Global Warming and Climate Change News

Companies have to open up about climate risks: Shell CEO.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change poses one of the biggest long-term risks to the global economy and companies, including big oil and gas firms such as Shell, have to be open about how the risks will affect them, its chief executive said on Tuesday. [News Source]

Campaigners: Scotland climate change bill falls short.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

A coalition of leading campaigners is urging people to push politicians further for a "world-leading" climate change plan for Scotland, claiming current proposals fall short of the mark. [News Source]

Too much rain: China’s floods roil hydropower, corn supplies.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world's largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion. [News Source]

Japan’s Abe urges G20 to work together on climate change.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the G20 states in a newspaper article to work together on continuing climate protection policies such as the 2015 Paris agreement from which the United States is withdrawing. [News Source]

Fight, flee, or wait and see? Locals face hard choices as Louisiana coast recedes.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Some 120,000 people live on the shrinking lowlands south of New Orleans - but getting their attention to looming environmental threats is no easy task. [News Source]

Clean energy target ‘best deal that coal will get’, says NSW energy minister.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Don Harwin tells Committee for Economic Development of Australia the ‘self-indulgent climate culture war’ should end. [News Source]

Drought-hit Ethiopia moves to protect its dwindling forests.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change while boosting development prospects for its population of 100 million. [News Source]

Funding climate resilience benefits all nations – yes, the US too.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

A leading climate change mitigation and adaptation activist and former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says that the U.S. could protect its economic and political interest by helping the region to go green. [News Source]

Australia Climate Change Authority loses last climate scientist.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

David Karoly says without an expert to replace him, the Climate Change Authority will struggle to fulfill its legal mandate. [News Source]

California governor seeks cap-and-trade deal as deadline looms.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown is working with lawmakers, business groups and environmentalists to reach a deal on extending cap and trade, California's landmark program aimed at slowing global warming. [News Source]

Climate change expected to fuel larger forest fires – if it hasn’t already.
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Global warming will likely heighten the risk of large, more difficult to control wildfires scorching the western United States. [News Source]