The exact moment that Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House Website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science. Other sites have followed. This is troubling to us scientists as well as to our military.
Click here for reuse options! Physicist John Holdren says there's reason for optimism, even in these dark times. John Holdren is the longest-serving presidential science adviser in U.S. history. He’s also probably one of the most influential, having advised President Obama on key energy issues for the last eight years. Show More Summary
She’s a powerful and passionate writer and activist, writes Geoff Russell. But she’s missed the mark on the causes of cancer and dispossession. Almost since the beginning there was “the left” and “the right”. We are talking politics here, not handedness. “The left” was always defined roughly as being of the workers while “the right” [...]Show More Summary
With President Trump in the Oval Office, California officials are bracing for the possibility that the new administration will undermine the state’s landmark policies on climate change. But the more immediate threat isn’t coming from Washington; it lies in a lawsuit that has been slowly winding...
This CRS Legal Sidebar, Climate Change Litigation Update: "Children's Crusade" Case Against the United States Goes Forward, describes the following: Recently, an Oregon federal district court judge denied the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of 21 individuals, all age 20 or younger, and other...
Humans exterminated an array of weird and wonderful Australian creatures within only 4,000 years of arriving on the continent, according to a study published Friday that shifted blame away from climate change. Before the arrival of homo...Show More Summary
"What will this ultimately lead to, there are many chapters yet to unfold here," said Al Gore today at the Sundance Film Festival on the attitude towards climate change of the new administration of President Donald Trump. "That movement...Show More Summary
On a rainy Inauguration Day morning, dozens of students, archivists, librarians, professors and other concerned citizens gathered in a UCLA classroom, poring over the Department of Energy website. They sifted through pages covering a broad spectrum of topics, from energy-efficient buildings and...
Sea level rise is one of the many consequences of climate change. And if the dire predictions of climate scientists are accurate, there are some troubling signs that this phenomenon may become much more egregious. According to Phys.org, a new study published this week in the journal Science suggests that today’s ocean surface temperatures are... Show More Summary
Marchers carried hand-made signs emblazoned with passionate messages of hope, rage and support for a myriad causes: feminism, climate change, women's healthcare, diversity, LGBTQ rights to name only a few.
We talked to the cast and creators of I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore at Vulture's Sundance Spot this year. Of course, we had to ask them how their film relates to the current political climate, and the answer was fascinating. ... More »
Americans like science. So why do they reject scientific conclusions?
The year 2016 was the warmest year since records were first kept in the 1880s, marking the third straight year world temperatures had reached an all-time high. Once again, climate change was blamed as the primary cause for this continuing trend, with the El Nino phenomenon also driving temperatures upwards. Show More Summary
I THOUGHT THE SCIENCE WAS SETTLED. Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) spoke to the crowd Saturday at the Women’s March on Washington, emphasizing that issues like the economy, climate change and national security are women’s issues. “We all know the truth: If you are a woman...Show More Summary
Rick Perry once described the science of climate change as a “contrived, phony mess.” Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama asserted, wrongly, that there’s been “almost no increase” in temperatures over … Click to Continue »
Gee, that was fast and unexpected. I thought I heard President Trump making conciliatory noises over climate change to Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio. Hmmm, I guess not so much.
To be fair, we don't yet know what Donald Trump's precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a great deal to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. Show More Summary
China, India and even the leaders of large corporations are eager to have a bigger role in fighting global warming, meetings at the World Economic Forum showed.
Sundance 2017 updates: Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Sequel' renews climate change talk; doping film 'Icarus' could inflame U.S.-Russia relations Jan. 21, 2017, 8:53 a.m. The Sundance Film Festival is always exciting - ski slopes, film nerds and movie stars! This year the festival is being held during...