Global Warming and Climate Change News

VIDEO: Demolished by Irma, Barbuda braces for Hurricane Jose.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

The tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda has no time to clean up the major devastation left by Hurricane Irma as it braces for its second major hurricane in four days. [News Source]

Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has been ubiquitous in recent days as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State, warning of deadly winds and storm surges and imploring residents to heed evacuation orders. [News Source]

Sea change of heart for the Secretary?
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

A stalled international agreement, once championed by Rex Tillerson, soars in significance. [News Source]

Tv weathercasters are being recruited to convince people climate change is real.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

TV weathercasters and meteorologists might be uniquely positioned to make a difference. These people are "much more trusted than other journalists, and have much better access—and often better communication skills—than climate scientists," Edward Maibach, a a social scientist at George Mason University, told me via email. [News Source]

Hurricane Irma: Latest projection shifts, showing threat to Tampa.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

A forecast for Hurricane Irma has shifted the trajectory of the mega-storm slightly westward, which may mean direct hits on the Florida Keys and worst-case scenarios for the cities of Naples, Fort Myers and possibly Tampa. [News Source]

Hurricane Irma and climate change.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

As we begin to clean up from Hurricane Harvey, the wettest hurricane on record, dumping up to 50 inches of rain on Houston in three days, and await landfall of Irma, the most powerful hurricane on record in the open Atlantic Ocean, people are asking: What is the role of human-induced climate change in these events, and how else have our own actions increased our risks? [News Source]

As hurricanes and wildfires rage, US climate politics enters the realm of farce.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, as Southern Floridians nervously watched Hurricane Irma become a Category 5 monster, they received an odd message from popular right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh: The hurricane forecasts are not to be trusted. [News Source]

ABC and NBC aren’t telling viewers what’s really going on with 2017’s mega-hurricanes.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

18 million people didn't hear a single word about climate change after Harvey from the nation's most-watched news programs. [News Source]

Houston maps out plan to fight mosquito population explosion after Harvey.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Health officials are warning Houston area residents about standing pools of water that could become breeding grounds for mosquitos that carry disease, including the West Nile Virus. The waters could be from heavy rains or flooding left behind by Hurricane Harvey. [News Source]

Limbaugh evacuates South Florida after claiming Hurricane Irma was a liberal hoax.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Rush Limbaugh will be evacuating South Florida, just days after the popular conservative radio host claimed that Hurricane Irma would not hit the United States and that scientists and the liberal media were hyping up the hurricane as proof of their global warming “lie.” [News Source]

Hurricane Harvey and the storms to come.
Saturday September 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Ten days before Harvey hit, the President rescinded a 2015 executive order requiring public-infrastructure projects in flood-prone areas to be designed with sea-level rise in mind. This move is likely to have particularly unfortunate consequences for Houston, a city with no zoning code, where thousands of buildings constructed on floodplains but lacking flood insurance are now filled with soggy debris. [News Source]