Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘We can’t be passive bystanders’: Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

A handpicked expert panel advising the federal government on its plan to protect the ailing Great Barrier Reef has warned the strategy does not address the greatest threat facing the natural wonder - greenhouse gas emissions - and has called for a significant overhaul. [News Source]

How food could prevent a climate disaster.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

To address climate change, we must talk about food. [News Source]

Gov. Brown’s ‘environmental justice’ tour of southeast L.A. shows growing influence of polluted neighborhoods.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown slipped quietly into southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday to tour some of California’s most polluted neighborhoods. [News Source]

Direct action fund would cost taxpayers $23b if used to meet Paris climate targets.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Taxpayers would pay up to $23.6 billion for Australia to meet international climate targets if the Turnbull government were to continue with its "direct action" emissions-reduction fund as its main policy. [News Source]

White House budget aims to kill ‘crazy’ climate science.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Tuesday that the government has been spending too much money on climate change and Trump’s proposed budget intentionally rebukes the Obama administration’s support for federally funded climate research. [News Source]

World to cut emissions with or without Trump.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

In a last-ditch effort, Germany and China are trying to influence the United States not to walk away from the Paris climate change accord it signed along with 194 nations. [News Source]

Trump EPA gives landfills a pass on climate-warming methane.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt quietly gave the nation’s largest waste management companies a heads-up nearly three weeks earlier that a reprieve would be coming. [News Source]

NSF-funded climate change musical called a waste of taxpayer money.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Tuesday morning, during a White House conference on President Trump's proposed 2018 federal budget, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney invoked a musical that, seven years ago, won a government grant worth nearly $700,000. [News Source]

More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change. [News Source]

Trump calls for cutting budget by 30%, slashing 3,800 jobs.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Trump has proposed a dramatic downsizing of U.S. EPA, slashing its budget from more than $8 billion in fiscal 2017 to $5.7 billion for fiscal 2018 - about a 30 percent cut. [News Source]

How do you save the Statue of Liberty from drowning?
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Lady Liberty is a towering symbol of our national vulnerability to the changing planet. [News Source]