Global Warming and Climate Change News

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Several countries have issued health warnings as this week's record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent. [News Source]

Al Gore and Bill Maher talk cilmate change and ‘Losing Florida’ – in both senses.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Voters who lived through it might still be bitter, but as it turns out former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore has a pretty good sense of humor about losing the 2000 election despite capturing the majority of the popular vote. [News Source]

Interior Department watchdog to investigate threat to Alaska senator on healthcare.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Interior Department's inspector general said it would investigate a reported threat by the agency's head, Ryan Zinke, against Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski's state of Alaska last week over her opposition to her party's efforts to repeal Obamacare. [News Source]

Fears rise for US climate report as Trump officials take reins.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

A sweeping US government report on the state of climate-change science is nearing the finish line, but researchers who wrote it aren’t ready to relax just yet. [News Source]

Obama emissions rules could yield $300 billion annually by 2030.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The benefits of Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions would greatly exceed the costs in the coming years, according to a new analysis. [News Source]

Al Gore thought Trump ‘might come to his senses’ on climate change. Nope.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Former vice president Al Gore said he tried for months to persuade President Trump to take climate change seriously — and thought there was a possibility he could come around, until Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris agreement in June. [News Source]

Why shifting regulatory power to the states won’t improve the environment.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Trump and his appointees, particularly Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, have made federalism a theme of their efforts to scale back environmental regulation. They argue that the federal government has become too intrusive and that states should be returned to a position of “regulatory primacy” on environmental matters. [News Source]

Al Gore and Bill Maher talk climate change and ‘Losing Florida’ – in both senses.
Sunday August 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Voters who lived through it might still be bitter, but as it turns out former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore has a pretty good sense of humor about losing the 2000 election despite capturing the majority of the popular vote. [News Source]