Global Warming and Climate Change News

Alaska’s permafrost is filling the air with carbon dioxide, worsening climate change.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Even as the Trump administration weighs withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement, a new scientific paper has documented growing fluxes of greenhouse gases streaming into the air from the Alaskan tundra, a long-feared occurrence that could worsen climate change. [News Source]

50 MPs back fight to divest parliament pension fund of fossil fuels.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Cross-section of MPs urge £612m pension fund to show greater leadership and “take climate change seriously." [News Source]

Some Chase branches in Seattle closed by protests over pipeline loans.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Native American leaders and climate activists protested at several Chase branches in Seattle on Monday, forcing them to close temporarily as demonstrators demanded the bank not lend to projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline. [News Source]

Can the Supreme Court stay be lifted? Does it matter?
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Federal judges' consideration of how to handle a legal battle over the Clean Power Plan as the Trump administration unwinds the rule has lawyers from both sides puzzling over a thorny procedural issue with uncertain implications. [News Source]

Swath of states experiencing hottest year to date.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Through April, this year is the hottest on record for several Southern and Ohio Valley states and the second hottest for the Lower 48. [News Source]

Nations urge Trump to stay in Paris climate agreement.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Many nations urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to remain in the global agreement to combat climate change, even if he reduces the ambition of U.S. pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]

A parable from down under for US climate scientists.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Politics intruded on climate science in Australia. The scientists fought back, led by John Church, a leading world expert on sea level rise. [News Source]

Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the Paris Agreement. [News Source]

Planet could breach 1.5C warming limit within 10 years, but be aware of caveats.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new study shows how a switch in a major climate system could accelerate global temperatures to a 1.5C limit, but some scientists are challenging the assumptions. [News Source]

Only 7 U.S. diplomats are at UN climate talks this week.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

A skeleton crew will represent the United States at U.N. climate talks that began Monday in Bonn, Germany. [News Source]

Thawing Alaska permafrost sends autumn CO2 emissions surging.
Tuesday May 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Emissions from thawing permafrost are now outpacing the uptake of carbon dioxide during the growing season, a new study suggests. [News Source]