Global Warming and Climate Change News

Wildfires across US West force thousands to flee their homes.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat. [News Source]

Britain’s largest landowner warned plan to build huge wind farm ‘will poison waterways with lead.’
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Britain's largest private landowner risks flooding waterways with poisonous lead if plans to build a huge wind farm go ahead, residents have warned. [News Source]

Small changes, big impact: How to reduce waste in your daily life.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Fed up with how government and business are responding to a waste crisis that pollutes the planet and stokes climate change, concerned individuals are increasingly taking the matter into their own hands. [News Source]

Can models predict how species will adapt to climate change?
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

New research suggests current models predicting evolutionary responses to climate change are surprisingly accurate. [News Source]

Climate threats drive India’s ‘tiger widows’ toward open jaws.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Sundarbans is home to the world’s largest population of tigers, and coastal erosion due to climate change is pushing human residents further into their path. [News Source]

Climate change juiced Hurricane Harvey.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The question isn’t whether the nation can afford to get serious about global warming. We can’t afford not to. [News Source]

Insurance industry prices warming into Hurricane Harvey cost.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Because US infrastructure is not built to withstand climate change the cost of the disaster will be relatively high. [News Source]

Climate change increasing the intensity and impact of extreme weather, BOM tells emergency managers.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Cyclones are expected to be less likely in the future due to climate change, though the intensity and impact of extreme weather will be greater, according to a senior climatologist with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). [News Source]

Living on Earth: Environmental Justice after Harvey.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Though Hurricane Harvey’s record rainfall flooded the rich and poor alike, recovery is much harder for the disadvantaged, as Texas Southern University Professor and environmental justice scholar, Robert Bullard, and host Steve Curwood discuss. [News Source]

Greens warn Labor not to do clean energy deal that protects coal power.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Greens are attempting to warn Labor off doing a deal with the Turnbull government on a new clean energy target, saying a Finkel handshake could trigger a “valley of death” for short-term investment in renewables, and lock in coal, rather than stranding it. [News Source]

Cod and haddock go north due to warming UK seas, as foreign fish arrive.
Monday September 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Britain must prepare itself for invasions of growing numbers of foreign sea creatures attracted by our warming waters, a new report has warned. [News Source]