Environmental Impacts of Natural Gas
from Union of Concerned Scientists

Natural gas is a fossil fuel, though the global warming emissions from its combustion are much lower than those from coal or oil.
Natural gas emits 50 to 60 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) when combusted in a new, efficient natural gas power plant compared with emissions from a typical new coal plant. Considering only tailpipe emissions, natural gas also emits 15 to 20 percent less heat-trapping gases than gasoline when burned in today’s typical vehicle.

Emissions from smokestacks and tailpipes, however, do not tell the full story.

The drilling and extraction of natural gas from wells and its transportation in pipelines results in the leakage of methane, primary component of natural gas that is 34 times stronger than CO2 at trapping heat over a 100-year period and 86 times stronger over 20 years.

» Read more of this report


» Canada’s Changing Climate Report
This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is the first report to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action.

» Burning the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth: Why Gas Is Not Clean, Cheap, or Necessary
By OCI Team Reports, Stopping Carbon Lock-In, Oil Change International
May 30, 2019

» The Role of Shale Gas Development in the Methane Cycle: New Insights from 13C and 14C Data
By Robert Howarth, PhD, Cornell University, YouTube Video
March 1, 2019 – 47 minutes

Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.
By Thirteen US Government Agencies
November 23, 2018  For summaries of this report, search CLIMATE NEWS below for articles published just after this date.

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty

By United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

October 6, 2018   For summaries of this report, search CLIMATE NEWS below for articles published just after this date.


» BirthStrike: The people refusing to have kids, because of climate change
By Stephanie Bailey, CNN
June 10, 2019

» Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse
The Arctic just saw its hottest May on record
Joe Romm, ThinkProgress
June 10, 2019

» Teen activists face US government in crucial hearing over climate trial
Lee van der Voo, The Guardian
June 4, 2019

» Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ to humanity by 2050, advocates say
By Julia Jacobo, ABC News
June 4, 2019

» Rising Sea Levels Will Leave Atlantic City Uninhabitable By End Of The Century, Researchers Say
By CBS3 Staff, CBS News Philadelphia
June 4, 2019

» Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent, The Guardian
June 4, 2019

» Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 4, 2019

» Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
By Coral Davenport and Mark Landler, New York Times
May 27, 2019

» New Zealand’s Next Liberal Milestone: A Budget Guided by ‘Well-Being’
By Charlotte Graham-McLay, New York Times
May 22, 2019

» Effort to Trade Gas for Hydropower in Northeast Meets Resistance
Some residents are concerned about environmental impacts from proposed transmission lines
By Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American – E&E News
May 22, 2019

» Want to know if California can make zero emissions by 2045? Here’s what to watch
To reach a zero emissions economy, California needs to eliminate natural gas by regionalizing the Western grid and coordinating local and state system planning
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
May 21, 2019

» It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history
Jason Samenow, The Washington Post via SF Gate
May 14, 2019

» Carbon dioxide hits a level not seen for 3 million years. Here’s what that means for climate change — and humanity.
By Denise Chow, NBC News
May 14, 2019

» Why We Need to Ditch Fracked Gas Immediately
By Bethany Kwoka, Conservation Law Foundation
May 13, 2019

» Climate Change and Your Family’s Future
By Dan Farber, Legal Planet
May 13, 2019

» Mike Pompeo actually just cheered the ‘new opportunities’ presented by the Arctic’s melting ice sheets
By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
May 6, 2019

» The Green New Deal Costs Less Than Doing Nothing
Republicans keep saying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan is too expensive. But their own plan—to ignore the climate crisis—is even more so.
By Dave Levitan, New Republic
May 3, 2019

» To Combat Climate Change, Start From the Ground Up (With Dirt)
By Wendy MacNaughton, New York Times
May 2, 2019

» Massachusetts grants $1M for farm equipment to fight climate change
By MATT BERG, Daily Hampshire Gazette
May 2, 2019

» Activist/author speaks at Local Environmental Action Conference at Worcester State
By Cyrus Moulton, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 27, 2019

» Antarctica: Thousands of emperor penguin chicks wiped out
By Jonathan Amos, BBC Science
April 25, 2019

» Earth Matters: Climate change threatening to dry up the Rio Grande River, a vital water supply
By CBS News
April 22, 2019

» Earth Day Statement from Mayor Alex Morse
By Holyoke Mayor A. Morse,
April 22, 2019

» When Did Moral Clarity Become Radical?
The Green New Deal has been called a political “loser.” But back in 1988, both parties saw climate legislation as sensible.
By Nathaniel Rich, New York Times Opinion
April 20, 2019
Mr. Rich is the author of “Losing Earth: A Recent History.”

» How To Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen
As a climate scientist, I’ve been called everything from a charlatan to the handmaiden of the Antichrist. Here’s how I handle the tough conversations.
By Katharine Hayhoe, guest contributor on
Apr 18, 2019

» Chicago just became the largest US city to commit to 100% clean energy
By Sophie Hirsh Writer, Green Matters
April 17, 2019

» Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits
The city is expected to pass a law that would establish fines for buildings that do not comply with new emission caps.
By William Neuman, New York Times
April 17, 2019

» Canada’s Perverse Climate Change Policy: Gas Up
Pushing toward the worst scenario despite better options for the future of the environment.
By Geoff Dembicki, New York Times Opinion
April 15, 2019

» How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse
Investors are finally paying attention to climate change — though not in the way you might hope.
By JESSE BARRON, New York Times   
APRIL 11, 2019

» Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready
As they see it, global warming stands to make corporate security as high-stakes in the 21st century as it was in the 19th.
April 10, 2019

» Global energy demand sees biggest increase this decade, with gas the fuel of choice: IEA
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
April 9, 2019

» Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered ‘Unprecedented State’ That Threatens Global Climate Stability
By Guest Jon Queally, DeSmog Blog – originally posted on Common Dreams
April 8, 2019

» VW, BMW and Daimler Hindered Clean-Air Technology, European Regulator Says
By Kevin Granville, New York Times
April 5, 2019

» America’s Missed Climate Targets Cost Global Economy $1 Trillion, Dublin-based Think Tank Finds
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
April 2, 2019

» Trump’s Order to Open Arctic Waters to Oil Drilling Was Unlawful, Federal Judge Finds
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 30, 2019

» Your Public Lands Are Killing You
We are squandering millions of acres of our children’s inheritance and using it to destroy the planet.
By Timothy Egan, Contributing Opinion Writer, New York Times
March 29, 2019

» Column: Addressing the impact of climate change
By Jack Clarke, Opinion, Gloucester Daily Times
March 26, 2019
Jack Clarke is the director of public policy and government relations at Mass Audubon and a Gloucester resident.

» Russia Faces Fossil Fuel Industry Opposition Over Law to Limit Emissions
By Natalie Sauer and Richard Collett-White, DeSmog UK
March 22, 2019

» Hurricanes to Deliver a Bigger Punch to Coasts
By Ryan P. Mulligan, Queen’s University, Ontario, DeSmog Blog guest
March 24, 2019

» US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change
By MATTHEW BROWN and MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press
March 20, 2019

» An Important Vote for the Climate
Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings. But few tend to vote, which could put the outcome in jeopardy.
By Justin Gillis, New York Times Opinion
March 20, 2019

» Flooding of Nebraska Air Force Base Illustrates Security Risk Posed by Climate Change
By Olivia Rosane,
March 19, 2019

» US Government Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council Documents Show
By Kaitlin Sullivan, Climate Liability News, in DeSmog Blog
March 19, 2019

» Tiny Costa Rica Has a Green New Deal, Too. It Matters for the Whole Planet.
By Somini Sengupta and Alexander Villegas, New York Times
March 12, 2019

» China Experiences a Fracking Boom, and All the Problems That Go With It
By Steven Lee Myers, New York Times
March 8, 2019

» Scientists turn CO2 ‘back into coal’ in breakthrough carbon capture experiment
New technique could help future removal of harmful greenhouse gas from atmosphere
By Harry Cockburn,
February 26, 2019

» Can YouTube Solve Its Serious Climate Science Denial Problem?
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
February 24, 2019

» The Hard Lessons of Dianne Feinstein’s Encounter with the Young Green New Deal Activists
By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker
February 23, 2019

» This is an emergency, damn it
Green New Deal critics are missing the bigger picture.
By David Roberts,
February 23, 2019

» Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase
As winters grow warmer in North America, thirsty ticks are on the move.
By David Dobbs, The Atlantic
February 21, 2019

» Australia Will Plant 1 Billion Trees to Combat Climate Change
By Madeleine Keck, Global Citizen
February 20, 2019

» The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn on the Green New Deal
By Naomi Klein, The Intercept
February 13 2019

» How to Cut U.S. Emissions Faster? Do What These Countries Are Doing.
February 13, 2019

» Nukes can have small role in Green New Deal, backers say
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
February 7, 2019

» China’s Coal Plants Haven’t Cut Methane Emissions as Required, Study Finds
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
January 29, 2019

» Boston Aims To Be Carbon Free By 2050.
Here Are 5 Takeaways From A New Report
By Miriam Wasser, WBUR
January 29, 2019

» EPA’s Wherum on whether climate is in crisis: ‘I’m trying to figure that out’
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 28, 2019

» In Vermont, a progressive haven, emissions spike forces officials to consider drastic action
By David Abel, Boston Globe
January 28, 2019

» Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038
By Melissa Eddy, New York Times
January 26, 2019

» Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Climate Denial Efforts Target Media, Cities Filing Liability Suits
By Karen Savage, Guest, DeSmog Blog
January 26, 2019

» EIA: US far off track for global climate goals as fossil fuel reliance persists
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 25, 2019

» New Governors Target Climate Change from Day One in Vulnerable Great Lakes Region
Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer is challenging pipeline plans. Illinois’s J.B. Pritzker became the 18th governor to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. And there’s more.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
January 24, 2019

» Washed away: Rising water in R.I. begins to erode worth of coastal homes
By Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal
January 22, 2019

» Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say
By John Schwartz, New York Times
January 21, 2019

» Poor southerners are joining the globe’s climate migrants
By Lewis Raven Wallace, Environmental Health News
January 21, 2019

» Climate Advocates Underestimate Power of Fossil Fueled Misinformation Campaigns, Say Top Researchers
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
January 18, 2019

» Drilling Towards Disaster: Why U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Is Incompatible with Climate Limits
By Oil Change International
January 16, 2019

» Permafrost Is Warming Around the Globe, Study Shows. That’s a Problem for Climate Change.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
January 16, 2019

» EPA won’t freeze fuel economy standards as Wheeler faces confirmation vote
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 16, 2019

» Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
January 16, 2019

» Healey Outlines Priorities In ‘Time Of Consequence’
By Matt Murphy, State House News Service via WGBH
January 16, 2019

» Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
January 15, 2019

» Protesters rally at state forest
By DAVID McLELLAN, Greenfield Recorder
January 14, 2019

» 10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2019
Humanity’s on the brink, but signs are emerging that we’ll pull back
By Wendy Becktold, Sierra Magazine
January 10, 2019

» Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
January 10, 2019

» Pennsylvania commits to 26% GHG reductions amid federal inaction, US emissions increase
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
January 9, 2019

» This Powder Could Cheaply Capture Carbon Pollution from Power Plants
Researchers have developed a powder to extract carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
Marlene Cimons, Nexus Media
January 8, 2019

» U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
January 8, 2019

» US power sector carbon emissions jump as gas boom outpaces coal decline
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 8, 2019

» After three years of decline, carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018
By Kevin Flower, CNN
January 8, 2019

» U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation
Massachusetts’ attorney general is trying to force Exxon to turn over decades of records involving what it knew about climate change and what it told the public.
By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News
January 7, 2019

» How we can combat climate change
The world has until 2030 to drastically cut our emissions. Where do we begin?
By Washington Post Opinions Staff
January 2, 2019

» A Surge of Climate Lawsuits Targets Human Rights, Damage from Fossil Fuels
Cities, states and the fishing industry want courts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for global warming. Others argue government inaction violates rights.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
January 4, 2019

» 2018 | The Year in Climate Change
By Various Reporters, New York Times
Throughout 2018

» China’s Climate Progress May Have Faltered in 2018, But It Seems to Be on the Right Path
Phillip Stalley is Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholarship Program Advisor at DePaul University.
By Guest Writer Phillip Stalley, DeSmog Blog
December 29, 2018

» New E.P.A. Plan Could Free Coal Plants to Release More Mercury Into the Air
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
December 28, 2018

» An Indian Perspective on the UN Climate Meeting: Not Much Help for the World’s Poor and Vulnerable
By Guest Writer Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, DeSmog Blog
December 27, 2018

» 2018: The Year of Day Zero and the Mega-Drought
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 26, 2018

» ‘This is our reality now.’
By Eric Lipton, Steve Eder, John Branch, and Gabriella, Demczuk, New York Times
December 26, 2018

» The Real-Life Effects of Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation
By Eric Lipton, Steve Eder and John Branch, New York Times
December 26, 2018

» How Does Your State Make Electricity?
How the United States generated electricity from 2001 to 2017
December 24, 2018

» Climate Team, and Its Boss, Just Got Harder to Find at Top Health Agency
By Lisa Friedman and Sheila Kaplan, New York Times
December 20, 2018

» COP24: Paris Agreement Rulebook ‘Does Not Deliver What The World Needs’
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
December 17, 2018

» Major Health Study Shows Benefits of Combating Climate Change
By David Suzuki, DeSmog Blog
December 15, 2018

» Is Environmentalism Just for Rich People?
Sometimes it can seem as if only the privileged support the cause. But the truth is more complicated.
By Neil Gross, New York Times Opinion
December 14, 2018

» Corporations Given a Platform to Promote Greenwash 31 Times at the UN Climate Talks
By Mat Hope, DeSmog Blog
December 14, 2018

» The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 13, 2018

» Inside the Tent: Big Polluters Work to Shape Paris Agreement Rules at the UN Climate Talks
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
December 13, 2018

» The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice — a startling sign of what’s to come
By Chris Mooney, Washington Post
December 11, 2018

» Washington clean energy proposal would phase out coal by 2025
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
December 11, 2018

» Warning of Solar Geoengineering’s Dangers, Group Recommends a Global Ban
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 9, 2018

» Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world’s biggest investors
UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions
Damian Carrington, The Guardian
December 9, 2018

» US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge
Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks
Jonathan Watts and Ben Doherty, The Guardian
December 9, 2018

» Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Push Finds Critics on All Sides
By Ian Austen, New York Times
December 7, 2018

» Xcel commits to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» Even in a carbon-constrained world, fossil fuels remain dominant: WoodMac
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» Climate change already reshaping South Shore coastline
By Neal Simpson, The Patriot Ledger
November 30, 2018

» How cities are affected by the federal climate report — and how they’re fighting back
Extreme weather threatens to destroy urban areas while transportation systems may buckle, but there is optimism that city leaders will keep moving things forward.
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
November 27, 2018

» The Insect Apocalypse Is Here
What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?
By Brooke Jarvis, New York Times Magazine
November 27, 2018

» How Trump Is Ensuring That Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Rise
By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman
November 26, 2018

» Federal climate report: US energy, transportation sectors not prepared for warming
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 26, 2018

» Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 25, 2018

» What’s New in the Latest U.S. Climate Assessment
By Brad Plumer and Henry Fountain, New York Times
November 23, 2018

» U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy
By Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
November 23, 2018

» ‘Time is Running Out,’ American Petroleum Institute Chief Said in 1965 Speech on Climate Change
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
November 20, 2018

» Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.
A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.
By Abrahm Lustgarten, New York Times
November 20, 2018

» ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
By John Schwartz, New York Times
November 19, 2018

» What Exactly Do Green Banks Do? This Database Will Tell You
By Bettina Bergoo, Green Finance Fellow, Center for Market Innovation, NRDC in Microgrid Knowledge
November 15, 2018

» These US cities are copying the Dutch approach to stopping flooding
By Kristin Hunt, World Economic Forum
November 14, 2018

» Making Visible the Globe-warming Gases of the Permian Fracking Boom
By Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog
November 14, 2018

» The planet’s hidden climate change
The seas cover 71% of the Earth and are home to the vast majority of living things on the planet. Water temperatures are rising.
By Reuters, Ocean Shock Special Report
November 14, 2018

» World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA
Watchdog says new projects must be low carbon or existing plants must be cleaned up
By Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
November 12, 2018

» With Democratic Majority, Climate Change Is Back on U.S. House Agenda
Fossil fuel supporters will still control the Senate, but the House will soon be able to turn a spotlight on climate change and Trump’s retreat from responsibility.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
November 7, 2018

» More Evidence Points to China as Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas
By Chris Buckley, New York Times
November 3, 2018

» MAPC Launches Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants
By Elise Harmon, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
November 2, 2018

» Global Warming Is Messing with the Jet Stream. That Means More Extreme Weather. 
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
October 31, 2018

» Taking the Oceans’ Temperature, Scientists Find Unexpected Heat
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
October 31, 2018

» Spain to close most coalmines in €250m transition deal
Agreement with unions includes early retirement for miners, re-skilling and environmental restoration
Arthur Neslen, The Guardian
October 26, 2018

» Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
October 24, 2018

» A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress, and They Get Climate Change
More than a dozen scientists are candidates for U.S. House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
October 23, 2018

» Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer.
By John Schwartz, New York Times
October 23, 2018

» What Jair Bolsonaro’s Victory Could Mean for the Amazon, and the Planet
By Somini Sengupta
October 17, 2018

» What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
By Somini Sengupta, New York TImes
October 17, 2018

» Fixing the Climate Requires More Than Technology
Major transformations can happen in a generation. But not without government help.
By Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, New York Times
October 16, 2018

» Heat and Drought Could Threaten World Beer Supply
A new study says a warming globe will be bad news for barley, an essential ingredient in the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage.
By James Gorman, New York Times
October 15, 2018

» In an era of climate urgency, we need a carbon tax
By Editorial Staff, Boston Globe
October 15, 2018

» After Nobel in Economics, William Nordhaus Talks About Who’s Getting His Pollution-Tax Ideas Right
A few governments — notably, parts of Canada and South Korea — have adapted his ideas in ways that frame them as a financial windfall for taxpayers.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
October 13, 2018

» ‘Vast Blind Spot’: IPCC Accused of Ignoring ‘Decades Long’ Fossil Fuel Misinformation Campaign on Climate
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
October 12, 2018

» Climate Science Deniers Respond to IPCC 1.5C Report with Anger, Fear, and Distortion
By Mike Small, DeSmog UK
October 11, 2018

» The Climate Outlook Is Dire. So, What’s Next?
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
October 9, 2018

» Overwhelmed by climate change? Here’s what you can do
From campaigning to installing insulation and solar panels, some practical steps you can take to help avoid climate breakdown
By Matthew Taylor and Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
October 8, 2018

» We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC
By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
October 8, 2018

» Five things we have learned from the IPCC report
By Matt McGrath, BBC News
October 8, 2018

» The IPCC’s Recipe for a Livable Planet: Grow Trees, Don’t Burn Them
Blog post by Partnership for Policy Integrity
October 7, 2018

» Carbon Dioxide Is Shriveling Men’s Balls
By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
October 7, 2018

» Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
October 7, 2018

» Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 30, 2018

» World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target
Exclusive: Author of key UN climate report says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
September 27, 2018

» E.P.A. to Eliminate Office That Advises Agency Chief on Science
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 27, 2018

» Luxury Real Estate Boom Adds to Risk of Climate Disruption
Should cities build new fossil fuel pipelines to power skyscrapers for the super-rich?
By Chuck Collins,
September 14, 2018

» Report: 90 Percent of World’s Largest 200 Industrial Firms Are Using Trade Associations to Oppose Climate Policy
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
September 12, 2018

» The World’s Fifth-Largest Economy, California, Just Committed to 100% Carbon-Free Power by 2045
By Brittany Shoot, Fortune Magazine
September 10, 2018

» Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane Into Air
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 10, 2018

» U.N. Chief Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
September 10, 2018

» California Ups Its Clean Energy Game: Gov. Brown Signs 100% Zero-Carbon Electricity Bill
It’s a bold move in a state that’s already seeing the devastation that comes with climate change, including heat waves, droughts, wildfires and sea level rise.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
September 10, 2018

» BBC admits ‘we get climate change coverage wrong too often’
Briefing sent to editorial staff on global warming says ‘you do not need a denier to balance the debate’
By Damian Carrington Environment editor, The Guardian
September 7, 2018

» You’ve Heard of Outsourced Jobs, but Outsourced Pollution? It’s Real, and Tough to Tally Up.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
September 4, 2018

» The Climate-Wrecking Industry—and How to Beat It
Insisting that we’re all responsible for global warming lets the biggest corporate polluters off the hook
By Jason Mark, The Nation / Republished by The Sierra Club
August 30 2018
This article was originally published in The Nation magazine’s special issue, “Jerry Brown vs. the Climate Wreckers,” and is republished here with permission.

» The Global Rightward Shift on Climate Change
President Trump may be leading the rich, English-speaking world to scale back environmental policies.
By Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic
August 28, 2018

» California Lawmakers Set Goal for Carbon-Free Energy by 2045
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
August 28, 2018

» Shocking Study Shows Fracking Is Depleting US Drinking Water Sources at a Catastrophic Rate
A Duke University study says the fracking industry is sucking up the nation’s drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste.
By John Vibes via Free Thought Project
August 26, 2018

» Comment: Why I Remain Optimistic about Stopping Earth Becoming a ‘Hothouse’
By Payal Parekh, Programme Director of campaign group, in DeSmog UK
August 23, 2018

» Trump Put a Low Cost on Carbon Emissions. Here’s Why It Matters.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
August 23, 2018

» Australia Wilts From Climate Change. Why Can’t Its Politicians Act?
By Damien Cave, New York Times
August 21, 2018

» ‘The Biggest Climate Story No One Is Talking About’
By Brad Plumer, Kendra Pierre-Louis and Tryggvi Adalbjornsson, New York Times
August 15, 2018

» Judge Dismisses Youth Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State
The state judge wrote that climate change poses urgent threats, but that it should be solved by the executive and legislative branches, not the courts.
By Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News
August 15, 2018

» 2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.
It’s hot. But it may not be the new normal yet. Temperatures are still rising.
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
August. 9, 2018

» Will Energy Efficiency Stall Climate Disruption?
By David Suzuki, DeSmog Blog
August 8, 2018

» Reflecting sun’s rays would cause crops to fail, scientists warn
Research shows geoengineering method intended to combat climate change would have adverse effect on agriculture
By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent, The Guardian
August 8, 2018

» Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile
By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
August 7, 2018

» California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
August 7, 2018

» ‘Doing the Lord’s Work’ Heartland Institute Gathers Climate Deniers For America First Energy Conference
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
August 6, 2018

» It’s So Hot, 119°F Rain Fell In Southern California
California possibly saw its hottest rain on record in recent days.
By Hoa Quách, Murieta Patch Staff
August 6, 2018

» Trump Inaccurately Claims California Is Wasting Water as Fires Burn
By Lisa Friedman, NY Times
August 6, 2018

» Scientists mock Trump’s tweet on wildfires as ‘comedically ill-informed’ and ‘unmitigated crap’
Trump’s climate denial is “a crime against the planet” warns climatologist.
By Joe Romm, Think Progress
August 6, 2018

» Study: Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene
By Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PNAS
August 6, 2018

» Destructive Flood Risk in U.S. West Could Triple if Climate Change Left Unchecked
Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada communities are at risk from rapidly rising rivers, as ‘rain-on-snow’ flash floods become more frequent under climate change.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News    
August 6, 2018

» Trump Administration Unveils Its Plan to Relax Car Pollution Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
August 2, 2018

» Fueled by Pollution and Unsound Policies, Toxic Algae Overtakes Florida Beaches and Waterways
By Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog
August 2, 2018

» Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.
By Nathaniel Rich, New York Times Magazine
August 1, 2018

» EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press in Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2018

» Trump Administration to Halt Clean Car Standards, Revoke California’s Right to Regulate
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
July 24, 2018

» California Wants to Reinvent the Power Grid. So What Could Go Wrong?
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
July 20, 2018

» Turning Trump’s Trade War Into a Tool to Fight Climate Change
What if countries responded to Trump’s tariffs by taxing imports based on their carbon footprint instead?
By Sabrina Shankman, Inside Climate News
July 16, 2018

» Nobel-Winning Economist to Testify in Children’s Climate Lawsuit
Joseph Stiglitz writes in a court brief that fossil fuel-based economies impose ‘incalculable’ costs on society and shifting to clean energy will pay off.
By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News
July 11, 2018

» Nights Are Warming Faster Than
Days. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous.
July 11, 2018

» The carbon floor price – a hammer in need of a toolbox
By Richard Cowart, EnergyPost
July 6, 2018

» Pruitt Is Gone. But These Five E.P.A. Policy Battles Are Still Ahead.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
July 6, 2018

» 76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
July 6, 2018

» Global warming may be twice what climate models predict
Alvin Stone, Newsroom – UNSW Sydney
July 5, 2018

» Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week
By Jason Samenow, Washington Post
July 5, 2018

» Germany warns R1234yf could cause harm to drinking water
By Charlotte McLaughlin,
Jul 02, 2018

» Planet Earth Gets a Ground Game
Political operative Nathaniel Stinnett’s brilliantly simple plan to turn out environmental voters.
By Gilad Edelman, Washington Monthly Magazine
April/May/June 2018

» These Are the Toughest Emissions to Cut, and a Big Chunk of the Climate Problem
Without improvements in shipping, cement and steel, major sources of greenhouse gas pollution will be locked in for generations, new research shows.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
June 28, 2018

» Are we stuck with cement?
The cement industry has little reason to improve its material’s enormous environmental impact.
By Mike Disabato, The Outline
June 28, 2018

» Global Warming in South Asia: 800 Million at Risk
June 28, 2018

» Kennedy’s Retirement Could Clear Path for Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 28, 2018

» In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues Point to China
By Chris Buckley and Henry Fountain, New York Times
June 24, 2018

» Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing ‘miserably’ to address climate change
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
June 19, 2018

» 30 Years Ago Global Warming Became Front-Page News – and Both Republicans and Democrats Took It Seriously
By Robert Brulle, Drexel University, DeSmog Blog
June 19, 2018

» Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
June 13, 2018

» Researchers say they can capture carbon dioxide from the air — and recycle it back into fuel
By Martin Finucane, The Boston Globe
June 07, 2018

» Flooding from high tides has doubled in the US in just 30 years
By Oliver Wilman, The Guardian UK
June 6, 2018

» Hurricanes Are Lingering Longer. That Makes Them More Dangerous.
A new study shows that storms are staying in one place longer, much like Hurricane Harvey did last year.
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
June 6, 2018

» E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
May 31, 2018

» Former EPA head Gina McCarthy knows why climate change activists aren’t getting their message across
Now at Harvard, the Obama administration alum admits it’s been hard to watch the Trump administration take aim at the work she’s proudest of. But she hasn’t lost hope.
By Neil Swidey, Boston Globe Magazine
May 22, 2018

» An Extreme Climate Forces Extreme Measures as Worst-Case Predictions Are Realized
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
May 21, 2018

» Washington county files climate lawsuit to protect Pacific’s billion-dollar shellfish industry: King County – which includes Seattle – has joined the growing movement of climate liability lawsuits.
By Natasha Geiling, Think Progress
May 10, 2018

» Trump White House quietly cancels NASA research verifying greenhouse gas cuts
By Paul Voosen, Science Magazine
May 9, 2018

» A Massive Climate Change Study Is Canceled … Because of Climate Change
By Doug Criss, CNN
May 7, 2018

» Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere reach ‘highest level in 800,000 years’
Levels exceed average of 410 parts per million across an entire month for the first time
By Chloe Farand, The Independent
May 5, 2018

» “Water, water everywhere”: Mass. program helps towns prepare for climate change
By Meg Bantle, Valley Advocate
April 25, 2018

» Global Green Cement Market Analysis & Forecast 2018-2023
April 25, 2018

» Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland
By John Schwartz
April 18, 2018

» World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming in 10-15 Years Thanks to Fracking, Says Cornell Scientist
Includes video of lecture by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
April 11, 2018

» An Eye in the Sky Could Detect Planet-Warming Plumes on the Ground
By John Schwartz
April 11, 2018

» We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says
By Jeff McMahon, Green Tech, Forbes
January 15, 2018

» New Research Confirms ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Threat: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 174 Feet From Melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
December 18, 2017

» The quest to create carbon-negative concrete
Heather Clancy, GreenBiz
December 6, 2017

» An impressive collection of stories on climate change impact in Massachusetts
WBUR Radio, Boston
December 2017

» 15,000 Scientists Who Issued a Bleak ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity Say These 9 Steps May Save Us
By David Meyer, Fortune
November 14, 2017

» 9 Takeaways From the
National Climate Report
August 8, 2017

» Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
By LISA FRIEDMAN, New York Times
August 7, 2017

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U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Rrport (CSSR)

» Fifth-Order (Final) Draft
June 28, 2017

» Natural Gas Emissions to Surpass Those of Coal in 2016
By Bobby Magill, Climate Central
August 30th, 2016
 » Is Natural Gas a Bridge Fuel?
By Zeke Hausfather, Yale Climate Connections
August 23, 2016

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says that climate change is a public health issue.
By Alan Neuhauser Staff Writer, US News & World Report
May 6, 2016

» Carbon Negative Cement: Turning a Climate Liability into an Asset
By Wojciech Osowiecki, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)
March 24, 2015

» What Happened to Green Concrete?
Concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide has made slow progress but is finally hitting the market.
By Kristin Majcher, MIT Technology Review
March 19, 2015