Global Warming and Climate Change News

Michael E. Mann: ‘ClimateGate 2.0′ Is bunkum, and I should know.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

COINED THE term “Serengeti Strategy” in my 2012 book “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.” It’s meant to describe how industry special interests and their patrons in power single out individual researchers or teams of scientists for attack, in much the same way lions of the Serengeti single out an individual zebra from the herd., I coined the term “Serengeti Strategy” in my 2012 book “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.” It’s meant to describe how industry special interests and their patrons in power single out individual researchers or teams of scientists for attack, in much the same way lions of the Serengeti single out an individual zebra from the herd. [News Source]

Want ‘climate change consensus’? Let’s form the McChrystal Commission.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

I don’t know who to trust actually on these issues. But I would take very seriously the recommendations of a such a commission, and tens of millions would at least pay attention if it is populated in part by big names from entertainment. [News Source]

See how Pacific islanders are living with climate change.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

For indigenous communities in the Pacific, adapting to the impacts of rising seas, fierce storms, and other challenges has become a necessity. [News Source]

A serious Republican idea on climate change:
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but the high temperature in Washington hit a record-shattering 74 degrees on Wednesday, the day a bevy of Republican elder statesmen pitched White House officials on an appealing plan to combat global warming. [News Source]

Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016 .
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables. [News Source]

Time for GOP to tackle climate challenge.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

More conservatives are proposing action on climate change. Wisconsin’s Republican leaders should join the conversation and effort. [News Source]

GOP bill would gut EPA.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

A House Republican is sponsoring legislation to do away with large portions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including environmental justice and greenhouse gas programs. [News Source]

It’s about 50 degrees warmer than normal near the North Pole, yet again.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Peer at a map of the Arctic and it glows fluorescent red. The warmth, compared to normal, is again nearly off the charts. [News Source]

Oil-backed climate skeptic could get key EPA job in Pacific Northwest.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

The man interested in the job of protecting the Northwest's air and water under President Donald Trump makes quick work of some bedrock tenets of the modern-day environmental movement. [News Source]

A chance for Trump to save our streams.
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

The eastern brook trout, whose native haunts in the Appalachians are a short drive from my home in Washington, is a fragile species. It requires the coldest and cleanest water to survive, and over the past two centuries, its ranks have been decimated by all that modern society could throw at it. Today it lives in a fraction of its historic range. [News Source]

Q&A: Former EPA boss offers advice to Pruitt, ‘freaked out’ staff .
Saturday February 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Former U.S. EPA Administrator William Reilly is keeping a close eye on his former agency. Reilly, who led EPA during the George H.W. Bush administration, was a critic of President Trump's environmental agenda on the campaign trail and joined other former Republican EPA leaders endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton during the campaign. [News Source]