Global Warming and Climate Change News

Healthy diet good for climate change.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]

Current regulations unable to control trade in products from slave labor, expert says.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Leading expert on modern-day slavery Kevin Bales talks about the lack of tools available to stop the flow of money from consumers to networks facilitating human rights abuse and environmental destruction (Part 4 of 4). [News Source]

What will it take to provide real hope for young people?
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

I think there is only one thing. Young people will have hope when they see that society as a whole is passionately committed to reversing global warming and other trends, and successfully transitioning to a life-sustaining society. [News Source]

The importance of ‘red tape.’
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

“Less regulation” has a wonderfully American sound to it. Unfortunately, it presumes that all actors will behave honorably in the absence of supervision, and that actions in one area can have no adverse impacts elsewhere. [News Source]

Scientists call out Pruitt’s false view of climate change.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Countering the new EPA head's contention that carbon dioxide does not drive global warming, scientists' letter says, 'Human beings are changing the Earth's climate.' [News Source]

CalPERS plans 17 climate change proxy efforts this year.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

The California Public Employees' Retirement System plans to be active in 17 proxy efforts on climate change directed at energy companies this proxy season, the pension fund's Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos said on Monday. [News Source]

Can the Golden State go 100% green?
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

California's Senate leader wants the Golden State to shift to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2045, pushing it to lead the country in grabbing that green power goal. [News Source]

One big thing that Trump’s government is missing: Scientists.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Trump has moved to fill just one of 46 key science and technology positions that help the government counter risks ranging from chemical and biological attacks to rising seas, a Washington Post analysis has found. [News Source]

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: Study.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. [News Source]

South Dunedin could sink below sea level in 17 years.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Professor Jim Flynn of Otago University said sea level rise had sped up in recent years, increasing the threat to low-lying housing. [News Source]

Wall Street titan changes tone on climate.
Tuesday March 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

The deep-pocketed investment firm BlackRock Inc. today announced a series of steps to address the financial risks of climate change, decisions that could send shock waves throughout the private sector. [News Source]