Latest Climate change News

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Mar. 19, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and...

O'Rourke: Being white male doesn't put me at disadvantage

Mar. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years. While he'd spoken before about his gender and race, O'Rourke had largely dodged...

Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

Mar. 16, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — While some yellow vest protesters rioted along a famed Paris avenue, elsewhere in the French capital an entirely different scene unfolded Saturday: tens of thousands of people marching peacefully to urge faster government action against global warming. Families, movie stars, activists and...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Mar. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not...

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Mar. 15, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more than 100 countries walked out of classes to protest what they see as the failures by...

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

Mar. 15, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming from...

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

Mar. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change. Gore, who emerged as a leading...

NYC mayor: Extend shoreline to protect city from storms

Mar. 14, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Thursday to meet the "existential threat" of climate change by extending a section of the lower Manhattan coastline as much as 500 feet (152 meters) into the East River. The Democratic mayor said the $10 billion effort to protect lower...

French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight

Mar. 14, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — France's president and others made passionate calls on Thursday to speed up the fight against climate change, telling a United Nations environmental summit that impatience is growing among those who will inherit the battle. "Our youth tell us, 'You are not moving fast enough.' They...

French government faces legal challenge for climate action

Mar. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change. Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups hope for an eventual court ruling requiring France to further lower carbon emissions, citing a similar,...