Global Warming and Climate Change News

A man who rejects settled science on climate change should not lead the EPA.
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The week started with a hopeful sign for those concerned about climate change: Former vice president Al Gore met with Donald Trump for about 90 minutes on Monday, leading some to believe that the president-elect might be ready to accept facts and evidence. By the end of the week, however, Mr. Trump had selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. [News Source]

Surprising number of species going extinct in their usual homes, study says.
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Hundreds of species around the world—plants, animals, marine life—are experiencing local extinctions due to climate change, according to a new study. Researchers say it's likely to be just the beginning. [News Source]

Climate change could render Sudan ‘uninhabitable.”
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Temperatures are rising, water supplies are scarce, soil fertility is low and severe droughts are common. After years of desertification, its rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger. [News Source]

Trump tabs another climate denier, this time for Interior.
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a sixth-term Republican from Washington State who is a climate change denier and an ardent opponent of regulations for greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump for Secretary of Interior. [News Source]

Early returns positive on Donald Trump’s promises.
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Donald Trump won't be in the Oval Office until January, but the preliminary returns on his election are coming in. The mere possibility of change is fueling economic optimism. [News Source]

He waged Intimidation campaigns against climate scientists; Now he’s helping Trump remake the EPA., He waged intimidation campaigns against climate scientists; Now he’s helping Trump remake the EPA.
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

He waged intimidation campaigns against climate scientists; Now he's helping Trump remake the EPA. [News Source]

Pollution’s champion to head EPA.
Saturday December 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Trump has veered back to the abominable in choosing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — a fierce enemy of pollution controls and the Environmental Protection Agency — to head the EPA. [News Source]

Past hurricanes have led to tighter rules.
Friday December 09th 2016, 9:00 AM

It’s unclear what, if any, regulatory changes may happen as a result of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, but past storms have brought about more stringent building codes, dune ordinances and flood maps. [News Source]

Past hurricanes have led to tighter rules.
Friday December 09th 2016, 9:00 AM

It’s unclear what, if any, regulatory changes may happen as a result of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, but past storms have brought about more stringent building codes, dune ordinances and flood maps. [News Source]

In a land of thundering reindeer, suicide stalks the indigenous Sami.
Friday December 09th 2016, 9:00 AM

Climate change has put enormous strain on these powerful animals — and on the men and women who care for them. [News Source]

Climate refugees in South Asia need protection, advocates say.
Friday December 09th 2016, 9:00 AM

People forced to leave their homes because of climate change in South Asia should get the same protections given to political refugees, advocates said on Thursday. [News Source]