Global Warming and Climate Change News

Hunger rises in Somalia as El Niño floods loom: U.N.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said on Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. [News Source]

Obama walks a fine line on climate in Alaska, and so do Alaskans.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

The president’s climate proclamations during his trip ring hollow to environmentalists who oppose Arctic drilling, but oil still fuels Alaska’s economy. [News Source]

In Alaska, Obama highlights climate change while his decisions draw accusations of ‘hypocrisy.’
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

As President Barack Obama visits Alaska this week, he is facing criticism and outright outrage from environmental advocates who say his focus on climate change while in the region contradicts his administration's decision to allow Shell to drill there. [News Source]

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf: Study.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges, a U.S. study said on Monday. [News Source]

Climate change means one world’s death and another’s birth.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

What this new world will look like, exactly, is impossible to predict, and humans aren’t guaranteed to survive in it. [News Source]

Storm-hit Dominica evokes poor-rich rift as climate talks resume.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

Just days before global negotiators were set to meet for talks on climate change, Tropical Storm Erika killed at least 20 people on Dominica. [News Source]

Obama makes urgent appeal in Alaska for climate change action.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

President Obama said at an international conference that “we’re not acting fast enough,” challenging leaders and citizens to reduce emissions to “protect the one planet that we’ve got while we still can.”, President Obama said at an international conference that “we’re not acting fast enough” on climate change. [News Source]

Group pitches $2.8 billion hurricane protection plan.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

A Rice University-based group is proposing an entirely new plan for protecting Houston, its ship channel and its residents from a massive storm surge during the next big hurricane. But consensus remains elusive. [News Source]

Gov. Walker looking at reviving state climate change policy group.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

The administration of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is examining whether to revive a dormant group of officials dedicated to developing the state’s climate change policy, a top administration official said Monday. [News Source]

Local development, the key to legitimising Amazon hydropower dams.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

In the case of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Brazil, the projects aimed at mitigating the social impacts have been delayed. But in other cases, infrastructure such as hospitals and water and sewage pipes could improve the image of the hydropower plants on Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rivers, turning them into a factor of effective local development. [News Source]

Where the 2016 Republican candidates stand on climate change.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

Most of the GOP's 2016 presidential candidates, either don't acknowledge climate change is happening, or they question whether it's caused by human activity. [News Source]