Global Warming and Climate Change News

From beef to palm oil, investors worry about climate risk in the food industry.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Investors pressured Exxon to disclose its climate risk. Now they're targeting food companies with similar shareholder resolutions — 131 this year. [News Source]

Volvo signals carmakers’ growing confidence in an electric future.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Volvo’s decision to exclusively build electrified or hybrid cars is the beginning of the end of the company’s relationship with fossil fuels, according to one motoring organisation. [News Source]

‘Something isn’t right’ in Montana wheat fields.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Here's what could confront growers if Montana becomes drier and hotter during peak growing months, as climate scientists predict. [News Source]

US proposes cutting total biofuels requirements in 2018.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed to reduce the volume of biofuel required to be used in gasoline and diesel fuel next year as it signaled the first step toward a potential broader overhaul of its biofuels program. [News Source]

2 new studies undermine climate denial arguments.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Two new studies published this month are helping resolve lingering differences between what climate models have predicted and what actual measurements have recorded. [News Source]

May: Trudeau must step up on climate change at G20 summit.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

If Trudeau is interested in showing leadership in Hamburg, he must go to the gathering prepared to announce that Canada is committed to ratcheting up our climate commitments. [News Source]

Climate change could see Africa’s Sahel turn lush and green in our lifetimes.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The abrupt transition to a tropical climate would bring its own challenges for Sahel societies. [News Source]

Jerry Brown to announce a climate summit meeting in California.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The California governor, continuing his defiance of President Trump, said that states and cities would continue climate efforts even as Washington backed away. [News Source]

Climate, poverty woes fuel BLM rule debate in New Mexico gas patch.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

A gas well on Don Schreiber's ranch is painted to blend in with the surrounding scrub. But there's no hiding the odor of rotting eggs that wafts across the arid terrain. [News Source]

Hopes of mild climate change dashed by new research.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Hopes that the world’s huge carbon emissions might not drive temperatures up to dangerous levels have been dashed by new research. [News Source]

The harder the Brexit, the worse the climate impact, study warns.
Thursday July 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Brexit could have a profoundly destabilising impact on global momentum to address climate change, according to a report published by the Institute of International and European Affairs. [News Source]