Global Warming and Climate Change News

Could NJ become the land of blizzards? A study says it might happen.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

The Garden State, and other states along the East Coast, could face more frequent winter storms as a result of changing weather patterns that have been documented in Greenland. [News Source]

Gore on climate change: ‘We’re going to win this.’, Gore on climate change: ‘We’re going to win this.’
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday he’s “very optimistic” about the world’s ability to avoid the worst of climate change.  “We’re going to win this,” Gore said at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington. [News Source]

Focus should be on efficient energy.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

Long term, oil and gas can’t be the go-to energy source to fuel future growth. [News Source]

Taking on climate change is key to public health.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

In perhaps the last great rebranding effort before the president leaves office in January, the administration is recasting its campaign to slow climate change not merely as an economic imperative, not only as a national security priority, but perhaps above all, an issue of public health. [News Source]

Dry winter and warm spring set stage for Canadian inferno.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

El Niño played a role in the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, scientists say, by creating conditions in which vegetation can ignite more readily. [News Source]

A climate plan for conservatives.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is deserving of support, no matter your political affiliation. [News Source]

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’ warns World Bank.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. [News Source]

One year in, Richard Di Natale faces first verdict on Greens’ new pragmatism.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

A Greens leader quoting Thatcher? Richard Di Natale celebrates his first anniversary as the Greens party leader on Friday. In an interview for the occasion, he referred to Thatcher’s groundbreaking global warming speeches approvingly. [News Source]

Oil firms have 10 years to change strategy or face ‘short, brutish end.’
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

International oil companies such as Shell and BP must completely change their business model or face a “nasty, brutish and short” end within 10 years, one of Britain’s most influential energy experts has warned. [News Source]

Turnbull government’s latest Direct Action climate auction spends up big on trees.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

More than half a billion dollars has been spent in the latest auction under the Turnbull government's Direct Action climate change plan, with the vast majority of the money committed to tree projects. [News Source]

Oil giants would be worth more by drilling less in a low-carbon world, analysts say.
Friday May 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

Eliminating future investments in tar sands, deepsea drilling and other high-carbon, high-risk projects would create more value for shareholders, analysis says. [News Source]