Some GOP Lawmakers Turn To Climate Action To Help Keep Their Seats

"For most Senate Republicans, climate change is an anathema: 70 percent of Republicans in the Senate deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and humans are the main cause. But a growing number of liberal and moderate Republican voters are concerned about climate change and want their elected officials to reflect that concern. And that leaves Republicans in tight campaigns for reelection with an interesting choice: embrace climate action, long seen as a liberal stance, or risk losing crucial voters."

Source: Climate Progress, 04/29/2016

"Imperial Oil Described Its Climate-Warming Business As 'Anti-Social'"

"The Canadian affiliate of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded multinational oil and gas corporation, has known for decades that its operations were causing environmental damage and contributing to climate change, according to newly-released documents from a Calgary museum."

Source: National Observer, 04/28/2016

"Climate Scientists Are Now Grading Climate Journalism"

Climate Feedback provides a venue for climate scientists to evaluate the accuracy of climate news stories".

"The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Never before has it been possible for people from all over the world to access the latest information and collectively seek solutions to the challenges which face our planet, and not a moment too soon: the year 2015 was the hottest in human history, and the Great Barrier Reef is suffering the consequences of warming oceans right now.

Source: Guardian, 04/27/2016

Scientists Just Lost A Key Tool To Observe Melting Actic

"Earlier this month, a U.S. satellite known as F17 — which was primarily used for meteorological measurements — experienced operational failures that compromised the integrity of its data. And while there are similar satellites in orbit that can take over the data collection for now, they’re old enough that scientists are unsure how much longer they’ll last."

Source: Wash Post, 04/26/2016

Consensus: "Virtually All Climate Scientists Agree Warming Is Manmade"

"Ninety to 100 percent of climate scientists agree that the planet is warming due to human activity, according to a peer-reviewed paper published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study, called a 'consensus on consensus,' synthesizes findings from prior published research."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/19/2016

"AGU Will Accept Exxon Money, Despite Scientists' Protest"

"The American Geophysical Union announced Thursday that it will continue to accept sponsorship money from ExxonMobil. The decision came after more than 100 AGU members and other scientists sent a letter to the organization's leadership in February urging the association to stop accepting  money from the oil giant."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/18/2016

"Exxon: Charges Of Lying About Climate Change Are 'Preposterous'"

"ExxonMobil Corp. is fighting a subpoena request by the US Virgin Islands, which is claiming that the oil company could have violated the territory's anti-racketeering law by knowingly misleading the government and the public about the likelihood that its fossil fuel business impacted climate change and thus defrauding them. But Exxon vehemently opposes the notion that it knew about climate change before the rest of the world did."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/15/2016


Subscribe to RSS - Science