Global Warming and Climate Change News

Tillerson used ‘alias’ email for climate messages, N.Y. says.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Tillerson sent messages from the account to discuss the risks posed by climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a court filing about his office’s fraud investigation of the company. [News Source]

‘They died of thirst’: Extreme conditions wipe out forest over 1000 kilometres.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

The death of mangrove forests stretched over 1000 kilometres of Australia's northern coast a year ago has been blamed on extreme conditions including record temperatures. [News Source]

British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Academics fear Donald Trump’s environmental policy may put an end to key data from US agencies. [News Source]

Amazon jungle faces death spiral of drought and deforestation, warn scientists.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

The water cycle of the Amazon has been described as “one of nature’s great wonders”, but the forest has been under pressure from the timber industry, agriculture and the effects of climate change. [News Source]

New evidence confirms risk that Mideast may become uninhabitable.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years. [News Source]

‘This … follows from the basic laws of physics’: Scientists rebuke Scott Pruitt on climate change.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Pruitt's questioning of human-caused global warming has triggered an outcry. On Monday, two scientist groups sent letters to the EPA administrator. [News Source]

Artificial island to power Europe.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

An artificial island with an airport and harbour will be built in the North Sea under ambitious plans for a vast offshore renewable energy plant. [News Source]

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

For two straight years — 2015 and 2016 — atmospheric carbon dioxide has climbed by more than 3 parts per million. [News Source]

Nature, not humans, could be cause of up to half of Arctic sea ice loss, study claims.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Natural processes may be responsible for up to half the dramatic decline in sea ice in the Arctic over the last four decades, according to a new study. [News Source]

Exxon concealed Tillerson’s ‘alias’ emails in climate fraud probe, NY AG claims.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

For eight years Rex Tillerson used a shadow email under alias 'Wayne Tracker' to discuss global warming and its risks to Exxon's business, says AG Eric Schneiderman. [News Source]

Despite city’s newest resident, Washington D.C. pushes climate action.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has run Washington D.C. since early 2015, says in the face of federal backpedaling on climate change action, U.S. cities are stepping forward. [News Source]