Global Warming and Climate Change News

The fascist history of de-extinction.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Modern critics worry about the consequences of bringing extinct species back. The Nazis weren’t so concerned in their quest to bring back the aurochs. [News Source]

Merkel: It was right not to gloss over differences with US on climate.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was right not to gloss over differences with the United States on climate issues and added that a G7 debate at the weekend had shown it would be tough to make the Paris climate agreement successful. [News Source]

Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than expected, surveys show.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Surveys taken throughout 2016 show escalating impact from north to south, with 70 percent of shallow water corals dead north of Port Douglas. [News Source]

Urban ‘heat islands’ seen doubling city costs for climate change.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Heat trapped by dark-colored roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by aggravating pollution, scientists said on Monday. [News Source]

In Africa, valuing water beyond the money.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Amid the worst drought in a century, South Africans are kick-starting a global consultative process to agree on the values of water in a bid to ensure more equitable use of the finite resource. [News Source]

Josh Frydenberg rules out carbon trading in electricity sector.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Energy minister says Turnbull government will not support emissions intensity scheme regardless of Finkel review. [News Source]

Would you have kids, given climate change?
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed? [News Source]

Renewables grow to 17 percent of electricity mix as sector calls for certainty.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Clean Energy Council report says while Australia is on track to deliver the 2020 renewable energy target, ‘clear policy direction and support is required beyond 2020.' [News Source]

Wyoming Republicans split over financing of carbon materials from coal.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

While most Republicans remain skeptical of climate change, they acknowledge the markets feel differently. [News Source]

Exclusive: US aid agency under scrutiny for loans in Chile.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. government is auditing a foreign aid program that loaned almost $1 billion to renewable energy projects in Chile – including solar farms in such deep financial trouble that the loans may never be fully repaid, according to people familiar with the matter. [News Source]

Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts.
Tuesday May 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

A group of leading economists warned on Monday that the world risks catastrophic global warming in just 13 years unless countries ramp up taxes on carbon emissions to as much as $100 (£77) per metric tonne. [News Source]