Global Warming and Climate Change News

Earth sets a temperature record for the third straight year.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AM

Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization. [News Source]

Scott Pruitt doesn’t know the power of the EPA.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Republican Party platform envisions shrinking the agency into “an independent bipartisan commission,” and Trump and his adviser Myron Ebell, who is leading the E.P.A. transition, have talked about abolishing it altogether. [News Source]

Senate panel grills Trump’s EPA pick over energy ties.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AM

Democratic Senators quizzed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, over his energy industry ties during a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday that was briefly interrupted by protesters. [News Source]

2016 sets ‘terrifying’ milestone as earth’s warmest year on record.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AM

Last year was Earth's warmest on record since at least 1880, two federal agencies announced Wednesday. [News Source]

China can take lead, climate envoy says.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

China is capable of taking a leadership role in combating global climate change as well as being open toward collaborating with all countries to achieve economic restructuring, China's special envoy for climate change said. [News Source]

Interior secretary nominee Zinke: National parks repair list should be part of Trump infrastructure plan.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

Montana congressman Ryan Zinke also said that he doesn’t believe climate change is a hoax. “Man has had an influence,” he told a Senate committee. [News Source]

Museum trustee, a Trump donor, supports groups that deny climate change.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

A leader of the American Museum of Natural History has been using her family’s millions to finance organizations that some say undermine the museum’s mission. [News Source]

EPA, FERC at odds ahead of vote on contentious pipeline.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

An interagency rift between U.S. EPA and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over the depth of climate reviews for proposed gas pipelines could come to a head this week. [News Source]

Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

New installment leaves $2 billion owing, with Donald Trump expected to cease any further payments. [News Source]

China cancels 103 coal plants, mindful of smog and wasted capacity.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

Existing coal plants now run at about half capacity, and new sources of power, such as wind, solar and nuclear, are coming online at a fast clip. [News Source]

Indigenous Canadians face a crisis as climate change eats away island home.
Wednesday January 18th 2017, 9:00 AM

Rising sea levels mean that Lennox Island has lost more than 400 acres in just a few generations. Now its First Nations community wonders if it has a future. [News Source]