Global Warming and Climate Change News

Trump wants fossil fuels to dominate. Nevada is betting on solar.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump’s version of "energy dominance," as described in his “Energy Week” speech on Thursday, is mainly about tapping fossil fuel reserves. But increasingly, states, even those led by Republican governors, are showing they’re intent on dominating in renewable energy. [News Source]

Unprecedented heat in the Southwest shatters energy use records.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Unprecedented temperatures across the Southwest pushed power companies into uncharted territory last week as they shattered records for electricity use. [News Source]

What ‘America First’ means for energy development.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Here’s what you need to know from the hearing on what that “America First” vision for public lands will look like. [News Source]

Oregon lawmakers refuse to fund Gov. Kate Brown’s clean air initiative.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Kate Brown's signature initiative to clean up Oregon's toxic air pollution won't be funded by the state Legislature, marking a significant defeat. [News Source]

Many americans see climate change dangers clearly.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

On June 1, President Donald Trump declared that America will break its pledge to reduce climate-changing “greenhouse gases” under the 2015 Paris Agreement. That [News Source]

Tales of climate change across the West.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Traveling the American West to interview people struggling to make a living in a warming climate. [News Source]

Major correction to satellite data shows 140% faster warming since 1998.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

A new paper published in the Journal of Climate reveals that the lower part of the Earth’s atmosphere has warmed much faster since 1979 than scientists relying on satellite data had previously thought. [News Source]

Homeland Security warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation this week privately warned American businesses about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear, energy and manufacturing sectors, according to a report by the agencies. [News Source]

EPA: Pruitt will launch program to ‘critique’ climate science.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to challenge mainstream climate science using a "back-and-forth critique" by government-recruited experts, according to a senior administration official. [News Source]

Can a "Red Team" exorcise the climate debate?
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

E&E News is reporting (no paywall) that the Trump Administration is beginning a critical review—or red team analysis—of climate science. In recent weeks, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry had voiced support for the idea, echoing physicist Steve Koonin in the Wall Street Journal and climate scientists Judith Curry and John Christy. [News Source]

Siberian wildfire can be seen from space as Earth’s boreal forests burn at unprecedented rates.
Saturday July 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

The massive blaze, which started in late June, is yet another example of how the effects of climate change has dramatically impacted the uppermost Northern Hemisphere. [News Source]