Global Warming and Climate Change News

A punchy climate book from a citizen scientist.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

‘Twenty-eight Climate Change Elevator Pitches’ delivers basic, accurate climate information. [News Source]

Santos’ coal seam gas jobs claim at odds with original projection.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Doubts have been raised about claims made in the environmental impact statement for Santos’ controversial plans to drill 850 coal seam gas wells in and around the Pilliga state forest. [News Source]

Climate activist escapes conviction in stunt that shut down 5 pipelines.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

A county court in Washington declared a mistrial in the case of Ken Ward, part of a group of activists who closed valves to a series of pipelines in 2016. [News Source]

After veto override, renewable energy and electricity bills on the rise in Maryland.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to increase the use of renewable energy in the state. [News Source]

‘Watching with bated breath’: Massive iceberg set to break off Antarctic ice shelf.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

It's the crack that's captivating the world. A 110-mile-long rift in an Antarctic ice shelf promises to eventually shear off and create a massive iceberg larger than Rhode Island. [News Source]

The EPA has started to remove Obama-era information.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul of a site that’s been closely watched since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. [News Source]

Climate advocates study industry lobby’s playbook to fight Trump.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Scientists may steal a page from the oil industry’s playbook to stop President Donald Trump rewriting the U.S. position on climate change, by relying on an obscure law meant to ensure federal agencies present accurate information. [News Source]

Hill vows vigilance with research in the crosshairs.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The Trump administration's aggressive anti-climate stance is creating huge waves - with Democrats on guard and unsure of whether they can protect the nation's scientists, and some Republicans rethinking just how deep budget cuts may be. [News Source]

Survey: Only a quarter of Trump voters believe in human-caused climate change.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

From the campaign trail to the White House, the Trump administration has generally shown a lack of concern for human-caused climate change, at best — and, at worst, disbelief in its existence. And it seems that many Trump voters share these views as well. [News Source]

Hong Kong just had its warmest January on record.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The first month of this year was the warmest January in Hong Kong since records began in 1885, according to the Observatory. [News Source]

Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020.’
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020, a new report has suggested. [News Source]