Global Warming and Climate Change News

Countries with coral reefs must do more on climate change – UNESCO.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Custodians of world heritage-listed sites should aim to keep global temperature increases to just 1.5C, UN agency says. [News Source]

The power and peril of “climate disaster porn.”
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate scientists say New York magazine's cover story about global warming is unnecessarily apocalyptic. But can fear help the planet? [News Source]

Stop scaring people about climate change. It doesn’t work.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Heat death. The end of food. Unbreathable air. Perpetual war. If you’re trying to motivate people, scaring the shit out of them is a really bad strategy. [News Source]

To save the planet, eat more bugs?
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Unthinkable to many in the West, entomophagy is already practiced by two billion people, and some experts think it could ease the global food crisis. [News Source]

A warming Melbourne may need to consider a Sydney tree-change.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Two thermal images, side by side, show how much trees can help keep the city cool during the sweltering summer months. [News Source]

Mongolian nomads say goodbye to herding, hello to smog.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Harsh winters, known here as a “dzud,” have always been part of life in Mongolia, but with climate change, they seem to be coming more often. And that’s contributing to a cascade of problems — lost traditions, displacement, overcrowding. And smog. [News Source]

Decoding the G20 climate pledge.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

G20 countries - bar the US - have reiterated their commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change. But the resolution also had other nuances. Overall, it's a positive result, climate expert Niklas Höhne tells DW. [News Source]

Jerry Brown’s tunnels would cement his family legacy.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Sixty years ago, Gov. Pat Brown built the biggest waterworks the world had ever seen, transforming California. But spectacular as it was, it had a flaw. Now, his son is trying - again - to finish what his father started. [News Source]

Al Franken and David Letterman collaborate on climate change video series.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Longtime late-night host David Letterman hit pause on his retirement - he joined Sen. Al Franken for several videos on climate change that debuted Monday. [News Source]

Gov. Brown and Democratic leaders offer plan to extend cap and trade, with aim for approval this week.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders introduced a proposal Monday evening to reauthorize California's cap-and-trade program, the centerpiece of the state's efforts to battle climate change. [News Source]

Nissan expects up to 20 percent of Europe sales to be zero emission cars by 2020.
Tuesday July 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co expects that zero-emission cars will make up to 20 percent of its sales in Europe by 2020, Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director for Nissan Europe said in a statement on Monday. [News Source]