Global Warming and Climate Change News

How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth? [News Source]

Volvo is first automaker to offer electric or hybrid only.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

The automaker announced Wednesday that all future models will use some form of electric propulsion, whether in hybrid form with a gas engine or all-battery models. [News Source]

With a tick boom, it’s not just Lyme disease you have to fear.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Everybody knows about Lyme disease. But experts say the Northern United States may be in for a bad tick season this summer, raising concerns about Lyme and other scary tick-borne diseases, including the Powassan virus, which causes encephalitis and can leave people with permanent neurological damage. [News Source]

In wake of Trump’s Paris announcement, investors and companies show remarkable climate leadership.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

As world leaders gather in Hamburg this week for the G20 Summit, there has been understandable focus on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. [News Source]

China just built a 250-acre solar farm shaped like a giant panda.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Most solar farms align their solar arrays in rows and columns to form a grid. A new solar power plant in Datong, China, however, decided to have a little fun with its design. [News Source]

Rooftop solar dims under pressure from utility lobbyists.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth as much as 900 percent by one estimate. [News Source]

ANALYSIS: ‘Clean Coal’ officially dead in Mississippi as Southern Company battered by Kemper fallout.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Clean coal officially died in Mississippi today as state regulators voted unanimously to issue an official order denying further money for the Kemper coal plant and beginning a settlement process with its builder, Southern Company. [News Source]

Scientists know how big the Larsen C iceberg will be.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

t’s the final countdown. The European Space Agency said on Wednesday that just three miles separate the Larsen C crack — a rift slicing the front off a major Antarctic ice shelf — from open water. [News Source]

Michael Mann did not sabotage his law suit, but deniers are sabotaging the planet.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

It starts with a very simple question: Is global warming real and human caused? It ends with a very simple answer: Yes to both. But in the middle we have, like every other good story, sex, intrigue, and intriguing sex. [News Source]

World leaders move forward on climate change, without U.S.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

World leaders struck a compromise on Saturday to move forward collectively on climate change without the United States, declaring the Paris accord "œirreversible" while acknowledging President Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement., World leaders struck a compromise on Saturday to move forward collectively on climate change without the United States, declaring the Paris accord "irreversible" while acknowledging President Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement. [News Source]

The downside of summer sunshine.
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

The June heatwave brought dangerously high ozone levels and caused serious summer smog. [News Source]