Global Warming and Climate Change News

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be ‘too late’ to recover from climate change.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that, in the wake of devastating floods and damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate change had become so severe that the country "might not be able to recover." [News Source]

Big Oil becomes greener with cuts to greenhouse gas pollution.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Sixty-two of the world’s 100 largest companies consistently cut their emissions on an annual basis between 2010 and 2015, with an overall 12 percent decline during that period, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance released ahead of its conference in London on Monday. [News Source]

Irma’s damage a reminder of Florida economy’s vulnerability.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Rising sea levels and spreading flood plains have magnified the vulnerabilities for the legions of people who continue to move to Florida and the state economy they have sustained. [News Source]

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, new analysis shows. [News Source]

Using the EPA to prop up Big Coal.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

But practical-minded utility executives are still shutting down coal-fired plants. [News Source]

The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

In the battle between saltwater and freshwater, salt is winning as seas rise. [News Source]

Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Western nations take action on climate change — and push for self-governance. [News Source]

Garbage from Irma will fuel Florida’s power grid.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

As long as they’re throwing stuff away, many counties find, they may as well make electricity out of it. [News Source]

Coal export priority left NSW power plants with ‘weeks’ of supplies.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

A shortage of rail capacity in NSW prompted partly by rising coal exports has led three of the country's biggest power stations to run down stockpiles to "historic lows". [News Source]

Rex Tillerson says US could stay in Paris Climate Accord.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. [News Source]

Protesters set to rally against Australia’s biggest coal project.
Monday September 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Environmental activists are due to start a week of protests on Sunday against a major coal mining project they say will damage Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and contribute to global warming. [News Source]