Global Warming and Climate Change News

Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

The report comes as the Trump administration is debating whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. [News Source]

Falling between the sun-scorched gaps: Drought highlights Ethiopia’s dilemma.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Nearly 400,000 pastoralists have been forced to move by one of the worst droughts in living memory gripping the Horn of Africa. [News Source]

Trump administration delays decision on leaving climate pact.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

The announcement encouraged advocates of the landmark accord, who hope that President Trump’s fellow heads of state can pressure him to remain in the pact. [News Source]

California Senate bill on cap and trade may threaten state’s leadership in climate change.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

With the Trump administration turning back the clock on federal climate-change policies and threatening to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the role played by California is more important than ever. [News Source]

‘False sense of security’: Global warming looks set to accelerate, study finds.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

The pace of global warming is likely to quicken in coming years, a new paper warns. [News Source]

Obama confident US will move in right direction on climate.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Former U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he was confident that the United States would keep moving "in the right direction" on climate change, although the process might slow down under the current administration. [News Source]

Canada carbon tax plan to follow Alberta plan, include individual rebates.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

The federal government's plan to impose a carbon tax on provinces that don't do it themselves is expected to mimic the Alberta carbon program, including rebate payments sent directly to low- and middle-income individuals. [News Source]

Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump will not make a decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement until after he returns from the May 26-27 Group of Seven summit, the White House said Tuesday. [News Source]

Could FOIA force Trump administration to restore missing climate data?
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Three groups are putting a new open records rule to the test to bring back climate change information removed by the new administration. They just might succeed. [News Source]

Full tilt: Giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Dutch officials have opened what is being billed as one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning far out in the North Sea. [News Source]

Laws to tackle climate change exceed 1,200 worldwide: Study.
Wednesday May 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, which is a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures, a study showed on Tuesday. [News Source]