Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘How else can a Kenyan creampuff get ahead?’ is just one of the disturbing tweets sent by this Trump Energy Department agency head.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Before William C. Bradford was appointed by the Trump administration to run the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, he tweeted a slew of disparaging remarks about the real and imagined ethnic, religious and gender identities of former president Barack Obama, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, TV news host Megyn Kelly and Japanese Americans during World War II. [News Source]

VIDEO: Franken vs Perry climate science.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Franken vs. Perry on climate science Sen. Franken schools Rick Perry on the reality of climate change, but Perry remains defiantly ignorant. [News Source]

Trump inspires scientist to run for congress to fight climate change., Trump inspires scientist to run for Congress to fight climate change.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Volcanologist Jess Phoenix would agree with President Donald Trump on one thing: There's something wrong with Washington, D.C. "We need science in our everyday lives," she said, speaking in April at the Los Angeles March for Science. "Ignorance is the disease." [News Source]

The world’s largest coal mining company is closing 37 sites.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

Coal India—a government-back coal company–is reportedly closing 37 of its "unviable" mines in the next year to cut back on losses. [News Source]

Treading the fine line between climate talk and alarmism.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

In May 2017, I spoke about climate change, something I had done often, but this was unique. It was the first time I spoke about the issue with a faith-based community. [News Source]

Attention Scott Pruitt: red teams and blue teams are no way to conduct climate science.
Sunday June 25th 2017, 10:00 AM

In a recent op-ed, Steven Koonin, a professor at New York University, called for the establishment of a “Red Team/Blue Team” process for climate science. [News Source]

Murray Energy sues John Oliver, HBO over coal-industry story.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

John Oliver, HBO and Time Warner have been sued for defamation for allegedly executing a "maliciously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation" of an Ohio coal company and its boss during a long-form story about the industry on Last Week Tonight's June 18 episode. [News Source]

Xi Jinping is set for a big gamble with China’s carbon trading market.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

As other countries look to China to take the lead in fighting global warming after President Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement, President Xi Jinping is pushing ahead with an ambitious plan to build the world's largest market for carbon emissions permits. [News Source]

A new all-electric aircraft with a range up to 600 miles unveiled at Paris Air Show.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

At the 52nd International Paris Air Show, Eviation Aircraft, a member of NASA’s on-demand mobility program, unveiled the first prototype of a new all-electric aircraft concept with a range of up to 600 miles (965 km) . [News Source]

Quarter of England’s rivers at risk of running dry, finds WWF.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

A quarter of England’s rivers are at risk of running dry, with devastating consequences for wildlife, according to data obtained by WWF under freedom of information rules. [News Source]

California’s climate debate heats up behind closed doors as Gov. Brown pushes to extend cap and trade.
Saturday June 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

The end of annual budget negotiations usually brings a sense of calm to the Capitol, but behind the scenes Gov. Jerry Brown has intensified his efforts to reach a deal with lobbyists and lawmakers on a blueprint for California’s future climate change policies. [News Source]