Global Warming and Climate Change News

Study shows how a warming world is changing the Colorado River.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

A new study found that precipitation alone could not explain all of the decline in river flows in the Colorado River during 14 years of drought. The research is helping to paint a picture of how rising temperatures will affect the river. [News Source]

China’s coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming. [News Source]

Merkel discussed China’s electro-cars plan with prime minister Li .
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed China's plan to set quotas for the number of electric cars it wants on its roads in the future in a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang, a government spokesman said on Monday. [News Source]

Scientists just measured a rapid growth in acidity in the Arctic ocean, linked to climate change.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Arctic Ocean is experiencing some of the world's most rapid climate change. [News Source]

VIDEO: Trump is wrong, climate change is more dangerous than terror: Ian Collins.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

Donald Trump is wrong to divert spending from the environment to defence, as climate change is a much bigger concern than terrorism, says Ian Collins. [News Source]

VIDEO: Shell’s 1991 warning: Climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age.’
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

The company’s farsighted 1991 film, titled Climate of Concern, set out with crystal clarity how the world was warming and that serious consequences could well result. [News Source]

Vietnam develops coal power despite environmental concerns.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

While the world strives to use more clean energy, Vietnam focuses on developing coal thermal power. [News Source]

‘Disastrous’: Australia’s carbon emissions jump as coal-fired power ramps up.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

Australia's greenhouse gas pollution jumped in 2015-16 as coal use continued to rise after the scrapping of the carbon price, making it harder to meet its emissions targets. [News Source]

EPA chief promises "aggressive" rollback of regulations soon.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

In a speech, the agency head mentioned the Clean Power Plan, methane standards and the Waters of the United States rule as targets. [News Source]

Study finds peculiar tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water. [News Source]

Warren Buffett: Global warming not impacting Berkshire’s insurance biz.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett on Monday said he has not yet seen sufficient evidence that climate change is affecting weather events to a degree that would make him change the way his conglomerate's insurance businesses write policies. [News Source]