Climate Change

After Maria ‘Obliterates’ Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy

September 22, 2017

Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more disasters

Puerto Rico Goes Dark After its Power is Stripped

September 22, 2017

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College

New Clean Energy & Jobs Campaigns Launches With Less Ambitious Goal

September 20, 2017

Some advocates question why a new green jobs proposal is only demanding 50% renewable energy by 2030

Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP’s War on Climate Science

September 19, 2017

Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey explains that the Koch brothers have used their enormous wealth to force Republicans to toe the line on climate change denial

Is the Military Prepared for Climate Crisis?

September 11, 2017

The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Are Irma-like Super Storms the ‘New Normal’?

September 7, 2017

Distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann explains that a business-as-usual scenario will lead to increasingly devastating storms

Humanity’s ‘Carbon Budget’ is Smaller Than Generally Believed

September 7, 2017

Professor Michael Mann discusses a new study showing that the IPCC has underestimated global warming in the industrial era

Texaco-Chevron in Ecuador: Benefitted from Dumping Oil Beyond Saving Money

September 5, 2017

A study of the Texaco-Chevron oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study’s author

Media Downplays Millions Affected by Climate Change-Linked Floods in Asia

September 1, 2017

Over 1200 people have been killed in rains that have inundated a third of Bangladesh along with portion of India, Nepal and Pakistan

Houston Refinery Explosion Will Endanger Local Communities

August 31, 2017

As Harvey continues to devastates the Gulf Coast, some fear the worst is yet to come

Mainstream Media Misrepresents Hurricane Harvey’s Climate Change Connection

August 30, 2017

It’s ‘extremely annoying when all of these extreme events occur, whether it’s a wildfire or an extreme hurricane like this, and there’s no mention of the fact that climate change has actually exacerbated the situation,’ says Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research

Texas Organizer: Harvey Disproportionately Affects Low-Income People of Color

August 30, 2017

While ‘some of the city may return to normal, an entire different section just won’t have that capacity,’ says organizer Yvette Arellano

Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis

August 30, 2017

As storms hit the U.S. and South Asia, investigative journalist Christian Parenti says we have the laws and technology to protect humanity from climate disaster, but we need to rip away the veil of the ‘free market’

Exxon Mobil Knew But Hid the Links Between Oil and Catastrophic Climate Change

August 28, 2017

Leading expert on the climate denier playbook, Naomi Oreskes, discusses her groundbreaking new study and larger story of disinformation and doubt about climate change that has been promoted in U.S. for almost three decades

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change

August 28, 2017

Millions face flooding as the nation’s 4th largest city faces another week of rain

Sandy-Level Hurricanes May Occur Every Five Years Due to Climate Change

August 27, 2017

Leading climatologist Benjamin Horton talks about recent reports from NASA and NOAA showing increasingly higher global temperatures, and explains why the dangerous human-caused trend could spell disaster

Biological Annihilation: Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Event is Under Way

August 1, 2017

Earth is entering its sixth mass extinction event, posing a “frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization,” says a new study co-authored by Professor Gerardo Ceballos at the University of Mexico

Michael Mann Responds to ‘Uninhabitable Earth’

July 23, 2017

Leading climate scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting

The Billionaire Fossil Fuel Investor Behind Trump’s EPA Pick

December 12, 2016

DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn says Trump’s victory represents the political triumph of climate science skepticism and its powerful influence in the coming administration

COP22 Not Addressing Inadequacies of Paris Agreement

November 18, 2016

Reporting from Marrakech, Dimitri Lascaris says inertia afflicting prior conferences is still at play despite determination of the global community to move ahead with climate change efforts