Global Warming and Climate Change News

Tony Abbott’s climate change speech ‘loopy’, says Labor.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Tanya Plibersek says Abbott’s speech to climate skeptics in London was ‘actually just weird stuff. [News Source]

Asia-Pacific faces more damaging disaster threat, UN warns.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Natural disasters could become more destructive in Asia-Pacific, where a person is already five times more likely to be affected than in other regions, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, urging countries to invest in resilience plans. [News Source]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]

Are electric vehicles pushing oil demand over a cliff?
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

With China now planning to phase out gas-powered cars, automakers are talking about an all-electric future. It could mean a big drop in emissions. [News Source]

As Trump retreats, states are joining forces on climate action.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

A coalition of states – from California to Colorado to North Carolina – are banding together to slash emissions and boost renewable energy. [News Source]

Miami’s mayor seeks climate change converts among Miami’s Republican voters.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

In his final days in office, Republican mayor Tomás Regalado is campaigning for a new tax to facilitate $400 million in government spending, nearly half of which will pay to protect the city from sea-level rise. [News Source]

Scott Pruitt says EPA will repeal Clean Power Plan Tuesday.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. [News Source]

US EPA to eliminate Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he'll sign a proposed rule to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-designed plan to meet U.S. obligations under the Paris climate accord. [News Source]

Maine will suffer from EPA chief’s pro-coal stand.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

A warming climate and polluted air are all we have to gain from keeping dirty power plants running. [News Source]

Climate change ‘probably doing good’, says former Australian PM Abbott.
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Former Australian prime minister likens treatment of climate sceptics to the Spanish Inquisition and says the government lost seats by not campaigning on energy prices. [News Source]