Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system. [News Source]

Gov. Inslee: Repeal of Clean Power Plan is ‘Trump Administration’s total abdication of American leadership.’
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Jay Inslee said the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Act won’t deter Washington state’s efforts to limit carbon pollution. [News Source]

Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists warn of a dangerous synergy: forest degradation has turned the Amazon from carbon sink to carbon source; while globally, humanity’s carbon emissions are worsening drought and fires. [News Source]

From thin air to stone: Greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change. [News Source]

Trump’s global resorts put profit first, environment last, critics say.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Mongabay looked into Trump’s claims that he is an environmentalist, winning “many, many environmental awards.” We were able to locate just two — one a local New York award, and another granted by a golf business association. [News Source]

Amid wreckage of hurricane-devastated Caribbean, leaders see a climate change opening.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wants to transform his country into the “world’s first climate-resistant nation in the climate change era.” And he wants the United Nations at his side on the front lines. [News Source]

Bloomberg’s charity donates $64 million to ‘war on coal.’
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity gave another $64 million to a campaign that aims to slash the number of U.S. coal-fired plants by two thirds by 2020, he said on Wednesday. [News Source]

Despite Trump, American companies are still investing in renewable energy.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Companies that are seeking to buy renewables aren’t just looking for the easiest way to cut costs. They are making a strategic investment to diversify their energy portfolio and secure long-term sustainability. [News Source]

Nearly three quarters of companies still failing to acknowledge climate-related risks.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

A survey of 4,900 companies globally reveals many large and mid-cap firms are failing to disclose the climate-related risks they face. [News Source]

Carbon rule or not, wind energy continues to squeeze coal.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Even as President Trump repeals his predecessor's landmark climate rule, a collision of policy and market forces is putting the squeeze on aging coal and nuclear plants. [News Source]

Coal boss takes climate change denial to the extreme.
Thursday October 12th 2017, 10:00 AM

Bob Murray claims Earth’s getting colder (just ignore those rising global temperatures). A Murray Energy lobbyist is now Trump’s nominee for No. 2 at EPA. [News Source]