China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump

Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate change. The governor of California, Jerry Brown,…

How Climate Change Denial Set the Stage for Fake News

I wasn’t worried when the newspaper I worked for started publishing “climate skeptics.” I should have been Written by JONATHAN KAY and published in The Walrus the 1st of May 2017 The website truetrumpers.com recently ran an image of a hospitalized senior citizen along with the following garbled caption: “BREAKING: This is 78 years old Trump supporter…

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change Written by Damian Carrington and published on TheGuardian the 19th of May 2017 It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s…

Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea

Gemini windpark off the coast of the Netherlands will eventually meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people, according to its owners Article published in TheGuardian the 9th of May 2017 Dutch officials have opened what is being billed as one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning far out…

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

New chair of Arctic council calls for Paris treaty on global warming to be respected amid fears of commitment downgrade Article written by Patrick Wintour and published in TheGuardian the 11th of May 2017 Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia…

US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left

Warming climate makes it ‘inevitable’ that contiguous US will lose all of its glaciers within decades, according to scientists Article written by Oliver Milman and published on TheGuardian the 11th of May 2017 Meltwater forms a pool at Montana’s glacier national park, where scientists have revealed dramatic levels of shrinkage. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images It’s now…