Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming made Australia’s record-breaking, sizzling summer 50 times more likely.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

A new quick-turnaround analysis from an international group of climate researchers found direct ties between global warming and this summer's heat. [News Source]

Sydney’s swelter has a climate change link, scientists say.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Heat waves like those that affected southeastern Australia early this year are much more likely with human-caused global warming, a study has found. [News Source]

Legislators attempt to mine Amazon’s riches.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Brazil fears that a bill to open up more than 1 million hectares of protected Amazon rainforest aims to facilitate industrial mining in the region. [News Source]

The atmosphere has forgotten what season it is in the US.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

At least 24 tornado reports were recorded with more than 162 high wind reports and more than 200 hail reports, and while this wouldn't be a strange occurrence for a weather pattern in March or April, it happened at the end of February. [News Source]

Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules: White House.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump will target a handful of Obama-era green regulations, including a federal coal mining ban and an initiative forcing states to cut carbon emissions, in an executive order as soon as next week, a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday. [News Source]

Republican Issa joins bipartisan House caucus on climate change.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

U.S. Republican Representative Darrell Issa of California has joined the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers dedicated to fighting climate change, spokesmen for the group and Issa said on Wednesday. [News Source]

EPA: Tables are turned as state AGs set their sights on Pruitt.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Scott Pruitt, who sued U.S. EPA more than a dozen times as Oklahoma's chief legal officer, will likely soon find himself on the other side of lawsuits filed by Democratic attorneys general. [News Source]

Republican hearing calls for a lower carbon pollution price. It should be much higher.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Staying below dangerous climate thresholds requires a carbon pollution price much higher than the federal estimate. [News Source]

Children’s climate lawsuit aims to unearth documents from oil group API.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Young plaintiffs hope to uncover how the fossil fuel industry influenced government policies that accelerated climate change. [News Source]

Northern hemisphere sees in early spring due to global warming.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Spring is arriving ever earlier in the northern hemisphere. One sedge species in Greenland is springing to growth 26 days earlier than it did a decade ago. And in the US, spring arrived 22 days early this year in Washington DC. [News Source]

Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday. [News Source]