We often post news and other stories of interest to our member congregations on Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few recommended sources for interfaith climate movement related news:
Also helpful “Short Answers to Hard Questions about Climate Change”
List below updated 06.14.14
Atmospheric CO2 Crosses “Ominous Threshold” – 06.14.14, TruthOut, a discussion of whether humanity has already crossed the point of no return in terms of atmospheric CO2 concentration.
How El Nino Might Alter the Political Climate – 05.20.14, New York Times, a predicted El Nino in fall of 2014 may be influential in the politics of climate change.
Billionaire sets up fund for victims of climate change – 06.05.14
Tom Steyer, the leading financial underwriter of campaigns to combat climate change, says he is putting up $2 million to start a fund for victims of wildfires and other “extreme weather events.”
Global warming worries California voters, poll finds – 02.25.13, Sacramento Bee, new survey shows voters dissatisfaction with federal inaction on climate change, and on-going support for AB 32
Secrets of the Rich – 02.18.13, George Monbiot, George’s latest thinking on the discovery that some billionaires are behind the funding of climate change denial
Carbon Fee & Dividend Bill Introduced to Battle ‘Planetary Emergency’ of Climate Change – 02.14.13, Common Dreams, introduction of Boxer/Sanders bill with links to actual texts of bills
Vast Oil Reserve May Now Be Within Reach, and Battle Heats Up – 02.03.13, New York Times, overview of potential exploitation of California’s Monterey Shale crude
Earth: The Operator’s Manual – series on PBS outlines science of climate change from a personal point of view and need for action
Earth Goes to Extremes – as reported in The Green Word – Discover Magazine Jan-Feb 2013, overview of highlights of 2012 extreme weather events
Exit of EPA boss a protest – 01.02.13, New York Post, article covering Lisa Jackson’s departure from the federal EPA with possible link to impending approval of Keystone XL Pipeline by President Obama
Proposition 37: In some circles, GMO stands for ‘God Moves Over’ – 10.06.12 – San Jose Mercury News, outlines the faith point of view on genetically engineered foods
Climate Change Is Bad News for California Children with Asthma – 10.05.12 – Scientific American, pinpoints the intersection between climate change and deleterious regional health effects
A call to end clean energy’s politicization – 09.27.12 – MercuryNews.com opinion piece
Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds – 09.25.12 – The Guardian, includes findings that climate change is already contributing to nearly 400,000 deaths a year, and costing world more than $1.2 trillion. Report put out by the DARA Group; see launch of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor here.
7 Chinese pilot programs make final preparations for emissions trading – 09.24.12 – E&E Publishing
House GOP: Senate airline emissions ban passage a ‘positive sign’ – 09.24.12 – Congress’ action on making the U.S. exempt from European emissions reductions related to the airline industry
The basics of air travel and climate change – David Suzuki Foundation – comparing various forms of transportation in terms of carbon emissions
The Potential Impact of Global Warming on the 2012 Presidential Elections – 09.24.12 – Yale Project on Climate Change Communication; see overview here, download report here.
Climate Change Causes Extreme Weather Says NASA Scientist Hansen – 08.06.12 – Forex, contains heat map from 1880-2012; video interview with Jim Hansen on PBS News Hour here; NASA report here
Climate change is here – and worse than we thought – 08.03.12 – Washington Post, Dr. James Hansen
Democracy Now with Dr. Richard Muller and Bill McKibben – 08.02.12 – Democracy Now, interview starts at minute 30:20
Our Changing Climate 2012 – 07.31.12 – report released by California Natural Resources Agency and California Energy Commission, video from CalEMATV
The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic – 07.28.12 – New York Times Op-Ed by Dr. Richard Muller
Storms Threaten Ozone Layer Over U.S., Study Says – 07.26.12 – New York Times
Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling – 07.25.12 – New York Times
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math – 07.19.12 – Rolling Stone. Article by Bill McKibben
Record Heat Wave Pushes U.S. Belief In Climate Change to 70% – 07.18.12 – Bloomberg
Global Warming’s Six Americas in March 2012 and November 2011 – 07.18.12 – Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Update on report originally conducted in 2008 outlining the six different segments of the American public in terms of climate change
Massive Iceberg ‘Twice the Size of Manhattan’ Breaks Off Greenland – 07.17.12 – Common Dreams
Charts: Gen Xers Say “Meh” to Climate Change – 07.17.12 – Mother Jones
Climate Change-Driven Drought Causes Major Crop Losses – 07.16.12 – E-Environment Magazine
Is global warming to blame for record heat? – 07.07.12 – Detroit Free Press
Hotspot of accelerated sea-level rise on the Atlantic coast of North America – 06.24.12 – Nature Climate Change; article at Study: East Coast Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Global Average
UCLA Study, L.A. Regional Temperature Projections – 06.21.12. Summary of Findings includes projection of extremely hot days in Central L.A. tripling by 2050
Cap-and-trade plan upheld by Calif. court – 06.20.12 – San Francisco Gate
Cold comfort: Arctic riches unlocked by global warming will not begin to make up for the costs of climate change – 06.16.12 – The Economist, includes a short video on melting Arctic ice and possible new shipping routes
On the Rise: The Melting Arctic – 06.15.12 – The Economist, a video
Climate Change is Simple – 06.12.12 – TEDx Conference at The Evergreen State College – David Roberts, Grist journalist, gives an excellent overview of climate change science
Southern Calif. Energy Hub Eyed for Clues to U.S. Green Economy – 06.22.11 – New York Times – centers on successful San Diego-based companies leading the nation in the clean energy future
Climate of Denial: Can Science and the Truth Withstand the Merchants of Poison? – 06.22.11 – Rolling Stone – by Al Gore
NOAA: Second Hottest May On Record Globally, Hottest For Northern Hemisphere – 06.14.12 – Think Progress
Protecting Many Species to Help Our Own – 06.01.12 – New York Times
“Hundreds march outside Koch brothers’ retreat” – 01.31.11 – L.A. Times – covers protest over Koch brothers’ financing anti-environmental legislation
“Republicans launch all-out assault on Obama’s climate strategy” – 02.01.11 – businessGreen – overview of legislation introduced into the Senate that aims to strip the federal EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases
“Egyptian and Tunisian riots were driven in part by the spike in global food prices” – 01.30.11 – draws a connection between climate change-driven food availability insecurity as part of recent unrest – Climate Progress
“Polar bear’s long swim illustrates ice melt” – 01.29.11 – story of documented nine-day swim by a polar bear in search of ice, and battle over protection of polar bears – L.A. Times
“Cold Jumps Arctic ‘Fence,’ Stoking Winter’s Fury” – 01.24.11 – covers two-year experience of warmer winters in Canada and the Arctic and very cold winters in the U.S. – N.Y. Times
” It’s Getting Hot Out There: Top 10 Places to Save for Endangered Species in a Warming World” – a new report by Audubon, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council and others, regarding the 10 most nationally threatened ecosystems, two of which are in California.
“Drought spurs life-or-death struggles in Kilimanjaro’s shadow” – Greenwire – four part story shows effects of worsening African drought on animal kingdom.
“Climate Groups Retool Argument For Global Warming” – 12.05.10 – NRP Article and listen to the story. In light of fewer Americans “believing” in global warming, climate activists change approach of education.
“From California, a Game Plan on Climate Change” – 11.22.10 – New York Times. Overview of a plan by Pacific Council on International Policy.
“PNC Bank will no longer fund mountain top removal” – 11.11.10 – Climate Progress website. PNC is seventh bank to take position on this destructive practice.
“After a Strong Counterattack, Big Coal Makes a Comeback” – 11.09.10 – Environment 360. Article outlines major talking points and issues of and with Big Coal industry.
“Biden rolls out home energy efficiency program” – 11.09.10 – McClatchy website. Information on household energy efficiency program, Recovery Through Retrofit.
“Prop 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics” – 11.04.10 – L.A. Times. Article outlining the bipartisan nature of the battle against the oil industry.
“Solar Power: Let the Sun Shine In” – 07.09.09 – National Catholic Reporter. Covers the involvement of the San Jose Catholic Diocese in energy issues.