Global Warming and Climate Change News

EPA chief says he doubts carbon dioxide’s role in global warming.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the global scientific consensus on climate change. [News Source]

This tiny program keeps our coasts safe. Trump’s gutting it, of course.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Though hardly a household name, Sea Grant funds important work, supporting over 3,000 scientists and paying for coastal research through 33 university programs. [News Source]

Forests key to mitigating climate change.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Researchers have reminded the world’s governments that forests will play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change – provided policies are robustly pursued and reported with transparency. [News Source]

Rodent’s extinction highlights need for action on climate change.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Will the fate of a tiny rodent come to be seen as a prelude to other species vanishing as a consequence of global warming? [News Source]

Listed Australian companies duck for cover when it comes to climate change, IGCC says.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

The great bulk of Australia's largest listed companies are failing to disclose their exposures to climate change even as regulators – and some of the big banks – are beginning to act. [News Source]

Less meat, better food, happier kids: Oakland Unified reinvents its school lunch.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Emphasizing higher-quality meat and plant-based proteins has helped the California school district reduce its school lunches' carbon footprint, serve healthier food, and save money. [News Source]

Energy crisis: Wholesale power prices have doubled since the carbon tax was axed.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

A growing crisis in the electricity market has led to wholesale power prices more than doubling in a year - and rising to at least twice what they were under the much-maligned carbon price. [News Source]

Renewable energy spike led to sharp drop in emissions in Australia, study shows.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

A sharp drop in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions at the end of last year came courtesy of a spike in renewable energy generation in a single month, according to a new study. [News Source]

Finance sector could face climate-risk testing, says Australian watchdog.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Australia’s financial institutions could be required to test climate-risk scenarios as international regulators continue to warn of the economic dangers posed by climate change. [News Source]

Climate Institute to shut due to lack of philanthropic support.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Australia's original climate change-focused think-tank and lobby group will shut after it failed to replace the multi-million-dollar bequest it relied on. [News Source]

‘Clean’ coal won’t be commercially viable before 2030, energy analysis says.
Thursday March 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

“Clean” coal technologies won’t be commercially viable before 2030 without government subsidy and are fundamentally out of sync with the move towards more flexible power generation, according to the energy market analysis firm RepuTex. [News Source]