Global Warming and Climate Change News

“New normal” for the US, all too familiar for the Caribbean.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines says it hopes that the devastating loss and damage that Hurricane Harvey has wrought in Texas might inspire the government of President Donald Trump to rethink its position on climate change. [News Source]

NPS chief scraps climate-focused order.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

In a move that's drawing fierce criticism, the acting head of the National Park Service has rescinded a 2016 order by the Obama administration that called for a focus on climate change in managing natural resources in U.S. parks. [News Source]

Global warming doubles growth rates of Antarctic seabed’s marine fauna.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Marine life on the Antarctic seabed is likely to be far more affected by global warming than previously thought, say scientists who have conducted the most sophisticated study to date of heating impacts in the species-rich environment. [News Source]

The Trump administration wants to bail out failed contrarian climate scientists.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

A climate “red team” is just a polite way to describe bailing out scientific losers. [News Source]

Women play key role in solar energy projects.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Since weather affects everyone, the idea that women are more susceptible to the effects of climate change may strike some as puzzling. [News Source]

How climate change is linked to sudden spike in American road fatalities.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

A 7% spike in road deaths in 2015 has been attributed to unusually warm weather across the US. [News Source]

The US cities at risk of flooding; and how they’re dealing with the threat.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Rising sea levels pose a serious threat to cites like Boston, New York and Miami Beach. So what are they doing to protect themselves? [News Source]

How federal flood insurance puts homes at risk.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

The federal program doesn’t reflect the extent of risks, encourages development and is underfunded. [News Source]

In Georgia’s peach orchards, warm winters raise specter of climate change.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

Three generations of Robert Lee Dickeys faced a failed crop after an unusually warm winter. They talk about it as weather rather than climate change. [News Source]

Trump can say whatever he likes: he’s made rebuilding a safe Houston much, much harder.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

He weakened an important federal standard 10 days before the storm. [News Source]

The case for the humble garbage disposal.
Friday September 01st 2017, 10:00 AM

From a waste-management perspective, the in-sink tool punches far above its weight. [News Source]