Global Warming and Climate Change News

Canada’s forests are burning, and the smoke is drifting into the Arctic.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high. [News Source]

Weather Channel founder denies climate change: ‘Just kill me.’
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

John Coleman says Al Gore started it — the “global warming silliness.” But now the retired weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel is “horrified” to see San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer channeling the ex-veep with a Climate Action Plan. It “just turns my stomach.” [News Source]

How the U.S. Navy is responding to climate change.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

It’s been more than 20 years since one of the most destructive invasive species in history was released off the coast of Florida. Originally from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, predatory lionfish have invaded the western Atlantic Ocean, spreading from the American east coast through the Caribbean to southern Brazil, devastating coastal ecosystems with their voracious appetites. Now, new research has revealed that invasive lionfish are not quite what they seem., Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it. [News Source]

Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun. [News Source]

What we still don’t know about the Sun.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

When the Moon dims the Sun for a few minutes next week, scientists will get a rare view of our star. Studying an eclipse seems almost quaint — we have telescopes that continuously observe the Sun and NASA is sending a probe to it next year. What further knowledge can we gain? [News Source]

Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump has translated his campaign promise to “make America great again” into his administration’s first blueprint for federal investment in science and technology. [News Source]

Al Gore agrees: Climate change is like ‘Game of Thrones.’
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

On Game of Thrones, King of the North and expert brooder Jon Snow has been spending his time trying to convince everyone that an army of frozen dead people are making their way downtown, walking fast, faces past, South-bound. [News Source]

More fire, more fury: Canada is ablaze amid record heatwave.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Massive wildfires are raging in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. [News Source]

What should you say to a climate change skeptic?
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

We asked climate scientists and communicators how to have constructive discussions about climate change. [News Source]

Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don’t buy the science.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate change. [News Source]

Should you trust climate science? Maybe the eclipse Is a clue.
Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Eclipse mania will peak on Monday, when millions of Americans will upend their lives in response to a scientific prediction. [News Source]