Global Warming and Climate Change News

Curbelo leads effort against anti-climate change legislation.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Carlos Curbelo touts himself as a rare Republican in Washington willing to criticize Donald Trump and conservative members of his own party. [News Source]

A new documentary seeks to make coral reefs the ‘poster image of climate change’.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

For years now, the melting ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica have been the poster children for climate change, iconic harbingers of a warming world. A new documentary, “Chasing Coral,” released Friday on Netflix, aims to bring the same attention to the plight of the world’s coral reefs. [News Source]

This congressman doesn’t think climate science is real. He just went on a secret tour of the melting Arctic.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Lamar Smith, one of the most vocal critics of climate science in Congress, led a secret trip to the Arctic in May, BuzzFeed News has learned. [News Source]

Your car has just been crushed by hagfish: Frequently asked questions.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Wait, what? Earlier today, Oregon State Police reported that a truck carrying a shipment of live hagfish overturned, spilling it’s slimy cargo all over the highway and damaging at least one vehicle. [News Source]

Polar bears hurt by climate change are more likely to turn to a new food source — humans.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

A group of scientists has posited another potential impact of global warming on polar bears, and it’s not nearly so adorable. It involves you being lunch. [News Source]

Homeowners could see flood insurance costs rise as Congress debates bills.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Congress is considering sweeping changes to the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program that could jack up flood insurance rates for hundreds of thousands of homeowners under a bill that a Florida real estate group called “devastating.” [News Source]

Clare Wenner: No need to go electric to slash motor emissions .
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

You could be forgiven for thinking that electric cars are a magic bullet for addressing everything from air quality right through to climate change. [News Source]

EPA: Pruitt’s political deputies accumulate power.
Saturday July 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

While U.S. EPA waits on a legion of nominees to emerge from the Trump White House, Administrator Scott Pruitt has sought to fill the void by spreading political deputies across his agency. [News Source]