Stories about Climate Change

February 21, 2019

White House To Form Committee To Deny Climate National Security Risk

Three weeks ago, and for the second year in a row, the Director of National Intelligence, former Republican Senator Dan Coats, testified to Congress that environmental degradation and climate change are global threats to U.S. national security stating that they are,...

February 20, 2019

DC Gets Winter Storm Impact Scale Courtesy of Capital Weather Gang

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang has created a scale to rate the winter storms that always seem to snarl travel and impact schools and businesses in the region.  Rather than gauging a storm by the number of inches of snow, the Weather Gang scale rates...

February 18, 2019

Protecting Roosevelt’s legacy from climate change

As you’ve read above, the creation of our national parks and public lands was a serious feat but ensuring their health and vibrancy over the long term requires a sustained effort. While the Trump administration has moved to open up public lands to oil and gas...

February 15, 2019

U.S. Students Planning Nationwide Climate Strike on March 15th

Students in the U.S. are joining other young people from around the world and are planning on March 15th to skip school and strike, march and rally to protest government inaction on climate change and raise public awareness of the severity of the climate crisis. ...

February 14, 2019

Wisconsin Joins Climate Alliance

Wisconsin’s new Governor Tony Evers announced on Tuesday that the state would become the 21st to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and meet the climate change reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement.  By adding Wisconsin, the states that have joined the...

February 13, 2019

How will climate change warm your city?

Each year extreme heat kills more Americans than any other extreme weather event and for many cities, the future means that average highs will only continue to rise.  As CNN reported, the past five years have already been the hottest on record for our planet, but new...

February 11, 2019

The Green New Deal: What’s In It?

As you can see from the interview by Tucker Carlson on Fox, there has been some confusion and even disinformation about what is IN and what is not in the Green New Deal (GND) bill, H.R. 109.  We summarize it for you here.  First, it is a resolution, not a law, and its...


Climate change making Atlantic hurricanes more deadly

A recent study published by top hurricane experts in the journal Nature Communications found that the percentage of tropical systems that have intensified rapidly in the Atlantic Ocean has tripled over the last three decades, and climate change is a major reason why....

February 7, 2019

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year on Record According to NOAA and NASA

The numbers are in from both science agencies that keep climate records, and it was another hot one in 2018 — the fourth warmest average annual global temperature in history.  It comes in fourth only to the three years that preceded it — 2015, 2016, and...

February 5, 2019

A Millennial’s Call for Bold Climate Action

By Miro Korenha, Founder and Publisher of Our Daily Planet To baby boomers and older generations concern for the environment might seem like an admirable quality, but to Millennials like me, it’s a life or death matter. To me personally, it means that aside from all...