Global Warming and Climate Change News

Coal lobby’s long game puts talking points into leaders’ mouths.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Climate science denier and veteran lobbyist Fred Palmer is proud of getting Australia to adopt the sector’s arguments on climate and poverty. [News Source]

Trump’s EPA pick poised to survive Senate fight, but his brewing battle with California will be harder to win.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

President Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency survived a rancorous committee vote Thursday, putting him on the path to full Senate confirmation and a confrontation with California. [News Source]

Mistrial for man who broke into pipeline facility in name of climate change.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Kenneth Ward, said while testifying that he targeted the pipeline in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change, and he hoped to inspire a transition off fossil fuels. [News Source]

Republicans try a new tack on climate change.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Trump cabinet nominees offer a more nuanced view of climate change: The Earth is warming, but the impact of human activities remains uncertain. [News Source]

B.C. Liberals undercut NDP’s climate plan with leaked copy.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan watched helplessly Thursday as a major plank of his party’s upcoming election platform was leaked behind his back to his political enemies, sparking questions of party loyalty and campaign tactics just three months before the provincial election. [News Source]

In Peru, droughts give way to floods as climate change looms.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country's most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent. [News Source]

New York City pension system to analyze carbon footprint.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

New York City's $170.6 billion pension system will analyze its carbon footprint for the first time amid concerns of potential investment risks from companies that fail to adapt to climate change, its custodian said in a statement on Thursday. [News Source]

Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone’s cup of tea.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Citizen scientists are being sought for a project which will see tens of thousands of teabags buried in wetlands to monitor carbon sequestration. [News Source]

Fracking opponents want statewide ban in Md.
Friday February 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Opponents of fracking have taken their fight to Annapolis to try to get a ban before a moratorium ends later this year. [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]

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]