Climate Change

A feed of recent articles relating to Climate Change from The Daily Climate.

20 July 2017. To avoid climate catastrophe, we need to work on carbon storage. – With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping global warming to a level we can live with.

20 July 2017. Protecting Louisiana: Projects aim to strengthen for storms. – Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year's floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly through drainage improvements and buyouts of flood-prone properties.

20 July 2017. A new hurricane season is here. Why NC is still waiting for money to clean up from the last one. – North Carolina residents and communities still reeling from Hurricane Matthew could soon have access to hundreds of millions more federal dollars – even as they brace for the next storm.

20 July 2017. World's young face $535 trillion bill for climate. – One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will face to keep the globe at a habitable temperature and contain global warming and climate change – a $535 trillion bill.

20 July 2017. VIDEO: Talking about climate change with Al Gore. – In an interview, the former vice president and climate change activist reflects on what comes after the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

20 July 2017. Past extinctions point to a current and future biodiversity crisis. – Rapid climate change is a unifying feature of ancient mass extinctions – how bad might it be now?

20 July 2017. Panel approves Interior-EPA spending bill. – House appropriators approved legislation to fund U.S. EPA and the departments of Homeland Security and the Interior.

20 July 2017. Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office. – Trump has been paralyzed on healthcare and tax reform, but his administration has been active in eroding safeguards and protections elsewhere.

20 July 2017. A coral reef gets an insurance policy of its own. – The reef off the Mexican coast will soon be underwritten by Swiss Re.

20 July 2017. Climate change is killing us right now. – The most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario. Extreme heat is happening today, and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies.

20 July 2017. 'An insane amount of heat' as fire near Yosemite National Park moves with frightening speed. – If the Detwiler fire, which has moved with frightening speed this week through the rugged terrain of rural Mariposa County, was looking to make a dramatic statement, it succeeded.

20 July 2017. You aren't coming through here: Nuns build chapel to block fracking gas pipeline. – A group of Catholic nuns in Pennsylvania has filed a complaint against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an attempt to keep the pipeline off their land.

20 July 2017. Trump just nominated a climate skeptic to USDA’s top science post. – The President has nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who's questioned climate change, to the Agriculture Department's top scientific post.

20 July 2017. Automation is saving oil jobs. Can other industries learn? – The U.S. energy industry is showing other sectors how advanced technology and innovation are allowing companies to retain and even expand employment despite challenges.

20 July 2017. The fossil fuels project that pits Trump’s base against itself. – The $3.8 billion project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, would take waste from oil refining and turn it into synthetic natural gas while capturing most of the pollution emitted.

20 July 2017. Beijing aims to curb city's use of coal by 2020. – China's capital city Beijing is aiming to cut its coal consumption to below 5 million tonnes by 2020 and limit the use of coal in smog-prone areas, a document issued by the Beijing Municipal Government showed on Tuesday.

20 July 2017. Fresh legal challenge looms over Adani mine risk to endangered finch. – Australian Conservation Foundation asks environment and energy minister to revoke Carmichael mine approval.

20 July 2017. Shifting storms under climate change to worsen coastal perils. – Shifting storm directions under climate change are likely to worsen threats to coastlines already at risk from rising sea levels and more intense tempests.

20 July 2017. Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years. – June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5C or even 2C.

20 July 2017. California to suffer from climate change, study finds. – Higher crime rates and electric bills. Crops and laborers wilting in the sun. A new study says California's economy is going to lose billions of dollars a year to climate change.

20 July 2017. Climate denial is like The Matrix; more Republicans are choosing the red pill. – The wall of Republican climate denial is starting to crack; who will be the Neo that accelerates the process?

20 July 2017. GE global renewables head Jerome Pecresse warns on clean energy target. – The US energy giant has $1.6 billion in new wind farm projects under way in Australia that will add 800 megawatts of capacity to the grid as the industry rebounds from policy uncertainty during the Abbott government.

20 July 2017. The Larsen C iceberg is already cracking up. – New satellite imagery reveals that the iceberg, dubbed A68, is already shifting shape along with the remaining Larsen C ice shelf itself.

20 July 2017. Is climate change bringing more deadly stingers to Coast? – An increase in stingers, including members of the deadly irukandji family, will be the focus of a new study looking to identify the effects of climate change on the Sunshine Coast's marine life.

20 July 2017. Commentary: I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration. – I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.

20 July 2017. Scientist spreads the word on climate change - by biking across America. – David Goodrich has retired from a career in climate science, but he hasn’t stopped warning about climate change’s catastrophic dangers.

20 July 2017. Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California. – Several flood-prone municipalities in California filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel companies this week as they attempt to recoup the cost of coping with rising seas.

20 July 2017. What California's big vote on climate change policies means for you. – It’s the centerpiece of California’s battle against global warming, and it’s so complex that it can make even hardened policy wonks shudder. Yes, we’re talking about the state’s cap-and-trade program.

20 July 2017. Climate change warming Fiji, China relations. – Fiji's fight against climate change is enhancing China's leadership in the Pacific, according to an analyst.

20 July 2017. RSPB loses legal fight against £2bn offshore windfarm in Scotland. – A £2bn offshore windfarm in Scotland looks set to go ahead after the RSPB lost a long-running legal challenge against the plans, which the conservationists said threatened puffins, gannets and kittiwakes.