Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate threat to Tampa Bay area.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

It's time to get serious and for local officials in this low-lying, coastal region to play a significant role in a debate that involves the health, security, livelihoods, property and essential infrastructure for millions in the Tampa Bay area. [News Source]

Flooding in Miami is no longer news — but it’s certainly newsworthy.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gauge at Virginia Key, just off the Miami shoreline, had an average sea-level height from 2012 to 2016 that was about 4 inches higher than the average from two decades earlier. [News Source]

Scientists create food from electricity and CO2.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

With climate change diminishing the nutritional value of agricultural crops, scientists are making headway with lab protein that can be produced anywhere. [News Source]

Can Congress bring the National Flood Insurance Program above water?
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

The debate over too-low premiums and repetitive payouts grinds on, even as the thunderheads roll in and the water levels rise. [News Source]

One of the largest dam removals in California history inches forward.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

Forward Matilija Dam in Ojai, California, no longer functions as it was intended, but it has still been a battle to raise the funds necessary to remove the 168ft-high structure that is impeding fish and coastal habitat. [News Source]

Tibet’s fragile ecosystem is in danger. China must change its flawed environmental policy.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

Rising temperatures on the roof of the world make Tibet both a driver and amplifier of global warming. China’s unchecked mining and dam building has to be reigned in. [News Source]

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 trillion per year.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new study finds 6.5 percent of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels. [News Source]

Climate scientists use forecasting tools to protect Caribbean ways of life.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island, allowing it to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts. [News Source]

Under Trump, coal mining gets new life on US lands.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

A business-friendly secretary of the interior has moved to invigorate a struggling industry, reversing Obama-era restrictions to help create “wealth and jobs.” [News Source]

Starving coal power plants to save the environment is misguided.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

Instead of trying to bar these applications from proceeding on the basis of climate change, the question should be what would it take for the industry to operate responsibly in Colorado as miners? [News Source]

Snowy retreat: Climate change puts Australia’s ski industry on a downhill slope.
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:00 AM

Australia's ski resorts face the prospect of a long downhill run as a warming climate reduces snow depth, cover and duration. [News Source]