Global Warming and Climate Change News

Can tourism protect the Great Barrier Reef?
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

A severe bleaching event last year prompted reports of the Great Barrier Reef’s death. But tour operators say much of the reef still thrives, and their boats can help protect it. [News Source]

Toyota, Suzuki to work together in green, safety technology.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Japanese automakers Toyota and Suzuki, which began discussing a partnership in October, said Monday they would work together in ecological and safety technology — a rapidly growing area in the industry. [News Source]

Why dirt will be as valuable as water in a warming world.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Rivers are supposed to transport sediment. We need that sediment to combat sea level rise. But the dams we need for water are holding back the dirt, a problem that may become acute very soon. [News Source]

Warming-driven heat waves could tax U.S. electrical grid.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

With heat waves becoming more intense and happening more often as the world warms, air conditioner use on the hottest days will put substantially more demand on the nation’s electricity grids, a new study finds. [News Source]

Leafy suburbs of the wealthy world face growing danger from wildfires, experts warn.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

The leafy suburbs of some of the wealthiest places in the world are facing a growing risk of being consumed by a devastating wildfire, according to a major new study that mapped 23 million different fires over the last decade. [News Source]

California should protect most vulnerable people impacted by drought.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Climate change models predict that California’s periodic droughts will become more frequent and severe. While recent storms have brought some relief, now is the time to put measures in place to safeguard those most vulnerable to drought from the next dry period. [News Source]

Why climate change is good news for wasps.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Several new species of wasp have arrived in Britain with our warming weather, and their larger relative the hornet, once confined to the extreme south, has spread across England. [News Source]

Ebell’s goal: Reforms ‘President Warren’ can’t reverse.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Myron Ebell wants U.S. EPA changed so profoundly that there will be no going back. [News Source]

Climate change may overload US electrical grid: Study.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

As the planet warms due to climate change and hot days become more common, the U.S. electrical grid could be unable to meet peak energy needs by century's end, researchers warned Monday. [News Source]

Fierce North Atlantic storm to send temperatures soaring at North Pole (again).
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

A massive storm in the North Atlantic will bring temperatures to near the melting point at the North Pole. [News Source]

How Cory Bernardi was inspired to push climate denial from US conservative groups.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Climate science denial group the Heartland Institute helped inspire Cory Bernardi and Malcolm Roberts to push back against policies to cut emissions. [News Source]