Stories about Climate Change

April 18, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Craig Murray on listening to climate protestors

Personally, my day ruined by #ExtinctionRebellion as I dashed around London on Wikileaks related stuff and lost a couple of hours to transport disruption. But this is what it takes to jolt people from complacency to see the existential threat we ignore. Many congrats...

April 16, 2019

Massive “Extinction Rebellion” Protest Shuts Down London

London police tried to control the massive protests taking place for the second day in a row in London yesterday, arresting nearly 300 people who were blocking streets and bridges, and vandalizing buildings as part of the “Extinction Rebellion.”  The aim...

April 12, 2019

New Orleans Levees Sinking, City Sues Oil Companies

According to E&E News, the $14 billion levee system, which was recently totally rebuilt to better defend the New Orleans in the event of another catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina, is subsiding and soon may not provide sufficient protection from a 100-year...

April 8, 2019

States Carrying Clean Energy Forward, Feds Prioritize Carbon Capture

The move to clean energy keeps going strong at the state and local level, with several announcing their intention to move to clean energy and do it by at least 2050.    NPR reported that New Mexico recently joined California and Hawaii in requiring that the...

April 4, 2019

Climate change altering peak bloom of DC’s cherry trees

Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. are not only a huge attraction, tourism revenue generator but these beautiful trees are an over 100-year-old symbol of friendship between the United States and Japan. But like many flowering plants, the Yoshino cherry trees are being...

April 2, 2019

Water Infrastructure Crumbling Under Climate Change Pressures

The U.S. flood control system of levees and dams is worn out and not up to the threat that climate change is posing.  On Sunday, The New York Times reported that across the flooded Midwest, the vaunted federal levee system that was supposed to protect towns and...

April 1, 2019

One Cool Thing: Observing Earth Hour Around The Globe

Over the weekend, in another global display of support for action on climate change, thousands of buildings around the world went dark as part of Earth Hour 2019.  The World Wildlife Fund has organized the event each year since 2007 to raise awareness, and since then...