Global Warming and Climate Change News

Kristof: We don’t deny harvey, so why deny climate change?
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks, the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of the visiting first lady -- without addressing the risks of future terrorism. [News Source]

Trump picks NASA chief, NOAA second-in-command.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump has announced his picks for two prominent science-related positions in his administration. [News Source]

White House nominates Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

After leaving the space community waiting and wondering for months, the White House announced Sept. 1 that President Trump planned to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) as NASA administrator. [News Source]

Trump nominates former coal exec to run MSHA.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Saturday indicated he has chosen as the nation’s top mine safety official the former chief executive of Rhino Resources, a coal company that repeatedly clashed with federal regulators when the Obama administration Labor Department tried to step up industry-wide enforcement in the wake of the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in a generation. [News Source]

After Harvey, the Trump administration reconsiders flood rules it just rolled back.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

couple of weeks ago President Trump scrapped Obama-era rules, intended to reduce the risks posed by flooding, that established new construction standards for roads, housing and other infrastructure projects that receive federal dollars. [News Source]

Los Angeles wildfire spreads to 5,000 acres amid Western heatwave.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

Firefighters in Los Angeles are working to contain a blaze that chewed through brush-covered mountains just north of downtown, growing to nearly 8 square miles and prompting mandatory evacuations for several hundred homes. [News Source]

It’s time to ditch the concept of ‘100-year floods’.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

Photos of water-covered neighborhoods and families riding floating refrigerators to safety have made clear the scale of Hurricane Harvey’s wrath. But the risks that coastal Texans faced before the storm hit — and the probability that others will be dealt a similar fate — are still a confusing mess. [News Source]

Trump names climate science denier to run NASA.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

NASA scientists have led the way in documenting the scientific reality of climate change. But in 2013, Jim Bridenstine not only gave a speech on the House floor filled with standard denier talking points, he actually ended his remarks with a demand that President Obama apologize for funding research into climate science. [News Source]

North Korean state-run media says country tested hydrogen bomb.
Sunday September 03rd 2017, 10:00 AM

North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. [News Source]