Global Warming and Climate Change News

Warmer world is making China’s smog woes even worse.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Global warming will lead to more smog in northern China, according to mainland meteorologists. [News Source]

Google and Game of Thrones star team-up to highlight ‘terror’ of climate change.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is swapping the Riverlands of Westeros for the icecaps of Greenland, as part of a new awareness project with Google to visually demonstrate the impacts of climate change. [News Source]

Californians are paying billions for power they don’t need.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

We're using less electricity. Some power plants have even shut down. So why do state officials keep approving new ones? [News Source]

Why coal-fired power handouts would be an attack on climate and common sense.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

The recent coordinated push for new coal-powered electricity generators in Australia comes as the industry is on its last legs. [News Source]

Russia, US could be partners in climate inaction.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

The only big emitter to not ratify the Paris climate agreement, Russia may find it easier to slough off climate action with the U.S. matching its oil-focused view. [News Source]

UK electric vehicle boom drives new car sales to 12-year high.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

The number of new cars registered in the UK hit a 12-year high in January, with electric vehicles taking a record share of the market, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. [News Source]

Using science to see which countries are following through on Paris climate change goals.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

A study last week in Nature Climate Change has developed a measurement tool that can be used to assess each nation’s performance. [News Source]

Shh, scientists hope Trump overlooks major climate report.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Its acronym is just obscure enough to be benign, so little-known that even people in the know stumble over the name of the federal program that guides much of the country's climate research. [News Source]

As demand wanes, US coal has a new playbook to dig itself out.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

High rates of return and credit ratings are seen as more key to the future than boosting production. [News Source]

In Australia and the US, sound climate policy is being held hostage by vested interests.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

We must shift away from a culture of politically motivated climate change denialism to an acceptance of the truly existential threat now facing humanity. [News Source]

The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic.
Tuesday February 07th 2017, 9:00 AM

Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented. These are some of the words that describe what’s been happening in the Arctic over the past year as surge after surge of warm air have stalled, and at times reversed, sea ice pack growth. [News Source]