Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘Bring on more renewables,’ US regulator says as grid study looms.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

Wind and solar power does not make the U.S. electricity grid less stable, an outgoing federal regulator said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration readies a study that will examine whether renewable energy has had a harmful effect. [News Source]

What if we could design cities to minimize the urban heat island effect?
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

How much green space do you need to sprinkle in amongst the buildings and parking lots in order to make the temperature of the city as a whole more comfortable? [News Source]

Climate scientists just debunked deniers’ favorite argument.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

And in the process, illustrated the difference between skepticism and denial. [News Source]

Wind power’s big bet: Turbines taller than skyscrapers.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

Wind farm operators are betting on a new generation of colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, as they seek to remain profitable after European countries phase out subsidies that have defined the green industry since the 1990s. [News Source]

After denial, Trudeau sheds light on German magazine report.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shed some light on a German magazine's explosive report that he appeased United States President Donald Trump on climate change. [News Source]

Paris Agreement without the US: Island states ′may have to abandon their territories.′
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the Paris deal could spell environmental chaos - especially for small island states under threat from rising sea levels, warns scientist Hans-Otto Pörtner. [News Source]

Fires rise in Arctic as ‘lightning follows the warming.’
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change is driving up the number of forest fires ignited by lightning, and it's pushing them farther north, to the edges of the Arctic tundra, researchers say. [News Source]

UPS looks to add more green vehicles to its fleet by 2025.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it would add more vehicles that run on non-conventional power to its fleet by 2025, as the package delivery company looks to cut its greenhouse emissions. [News Source]

Rick Perry wants to hold a dangerous, totally BS debate on global warming.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

A red team, blue team debate is a red herring. [News Source]

Federal minister praises P.E.I for environmental efforts.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is on her first official visit to P.E.I., addressing delegates at the annual meeting of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America. [News Source]

Can we restore our climate? Science and faith say yes.
Wednesday June 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

As a person of faith, this vision of climate restoration sounds like an opportunity to fulfill the biblical ideal of humanity as stewards of creation. [News Source]