Global Warming and Climate Change News

Why facts don’t change our minds.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. The students were then asked to distinguish between the genuine notes and the fake ones. [News Source]

Amazon deforestion, once tamed, comes roaring back.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness. [News Source]

VIDEO: Dr. Ben Santer debunks Ted Cruz’ denial of climate change.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

Dr. Ben Santer of Lawrence Livermore Labs talks with Seth Meyers about being a government climate scientist under the Trump Administration. [News Source]

Plan to save Great Barrier Reef has been set back decades, Australian experts say.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday. [News Source]

Amazon deforestation, once tamed, comes roaring back.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

A few months ago, a representative from Cargill traveled to this remote colony in Bolivia's eastern lowlands in the southernmost reaches of the vast Amazon River basin with an enticing offer. [News Source]

Trump establishes task forces to eliminate ‘job killing regulations.’
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

President Trump signed an executive order Friday establishing task forces in every agency for “removing job killing regulations and increasing economic opportunity.” [News Source]

Scores of northeastern U.S. cities just had their warmest February weather ever recorded .
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

In many parts of the northeastern United States, Friday’s temperatures reached their highest February levels in recorded history. Cities that frequently are buried in snow enjoyed temperatures that soared into the 70s. Their residents, normally huddled up indoors, flocked outside in shorts and T-shirts. [News Source]

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. [News Source]

Why liberals should accept a conservative carbon tax plan.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

Earlier this month, conservative elder statesmen issued a "Let's Make a Deal" on climate: Nix Obama-era regulations in return for a carbon tax and dividend. [News Source]

Drastic cooling in north Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new scientific analysis suggests that that could change much sooner and much faster than thought possible. [News Source]

UN climate chief says environmental action ‘unstoppable’ amid reports Trump may abandon Paris deal.
Saturday February 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Executive Secretary for the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is confident that movement towards environmental action is "unstoppable", despite threats by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the UN climate deal – the Paris Agreement. [News Source]