Global Warming and Climate Change News

Industry seeks legal cover with replacement rule.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

As the Trump administration mulls whether to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, its legal foes are already plotting creative courtroom challenges against U.S. EPA and directly against utilities. [News Source]

Fossil fuels win billions in public money after Paris climate deal, angry campaigners claim.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Coal, oil and gas finance from major development banks totalled $5bn in year after historic climate pact, according to estimates. [News Source]

Canada aligning with UK to fight global growth in coal-fired electricity.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Canada is joining forces with the United Kingdom to push for a global crackdown on unabated coal-fired electricity. [News Source]

New airplane biofuels plan would ‘destroy rainforests’, warn campaigners.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world’s rainforests might have to be cleared to produce the necessary crops. [News Source]

University’s ‘digital sandbox’ shows how climate change effects human life.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

A team at the University of Bradford has mixed the latest computer technology with an old-fashioned sandpit to create a tool that can predict how climate change can transform civilisations. [News Source]

Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints. [News Source]

Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol- and diesel-fueled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday. [News Source]

Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Petrol and diesels vehicles will be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero-emissions zone. [News Source]

Draughty homes targeted in UK climate change masterplan.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Millions of draughty homes in England and Wales will be insulated and overhauled by 2035 to save families as much as £300 a year on their energy bills, under the government’s climate change plans. [News Source]

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show. [News Source]

The grandfather of alt-science.
Friday October 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives. [News Source]