Global Warming and Climate Change News

Thirty years after the Montreal Protocol, solving the ozone problem remains elusive.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists warn of new threats to the ozone layer, including widespread use of ozone-eating chemicals not covered by the treaty. [News Source]

Trump’s environmental agenda is crashing into the courts.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Pruitt used to sue the EPA. Now he’s being sued for what he’s doing with it. [News Source]

In Egypt, a rising sea — and growing worries about climate change’s effects.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

"In the winter, the sea attacks us," a fisherman says. "We are afraid the village will sink into the sea." [News Source]

US emissions probably won’t increase under Trump, study says. But they won’t fall, either.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Market forces are likely to bolster the expansion of clean energy and other emissions-cutting efforts, particularly in the electricity sector, against changes in federal policy. [News Source]

Refugees of a different kind are being displaced by rising seas — and governments aren’t ready.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Sea levels are on the rise, displacing entire populations and stirring fears for 'climate refugees' that must relocate. [News Source]

Phasing out nuclear power a must for Japan’s new energy plan.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

While combining a nuclear phase-out with a fight against global warming won't be an easy task, advances in energy-saving technologies and in renewable energy options have lowered the hurdles for pursuing both. [News Source]

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. [News Source]

Did climate change cause the New Orleans flood?
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Recent advances in science have made it possible for researchers to establish, or discount, links between long-term climate change and specific weather events. [News Source]

California Republicans face backlash for backing climate change program.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

After weeks of escalating criticism, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes still doesn’t have any regrets over bucking his party to support California’s cap-and-trade program on climate change. [News Source]

Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

The rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer. [News Source]

Climate extremes, policy confuse crop choices for Malawi farmers.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Faced with climate change, uncertain markets and government policies they see as unhelpful, many of Malawi's farmers feel ill-equipped to decide how much of which crop to plant and when. [News Source]