Global Warming and Climate Change News

Commentary: Forget the Anthropocene. Welcome to the Idiocene.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

The first glimpses of a Trump Administration in action have, to most citizens in America and abroad, been quite unnerving. Appalling. Unsettling. In other words, everything that his pre-election conduct promised us. [News Source]

Repeal of BLM rule is short-sighted, method is extreme and undemocratic.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

In 2014, NASA discovered a methane cloud the size of Delaware hovering over the San Juan Basin. Although this area includes a vast outcrop that releases methane naturally, there are more than 23,000 gas wells in Southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico. These wells are flared, vented and, inevitably, there are leaks – in pipelines too. [News Source]

Sweden criticises US climate stance as it reveals ambitious carbon emissions law.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Prime minister Stefan Löfven calls the Trump administration’s approach worrying as he announces new law binding future governments to a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. [News Source]

“Let the leaking begin” — longtime NASA watchdog welcomes new rogue-agency tweeters.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Keith Cowing has a message to the “rogue” government employees publishing “alternative” news about their departments on Twitter and elsewhere: "Welcome! Welcome to the revolution. Let the leaking begin! [News Source]

Republicans look to block EPA from tackling climate change.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

GOP lawmakers have their sights set on stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to take action on climate change. [News Source]

Jane Lubchenco on the role of scientists.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

The former Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oregonian Jane Lubchenco, says scientists need to learn how to write like human beings and be a beacon of hope in a “post-truth world.” [News Source]

We know what the country looks like without the EPA: Filthy.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Donald Trump and his administration may trash-talk environmental enforcers, but America looked a lot worse without them. [News Source]

An independent study confirms NOAA’s conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

A new analysis of sea surface temperatures from an independent source corroborates updated global warming data released in 2015 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [News Source]

Rex Tillerson backs aggressive policy in disputed South China Sea as Exxon, Russia eye region’s oil and gas.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

President Donald Trump's newly sworn-in Secretary of State, recently retired ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, turned heads when he expressed support for an aggressive military stance against China's actions in the disputed South China Sea during his Senate committee hearing and in response to questions from Democratic Party Committee members. [News Source]

Bureau of Indian Affairs sending agents to help clear Dakota Access protesters from site.
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

The federal government announced Friday that it was dispatching Bureau of Indian Affairs agents to help clear Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. [News Source]

Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020.’
Saturday February 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Solar power and clean cars are ‘gamechangers’ consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report. [News Source]