Global Warming and Climate Change News

EPA head Scott Pruitt has already broken 5 of his promises to Congress.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNBC that he “would not agree” that carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor” to global warming, he wasn’t just thumbing his nose at long-established science. He was setting up the coming assault on federal climate action — and going against his own testimony during his Senate confirmation hearings. [News Source]

Scott Pruitt’s climate denial is dangerous and out of step.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Recently, new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that he does not agree that carbon dioxide emissions are a primary contributor to global warming. [News Source]

Southwestern utilities back down from rooftop solar fight.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Not long ago, major electric utilities in much of the Southwest seemed bent on chasing rooftop solar companies out of the region. [News Source]

Trump’s climate views: combative, conflicting and confusing.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, drew criticism on Thursday for saying that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, contradicting years of established science. But his boss, President Trump, has similarly raised doubts about the cause of global warming and has said a great deal more on the subject -- as part of an argument, an applause line, a punch line or an insult. [News Source]

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating .
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. Human activities utilize fossil fuels for many beneficial purposes but have an undesirable side effect of adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere at ever-increasing rates. That increase - of over 40%, with most since 1980 - traps heat in the Earth’s system, warming the entire planet. [News Source]

Statoil claims to care about climate change, commits future to oil and gas.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Big oil company Statoil yesterday released its ‘climate roadmap’. It said the plan “will further strengthen Statoil’s industry leadership in climate performance”. [News Source]

EPA attacks harken back to Reagan era.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

The president is planning to slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget by a quarter, blasting the environmental regulations as a “hardship on American companies.” The year is 1981. Historians see many parallels between President Donald Trump and the early years of Ronald Reagan, though the Reagan period ended in EPA scandal. [News Source]

Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy boost thanks to Tesla.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

A Hawaiian island is one step closer to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. Tesla, the clean energy powerhouse run by Elon Musk, has built a 13-megawatt solar farm on Kauai to help reduce the island's dependence on diesel-burning power plants. [News Source]

VIDEO from the Weather Channel: "The new EPA Administrator states he does not believe that CO2 is the leading cause of global warming, but science proves otherwise.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

The new EPA Administrator states he does not believe that CO2 is the leading cause of global warming, but science proves otherwise. [News Source]

What climate denial sounds like.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

"I don't want to be called a denier," CNBC anchor Joe Kernen said to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday morning. "I know you don't want to be called that, either." [News Source]

California girds to battle feds to save the environment.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

California officials aim to guard some of the toughest environmental standards in the nation against the Trump administration’s plan to cut clean air and water regulations. But it’s probably not going to be easy. [News Source]