Global Warming and Climate Change News

Trump inspires scientist to run for congress to fight climate change.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Volcanologist Jess Phoenix would agree with President Donald Trump on one thing: There's something wrong with Washington, D.C. "We need science in our everyday lives," she said, speaking in April at the Los Angeles March for Science. "Ignorance is the disease." [News Source]

A flurry of recent statements show widespread climate doubt in the Trump administration.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

After President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, journalists repeatedly asked the White House what he thought about climate change — and couldn’t get straight answers. [News Source]

The Times’s resident expert for a world on fire.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

The email landed almost as soon as I woke up on Father’s Day in Phoenix, where I work as bureau chief. Bryant Rousseau, an editor on the International desk, asked if I could help out on a story about the wildfire that killed at least 64 people in Portugal, including many who were trapped inside their cars. [News Source]

The Times’s resident expert for a world on fire.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

The email landed almost as soon as I woke up on Father’s Day in Phoenix, where I work as bureau chief. Bryant Rousseau, an editor on the International desk, asked if I could help out on a story about the wildfire that killed at least 64 people in Portugal, including many who were trapped inside their cars., The email landed almost as soon as I woke up on Father's Day in Phoenix, where I work as bureau chief. Bryant Rousseau, an editor on the International desk, asked if I could help out on a story about the wildfire that killed at least 64 people in Portugal, including many who were trapped inside their cars. [News Source]

Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Nearly everyone other than science-denying Republican Party leaders understands the importance of a carbon pollution tax. [News Source]

Al Gore: The Green Revolution Is ‘Unstoppable’.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

With his 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, former U.S. vice president Al Gore drew public attention to the threat of climate change. This July, An Inconvenient Sequel opens in theaters. Gore, 69, says the stakes are higher now but the solutions are clearer. [News Source]

American climate action goes local.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Trump is ending U.S. participation in the Paris climate Agreement, but more than 1,000 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, and universities say “Not so fast”. Their “We Are Still In” declaration pledges that subnational jurisdictions and private enterprise will act to meet the US commitments to the Paris agreement. [News Source]

Masculinity and the environment: A double-edged sword.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, with its disastrous consequences for our collective future, has been met with dismay by politicians and citizens from around the world. [News Source]

A bold proposal to unleash America’s green economy.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

China completed construction on the world’s largest solar farm earlier this year. Shortly afterward, both China and India officially surpassed the United States to become the world leaders in renewable energy investment. This all happened before President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement., China completed construction on the world's largest solar farm earlier this year. Shortly afterward, both China and India officially surpassed the United States to become the world leaders in renewable energy investment. This all happened before President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. [News Source]

Tangier Island is hurt both by erosion and climate change.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Tangier Island about a dozen miles from the coast in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, could be considered Ground Zero for the effects of sea-level rise in the region. [News Source]

The environment and patriotism: Q&A with Lt General Russel Honor.é, The environment and patriotism: Q&A with Lt General Russel Honoré
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

My name is Russel Honoré, Lieutenant General, United States Army, retired. I was born and raised in Louisiana, in a little place called Lakeland, about 125 miles north of New Orleans. I spent 37 years in the Army. [News Source]