Global Warming and Climate Change News

Concerned about Trump, scientists are leaning into politics.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

In ivory towers across the country, scientists are leaning in. Spurred by a flurry of executive orders and “alternative facts,” researchers are venturing out of the lab and into the political fray. [News Source]

In order to understand the danger posed by sea-level rise, we need to look to the past.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Evidence of rapid sea-level rises around Southeast Asia thousands of years ago suggests that natural fluctuations in sea level could exacerbate the effects of climate change. [News Source]

How the new climate denial is like the old climate denial.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Both are excuses for inaction. [News Source]

As Antarctic ice shelves shrink, ‘shelfwatchers’ await major break-off.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

A huge iceberg is likely to soon break off from the Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf. Although break-ups themselves don't contribute to sea rise, they can indirectly increase it. [News Source]

Australia swelters in heatwave and argues about energy future.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

As records tumble on east coast, politicians debate the energy mix they need to combat climate change and ensure supply. [News Source]

Sarah’s salvation.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

As the cost of climate change becomes more apparent to Alaskans, a committee set up by a former governor may be headed for a revival. [News Source]

Suburbs are increasingly threatened by wildfires due to climate change.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Warmer winters, prolonged drought, and other effects of global warming multiply the threat of fire in these communities. [News Source]

Australian health fund divests from fossil fuels, saying industry harms members.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

HCF has become the first Australian private health fund to divest from fossil fuels. [News Source]

A Republican carbon tax.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Even if you don’t believe that humans are fully to blame for climate change, a carbon tax is the just the kind of insurance policy everyone needs. [News Source]

Why the worst drought in US history was a ‘climate surprise.’
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

For a while, it seemed as though the big questions about what weather forecasters call the "Great Plains Drought" in the summer of 2012 had been answered. [News Source]

Coastal cities could flood three times a week by 2045.
Friday February 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

The lawns of homes purchased this year in vast swaths of coastal America could regularly be underwater before the mortgage has even been paid off, with new research showing high tide flooding could become nearly incessant in places within 30 years. [News Source]