Global Warming and Climate Change News

House ‘science nerd’ seeks to correct the record.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

Rep. Don Beyer proudly claims the title of "science nerd," though he admits he lacks the specific technical knowledge to correct misleading scientific statements at a recent House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on climate science. [News Source]

Trump’s climate cuts could result in half-billion extra tons of CO2 in the air.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new analysis quantifies the 'Trump Effect' on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, finding emissions begin to flatten or increase by 2020 under his policy plans. [News Source]

Millions of Colombians at risk from climate change.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday. [News Source]

Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday. [News Source]

How warming is profoundly changing a great northern wilderness.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

The abrupt change in direction of a Yukon river because of a rapidly melting glacier has attracted international attention. But this bizarre development is just one of many climate-driven events that are transforming a vast sub-Arctic area of Canada and Alaska. [News Source]

Most global investors recognize financial risk of climate change, report finds.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

For the first time a majority of global investor heavyweights recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks., For the first time a majority of global investor heavyweights recognize the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks. [News Source]

Oslo, London, Amsterdam lead push for greener transport.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will help to curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday. [News Source]

Today’s Arctic is a ‘profoundly different place.’
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Arctic is experiencing a profound shift into a new state as it loses ice and breaks high temperature records, a clear sign that some of the worst effects of climate change are already happening. [News Source]

Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

Shell-sponsored group says wind is ‘increasingly the cheapest form of electricity’ and urges Tories to review ban on subsidised onshore windfarms. [News Source]

Koch Industries and other corporations lobbied for Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, filings show.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

While public-interest groups were complaining, well-connected corporate lobbyists stalked the halls of Congress to make sure Trump's team was confirmed by the Senate. [News Source]

Edible insects give Mexicans a taste of history – and maybe the future.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AM

Mexican chefs are embracing entomophagy, or bug eating, amid heightened interest in their country's heritage. But the high-protein, low-impact cuisine could have lessons for the rest of the world, as well. [News Source]