Climate

Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average

• This summer’s minimum is the eighth lowest on record<p>Shrinking ice cap increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world, say scientists<p>The Arctic ice cap melted to hundreds of thousands of square miles below average this summer, according to data released late on Tuesday.<p>Climate …

Global Warming

The Paris Agreement Dispute Is A Distraction. The Real Battle Is Playing Out In The EPA.

For anyone who’s been following the fate of the United States’ involvement in the Paris agreement, the main question surrounding it recently has been pretty clear: Will he or won’t he?<p>Conflicting reports over the weekend — sparked by a vague Wall Street Journal story on Saturday — alleged that the …

Paris Agreement

UN Environment Chief: Make Polluters, Not Taxpayers, Pay For Destroying Nature

Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations' Environment Program, made an interesting point during a recent speech in New York: Companies, not …

Climate Change

The only countries not in the Paris agreement any more are those led by Trump and Assad

When US president Donald Trump pulled his country out of the Paris climate agreement in June, he joined an exclusive club of three dissident presidents: Syria’s Bashar Assad and Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega. Now Ortega is reportedly ditching his friends.<p>“We will soon adhere, we will sign the Paris …

Paris Agreement

These California Cities Just Sued Oil Companies For Billions Because Of Climate Change

“Global warming is here and it is harming San Francisco now,” the city’s lawsuit says.<p>Two California cities have separately sued five major oil companies over their contribution to global warming, and are seeking billions to pay for projects protecting the people and property in the Bay Area …

Oil & Gas Industry

Leonardo DiCaprio calls out the Trump administration for their horrendous climate track record

If even the stretch of devastating hurricanes do not elicit a shred of doubt in climate change deniers heads, Leonardo DiCaprio has some words for you. Yeah, you Donald Trump.<p>On Tuesday night, the actor and activist took the stage at the Yale Climate Conference to deliver a rousing speech …

Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental activism: Touch their cars and Californians will revolt.<p>Any effort that limits, constrains or …

California

15 states now defy Trump by upholding the Paris climate accord

The state-based movement to continue meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change following President Trump’s choice to withdraw is making headway.<p>The U.S. Climate Alliance, as the group is called, said Wednesday that it is on track to meet and possibly surpass its portion of the …

Business

California cities seek billions from big oil firms over climate change

San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies today seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels …

Business

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker

Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening …

UN Climate Change Conference

So, Australia just had its warmest winter on record

Australians have just wrapped up the warmest winter on record, according to a new report.<p>The Climate Council's report, titled <i>Hot and Dry: Australia’s Weird Winter</i>, found that Australia's winter had the highest maximum temperatures on record — reaching nearly 2ºC above average.<p>But while Australians …

Climate Change

Nicaragua to sign Paris deal, leaving US, Syria as only countries opposed

The Nicaraguan government is preparing to join the Paris climate agreement, making Syria the only country not to be a party to the deal and the …

Paris Agreement

These 7 countries want to say goodbye to fossil fuel-based cars

Clean Energy on Wheels<p>In the past couple of years, the clean energy revolution has steadily been gaining ground. Aside from transitioning to cleaner, …

Energy

Canada MP sorry for Catherine McKenna 'climate Barbie' remark

<b>A Canadian Conservative MP has apologised after referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as "climate Barbie".</b><p>Gerry Ritz made the comment on Twitter during an online exchange over a climate-change report.<p>The tweet provoked a furious response from Liberal MPs and others, and was later …

With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit - United Nations Sustainable Development

<b>New York, 20 September</b>—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and a group of global leaders from developing and developed countries met …

Sustainable Development

Despite Trump, States Still on Pace to Reach Paris Climate Goals

A coalition of states that vowed to fight global warming is on track to meet its share of U.S. targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement, even as …

Business

Two California Cities Sue Oil Majors Over Climate Change

San Francisco, Oakland want oil firms to fund protective measures against global warming<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Two Northern California cities filed separate lawsuits against five major oil companies Wednesday, asking state courts to force the companies to fund infrastructure the cities say is needed because …

Climate Change

The biggest driver of carbon emissions by 2025 won’t be coal or oil

LONDON — Liquefied natural gas will be the biggest source of carbon emission growth for the world’s top oil and gas companies by 2025, according to a …

Oil

Hurricane Irma: Gov. Rick Scott's Superstorm

Florida's governor is the perfect example of how U.S. leaders fail to meet the challenge of our lifetime<p>Hurricane Irma cut a wide swath of …

Politics

It takes just 4 years to detect human warming of the oceans

Our new paper illustrates the rapid, consistent warming of Earth’s oceans<p>We’ve known for decades that the Earth is warming, but a key question is, how fast? Another key question is whether the warming is primarily caused by human activities. If we can more precisely measure the rate of warming and …

Global Warming

New Study: Global Warming Limit Can Still Be Achieved

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists in the UK have good news for the 195 nations that pledged to limit global warming to well below 2°C: it can be done. The …

Climate Change

Energy focus risks ignoring emission cuts

A climate policy think tank warns the intense focus on how Australia's electricity is generated risks ignoring the nation's commitments to cut …

Josh Frydenberg

Photographer Julie Dermansky: I'm at Climate Change Ground Zero

<i>To see how photographers are documenting climate change around the world, watch our video Climate Change Is Real.</i><p>Julie Dermansky is a photojournalist …

Photojournalism

Is Trump about to flip flop on the Paris Climate Accord?

<i>This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site.</i><p>Ambiguity and inconsistency may be useful negotiating tools in the art of …

American Enterprise Institute

Obama: ACA is the reason "people are alive today"

While speaking at an event sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today, Obama said "people are alive today because of" the Affordable …

Politics

Nicaragua Joins Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord, leaving the U.S. and Syria as the only two nations left refusing to support the landmark …

Business

Why isn't the environment a German election issue?

With German federal elections fast approaching, DW asked Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute why climate change isn't exciting voters and where the …

World News

Instead of Protecting the Earth, EPA Agents Now Forced to Serve as Pruitt Bodyguards

Thanks to a hiring freeze, budget cuts, and the exorbitant travel needs of Trump's cabinet, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agents are being …

Liberal View

Analyzing the 5.5 Million Pounds of Air Pollutants Released in Texas After Harvey

Floodwater left in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey begins to recede in an industrial area on August 31, 2017, near Houston, Texas. …

Pollution

'It Puts America Last': John Kerry on Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Deal

"He threw away America's leadership," the former secretary of state says of Trump's "extremely damaging" move<p>While President Trump was threatening to …

Politics