Global Warming and Climate Change News

Exclusive: US federal department is censoring use of term ‘climate change’, emails reveal.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead. [News Source]

Warren Buffett likes solar, but not the price tag.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Berkshire’s utilities push back against a law that helps developers of cleaner power. [News Source]

Wildfire smoke from Canada drapes Pacific Northwest in a haze.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Smoke from rampant wildfires in British Columbia has spilled into the United States, and it’s unclear when conditions will improve. [News Source]

Keystone XL pipeline fate in balance as Nebraska opens hearings.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Nebraska regulators opened a final hearing on TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Monday, a week-long proceeding that marks the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project after President Donald Trump approved it in March. [News Source]

Read the draft of the climate change report.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

A draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public but was obtained by The New York Times, concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. [News Source]

Censoring climate change won’t stop global warming.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

The US Department of Agriculture has forbidden the use of the words ‘climate change’. This say-no-evil policy is doomed to fail. [News Source]

A flood of problems.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Peru’s glaciers have made it a laboratory for adapting to climate change. It’s not going well. [News Source]

Scrapping climate protections would erase $300 billion in benefits, study finds.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new analysis of key Obama-era climate rules targeted by the Trump administration finds the benefits of those protections are 4x greater than the costs. [News Source]

To stop global warming, should humanity dim the sky?
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

The world’s top geoengineering researchers met off the record to discuss the possibility in Maine last month. [News Source]

Commonwealth Bank shareholders sue over ‘inadequate’ disclosure of climate change risks.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

The embattled Commonwealth Bank is being sued by shareholders for what they say is a failure to properly disclose the risks to the business posed by climate change. [News Source]

USDA staff were coached not to say ‘climate change,’ emails show.
Tuesday August 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

New messaging guidance encourages self-censorship, telling Agriculture Department conservation staff to use ‘weather extremes’ instead. [News Source]