Global Warming and Climate Change News

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2C is met, summer heatwaves in major Australian cities are likely to reach highs of 50C by 2040, a study published on Wednesday warns. [News Source]

China’s emissions trading scheme puts Australian companies on notice.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The launch of China's national carbon market could harm the competitiveness of Australian products. [News Source]

Mid-air turbulence set to triple due to climate change, scientists warn.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Commercial airliners will be buffeted by up to three times more turbulence in future decades, according to a new report. [News Source]

Climate change creating food shortages across the Pacific, says support agency.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Food shortages and eroding coastlines are an increasingly urgent problem across the Pacific, thanks to climate change. [News Source]

The most powerful evidence climate scientists have of global warming.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The oceans hold the story of a planet warming as fossil fuels are burned. Here is what scientists have discovered, in four charts. [News Source]

Interfaith group addresses climate change.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization represented in 40 states, including North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., has become a leading nationwide faith-based player in the climate change debate. [News Source]

High oil subsidies ensure profit for nearly half new US investments, study shows.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The findings suggests U.S. oil may be more dependent on subsidies than previously thought. The subsidies could also undermine international climate goals. [News Source]

China will meet 2020 carbon reduction target, Xie Zhenhua says.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

China is on track to fulfil or possibly surpass its commitment of cutting its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, the country’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement has said., China is on track to fulfill or possibly surpass its commitment of cutting its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, the country’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement has said. [News Source]

Divided US solar sector spars over trade relief at hearing.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal. [News Source]

Greens propose new energy storage target to drive switch to renewables.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The policy includes a target of 20 gigawatts by 2030, is modelled on the renewable energy target and contains incentives for households and small business. [News Source]

Protection for tiny darter contrasts admin moves on grizzlies.
Wednesday October 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Some tiny Southern fish and the lumbering grizzly bear are dramatizing divergent sides of the debate over adding and removing animals from Endangered Species Act protections. [News Source]