84, dies; found humor in the civil rights struggle.
Sunday August 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Dick Gregory, the pioneering black satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He was 84. [News Source]

Canada’s forests are burning, and the smoke is drifting into the Arctic.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high. [News Source]

Weather Channel founder denies climate change: ‘Just kill me.’
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

John Coleman says Al Gore started it — the “global warming silliness.” But now the retired weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel is “horrified” to see San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer channeling the ex-veep with a Climate Action Plan. It “just turns my stomach.” [News Source]

How the U.S. Navy is responding to climate change.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

It’s been more than 20 years since one of the most destructive invasive species in history was released off the coast of Florida. Originally from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, predatory lionfish have invaded the western Atlantic Ocean, spreading from the American east coast through the Caribbean to southern Brazil, devastating coastal ecosystems with their voracious appetites. Now, new research has revealed that invasive lionfish are not quite what they seem., Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it. [News Source]

Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun. [News Source]

What we still don’t know about the Sun.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

When the Moon dims the Sun for a few minutes next week, scientists will get a rare view of our star. Studying an eclipse seems almost quaint — we have telescopes that continuously observe the Sun and NASA is sending a probe to it next year. What further knowledge can we gain? [News Source]

Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump has translated his campaign promise to “make America great again” into his administration’s first blueprint for federal investment in science and technology. [News Source]

Al Gore agrees: Climate change is like ‘Game of Thrones.’
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

On Game of Thrones, King of the North and expert brooder Jon Snow has been spending his time trying to convince everyone that an army of frozen dead people are making their way downtown, walking fast, faces past, South-bound. [News Source]