Global Warming and Climate Change News

Walter Cronkite Reported Climate Change Warnings 35 Years Ago
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 4:15 PM

Walter Cronkite warned of a new ice age and looming global warming decades ago. The American broadcast journalist came into the homes of millions of Americans as the anchor newscaster for CBS Evening News for 19 years. According to a story by CBS News, Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was named “the most trusted man in Walter Cronkite Reported Climate Change Warnings 35 Years Ago is an article from ... [News Source]

Opinion: U.S.'s bold plan for climate change
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 3:17 PM

11 ways climate change affects the world – The consequences of climate change go far beyond warming temperatures, which scientists say are melting the polar ice caps and raising sea levels. [News Source]

Obama submits ‘ambitious’ global warming plan.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

The U.S. formally submitted to the United Nations a commitment to reduce its climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. [News Source]

US pledges emissions cuts of up to 28 percent ahead of global climate treaty.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

The White House pledged to cut carbon pollution by up to 28 percent on Tuesday, boosting the prospects for an international agreement on climate change at the end of the year. [News Source]

Investments in renewables herald ‘paradigm shift.’
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

Amid rising concern about the role of fossil fuels in climate change, there was an unprecedented boom in renewables across the globe in 2014, suggesting that countries are already shifting toward more low-carbon energy as the cost to build solar and wind farms falls quickly. [News Source]

Renewable Energy Target: Wind tower maker Keppel Prince makes fresh calls for RET decision.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

Portland-based wind tower maker Keppel Prince has used a public hearing on wind farms to renew calls for a decision to be made on the Renewable Energy Target. [News Source]

‘Green Feed Machine’ analyses cattle belches for methane emissions.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

New research is using a machine imported from America to analyse the methane emissions in cattle belches, with the goal of creating a low-gas diet. [News Source]

Why FEMA wants your state to stop ignoring climate change.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

Beginning next year, the agency will require states to evaluate the risks that climate change poses to their communities in order to gain access to millions of dollars of disaster preparedness funding. [News Source]

These Florida Republicans are busy protecting their coasts.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

If anything, as the nation shifts more and more toward living in a changed world, Southeast Florida is a model for how to deal with a problem that is neither going away nor getting less politically contentious. [News Source]

UN: New renewables broke through 100GW barrier in 2014.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

New renewable generating capacity broke the 100GW barrier in 2014, equivalent to the entire fleet of nuclear power plants in the US, a UN report shows. Global investment in renewable energy during 2014 increased by 17 percent from 2013 levels. [News Source]

Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone.
Wednesday April 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone. [News Source]