Global Warming and Climate Change News

South Florida continues prep for sea level rise.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

South Florida is taking more steps to protect against climate change and the rising seas that already are spilling over into neighborhoods. [News Source]

Calling Secretary Tillerson.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

When Rex Tillerson showed up for his first day of work at the State Department earlier this month, he moved quickly to allay the concerns of diplomats and others alarmed by President Trump's security policies and his disparaging comments about allies and partners. [News Source]

A world turned upside down.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

Wind and solar energy are disrupting a century-old model of providing electricity. What will replace it? [News Source]

Here’s why it’s so frickin’ hot right now.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

There's something about a warm February day that reminds you that something just isn't right. It gives you that nagging feeling that maybe global warming is real after all. [News Source]

Farmer brings water to wild animals in drought-stricken Kenya.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

When Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua pulls his huge truck up to its destination in Kenya, dozens of elated four-legged customers are already waiting for him and others come racing when they hear the rumble of his engine. [News Source]

Ben Santer on Seth Meyer’s Late Show – How climate deniers lie.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

The reason most people have not heard of Ben Santer is that, while his contributions to climate science have been massive and epic in importance, and his courage in standing up to an almost unparalleled barrage of attacks is legendary, Ben himself is one of the quietest, most unassuming people you will ever meet. [News Source]

Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

Billions of dollars in flood projects have eased fears of levee breaks near California’s capital and some other cities, but state and federal workers are joining farmers with tractors in round-the-clock battles this week to stave off any chain-reaction failure of rural levees protecting farms and farm towns. [News Source]

71 Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston and Buffalo rewrite record book.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, the temperature in Buffalo, N.Y., hit 71 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, in the latest sign of the mild, even warm, winter that much of the Eastern U.S. is experiencing. [News Source]

How much is climate change to blame for this warm weather?
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

Recent warm weather in the East has left some feeling guilty about the possible influence from global warming. A NOAA climate expert said the ties to climate change are possible but can't be determined until further studies are done. [News Source]

Is China finally losing patience with North Korea? Let’s hope so.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

At long last, the Chinese government has inflicted a penalty on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for his reckless nuclear-weapons program. China will no longer import North Korean coal, at least until the end of the year. [News Source]

How to declare war on coal’s emissions without declaring war on coal communities.
Sunday February 26th 2017, 9:00 AM

I grew up in a place named for coal: Carbon County, Pa., where energy-rich anthracite coal was discovered in the late 1700s. [News Source]