Global Warming and Climate Change News

This map shows warming’s fingerprints on weather.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

The field of climate science that looks for the fingerprints of climate change on extreme weather events has been growing rapidly in recent years and a new interactive map put together by Carbon Brief, a UK-based data journalism site, makes that task easier. [News Source]

Push for new coal-fired power station in Queensland ‘nonsense’ – state minister.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Queensland’s energy minister, Mark Bailey, says the state does not need a new coal-fired power station, branding the idea championed by federal Nationals “one of the most irresponsible policy propositions I’ve heard”. [News Source]

How to save the planet: Cut holidays, sell the car and don’t have as many children, say scientists.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Jetting off on just one summer holiday is so bad for global warming that it wipes out the benefits of 20 years of recycling, a new study has shown. [News Source]

EU parliament extends exemption for foreign flights from carbon emissions scheme.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

A European Union parliamentary committee voted on Tuesday to extend the exemption of international flights from the EU's charges for carbon emissions, but only while it awaits the implementation of last year's worldwide United Nations deal on tackling aircraft emissions. [News Source]

Should we change Earth to halt warming? Scientists say maybe.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

A team of scientists is exploring what would happen and what might be done if humanity gets a late start in addressing climate change. [News Source]

Notley warns B.C. that blocking Trans Mountain pipeline would harm ‘working people.’
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took aim Tuesday at pipeline opponents in British Columbia who, in her words, would harm "working people" in their quest to block oilsands development and exports. [News Source]

EPA chief wants scientists to debate climate on TV.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said. [News Source]

Beyond the triumphant rhetoric, Gov. Brown’s cap-and-trade plan is stirring up angst.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

The reactions to the proposal underscore a key tension in the debate over California’s self-styled role as a national and international climate leader: How to balance aggressive action with broad political appeal. [News Source]

Colorado joins ‘climate alliance’ of states fighting global warming.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Colorado's governor signed an executive order on Tuesday making his state the latest to join a "climate alliance" of U.S. states and governors seeking to meet the goals of the Paris accord after President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the pact. [News Source]

Shipping companies urged to stop using dirty fuels in the Arctic.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Shipping companies are under pressure to phase out use of heavy fuels ahead of a potential ban on their use in the Arctic in the coming years. [News Source]

Tesla shows us how to think big on renewables, but there’s a long road ahead.
Wednesday July 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Elon Musk’s company has rightly been praised for its proposed giant battery in South Australia, although some components will prove controversial. [News Source]