Global Warming and Climate Change News

Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: Why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Extreme weather events are very consistent with what climate change is expected to bring in the years ahead: global weirding. [News Source]

Democrats hold their fire on climate change.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Democrats are largely refraining from using the destruction wrought by Harvey and Irma as an occasion to lambaste President Donald Trump's policies. [News Source]

Exxon loses bid to keep auditor files secret in climate fraud investigation.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

New York's highest court rejected Exxon's appeal. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is probing whether the oil giant misled investors on climate change risks. [News Source]

While the world’s attention is elsewhere, Bangladesh faces a humanitarian crisis.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Monsoon floods have affected millions in south Asia. But the world is still ignoring disasters that are happening more often and becoming more severe. [News Source]

Top White House official to discuss climate change at UN.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gary D. Cohn, the chief White House economic adviser, is convening senior climate and energy ministers from about a dozen nations in advance of next week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, the White House confirmed Tuesday. [News Source]

Storm surges are the worst part of a hurricane — and will get even more destructive.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

A storm surge is "literally just the brute force of the winds pushing the water into the land," one hurricane expert said. [News Source]

California sues the Trump administration over fuel ecomony standards and federal fines.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

When cars don’t meet minimum standards for fuel economy, the manufacturers pay fines to the federal government – sometimes millions of dollars a year. [News Source]

Advocates blame oil giants for climate change, call Chevron No. 1 culprit.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

As scientists worry that climate change is stoking deadly hurricanes in the Atlantic and punishing wildfires in the West, a new study seeks to drive change by casting blame, connecting global warming to a roster of 90 companies topped by Bay Area-based Chevron. [News Source]

Scientists say damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Coral reefs provide excellent coastline protection — when they're healthy. [News Source]

The coal club can huff and puff but it’s too late to blow the renewable house down.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

As prices continue to rise and Australia continues its interminable climate policy circle-work, as the coal club throws more millions at persuasion, the government will no doubt continue to huff and puff. [News Source]

Storm surge gives weary Florida a glimpse of the future.
Wednesday September 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Storm surge can be the most dangerous part of a hurricane, often killing more people than the wind. Sea-level rise makes them worse. [News Source]