Global Warming and Climate Change News

Trump touts coal comeback in state where production is up sharply.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

After posing with a "Trump Digs Coal" sign on his way up to the stage, President Donald Trump touted a coal comeback to supporters packing a West Virginia arena Aug. 4. "I love the people of this state," Trump said. "I love your grit, your spirit and I love our coal miners and they're coming back strong. ... As president, we are putting our coal miners back to work. We've ended the war on beautiful, clean coal. We've stopped the EPA intrusion." [News Source]

Red/blue and peer review.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The state of climate science today includes the vast accumulation of 50+ years of published papers and reports, each subjected to reviewers’ skeptical eyes to ensure that published conclusions are supported by data. [News Source]

Commentary: Breaking the breaking news cycle.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

A modest proposal to go back to the days when "Breaking News" was the stuff that could actually break us. [News Source]

The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The State Department made the announcement late Friday afternoon. But it doesn’t formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That’s still to come. [News Source]

Climate threat to Tampa Bay area.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Hillsborough County Commission chair Stacy White says he's comfortable addressing the threat from rising sea levels but doesn't want to discuss climate change. That's like planning a moon launch and ignoring gravity. [News Source]

The Energy 202: The United States is running out of nuclear options.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

When planning began on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia a decade ago, Southern Company's Georgia Power thought the project would be one of several to come online in a wave of new nuclear power plants opening in the United States. [News Source]

U.S. to join climate talks despite planned withdrawal from Paris accord.
Saturday August 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The White House formally notified the United Nations on Friday that it intends to abandon the Paris agreement on climate change but remains open to "œre-engaging" on the accord. [News Source]