Global Warming and Climate Change News

The week the earth stood still.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

On Monday, most of us were still trying to fathom what nine trillion gallons of water would feel like that hydraulic cube over downtown Houston, four miles square and two miles high. And then the cube doubled to become the most extreme rain event in American history. [News Source]

Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

In exchange, the state asks a coal mine to trap its gas—but the BLM won’t require it. [News Source]

AUDIO: Hurricane Harvey and the new normal.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

“There’s never an ideal time to talk about how climate change is magnifying some of these natural disasters,” says Michael Mann, distinguished professor in the department of meteorology and geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. “But it is important to talk about it.”, [News Source]

Flood conditions get worse for Beaumont evacuees: "i couldn’t cry more tears if I tried."
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

With no running water since Thursday morning, intermittent electricity, few medical facilities, little food, and rising floodwaters, the situation in Beaumont, Texas, became increasingly dire for its trapped residents, forcing the evacuation of the city's two relief shelters to Dallas. [News Source]

U.S. is eliminating its Arctic and climate envoys. what message does that send?
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

The envoys gave the U.S. seasoned voices in international negotiations involving complex issues around climate change and the future of the Arctic region. [News Source]

San Francisco hits 106 degrees — shatters all-time record.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Friday’s scorching 106-degree heat in San Francisco broke the all-time record dating to 1874 for the hottest day in the usually foggy city by the bay. [News Source]

Yes, ExxonMobil misled the public.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

In late August, we published the first academic analysis of ExxonMobil’s 40-year history of communications on climate change. [News Source]

Hurricane Harvey’s warning to all.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Nobody wants to pick on Texas, or especially Houston, after a 1,000-year weather event that for several days turned the city into a lake and dispossessed thousands of their homes, belongings and, in some cases, loved ones. [News Source]

Texas Republicans helped chemical plant that exploded lobby against safety rules.
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

The French company that says its Houston-area chemical plant is spewing "noxious" smoke — and may explode — successfully pressed federal regulators to delay new regulations designed to improve safety procedures at chemical plants, according to federal records reviewed by International Business Times. [News Source]

Flood conditions get worse for Beaumont evacuees: "i couldn’t cry more tears if I tried.", Flood conditions get worse for Beaumont evacuees: "I couldn’t cry more tears if i tried."
Saturday September 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

With no running water since Thursday morning, intermittent electricity, few medical facilities, little food, and rising floodwaters, the situation in Beaumont, Texas, became increasingly dire for its trapped residents, forcing the evacuation of the city's two relief shelters to Dallas. [News Source]