Global Warming and Climate Change News

Fighting climate change could trigger a massive financial crash.
Sunday July 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

The great crash of 2023 made the 2007 financial crisis look like a blip. It was triggered by US president Bernie Sanders signing emergency measures to slash carbon emissions. [News Source]

Lobby group tied to Koch Brothers, Brexit, climate deniers pushes ‘strong pro-corporate agenda’.
Sunday July 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

A new lobby group has appeared in Europe claiming to represent "consumers." But a closer look reveals it is actually backed by some familiar groups known for their efforts to weaken climate and environmental regulations. [News Source]

The immense, eternal footprint humanity leaves on earth: Plastics.
Sunday July 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

If human civilization were to be destroyed and its cities wiped off the map, there would be an easy way for future intelligent life-forms to know when the mid-20th century began: plastic. [News Source]

The coal disillusion in Asia.
Sunday July 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

India, adding 8.8GW in new solar capacity this year, will overtake Japan as the third largest solar market worldwide after China and the US. [News Source]

Australia seeks to extend commercial fishing in protected waters.
Sunday July 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

Australia plans to allow fishing across 80 percent of its protected maritime sanctuaries, the government said on Friday in a proposal that would vastly extend commercial activity in the world's largest marine-reserves network. [News Source]

The immense, eternal footprint humanity leaves on earth: Plastics., The immense, eternal footprint humanity leaves on Earth: Plastics.
Sunday July 23rd 2017, 10:00 AM

If human civilization were to be destroyed and its cities wiped off the map, there would be an easy way for future intelligent life-forms to know when the mid-20th century began: plastic. [News Source]

Trump administration seeks to sidestep border wall environmental study: sources.
Saturday July 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol plans to use a 2005 anti-terror law to sidestep an environmental impact study for a section of President Donald Trump's border wall that will pass through a Texas national refuge for endangered ocelots, according to two government sources familiar with the matter. [News Source]

Is global warming changing the Southwest monsoon?
Saturday July 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

An international research team says monsoon storms in the Southwest have become less frequent but more intense, bringing more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than just a few decades ago. [News Source]

Worst drought in 16 years threatens food supplies in North Korea – U.N.
Saturday July 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

North Korea is facing severe food shortages due to the worst drought since 2001 with food imports needed to ensure children and the elderly do not go hungry, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday. [News Source]

China adds record 24.4 gigawatts of new solar in first half of 2017.
Saturday July 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

China installed a record 24.4 gigawatts worth of new solar capacity across the first half of 2017, according to new figures from the country’s solar PV association, a new year-on-year record of 9% up on 2016’s own record installation numbers. [News Source]

Scaramucci once said it’s ‘disheartening’ that many dismiss climate change. Then he took a job with Trump.
Saturday July 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Before he was an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new White House communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate scientists that human activity was warming Earth. It was “disheartening” that so many people dismissed climate change as a “hoax,” Scaramucci tweeted. [News Source]