Global Warming

These musical arches on Broadway light up as you walk through them

A tunnel of color-changing arches that light up and play music as you walk through them are taking over a pedestrian plaza in the Garment District this winter. Opening Wednesday, Jan. 9 along Broadway from West 37th to 38th streets, Iceberg is part interactive public art, and part lesson about how...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 5:07pm

Blind animal that buries head in sand named for Donald Trump

A newly discovered blind amphibian that buries its head in the ocean floor has been named Dermophis donaldtrumpi, to reflect President Trump's denial of climate change. The caecilian, a small legless creature, was discovered in Panama. It was named after Trump by the head of EnviroBuild, a...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 3:54pm

Climate change will kill thousands, tank economy, government report warns

A new government report has stark warnings about the effects of climate change: Warming of the earth could kill thousands of people and capsize the economy, potentially reducing the GDP by more than 10 percent. The study was supposed to come out in December, but the Trump administration released...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:24pm

Here's what you need to know about that big UN climate report

The United Nations released a climate report this week, which states that the threat from global warming is worse than originally thought: The world has just a decade to make "unprecedented" changes to prevent a catastrophic warming of the earth. The report, produced by the UN...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 3:09pm

Trump wants some 'good old Global Warming' to heat up cold temperatures

Step one foot — one toe, even — outside, and you’ll notice the chill. It’s frigid, and after experiencing the most widespread White Christmas in five years, temperatures in much of the U.S. have only dropped. On the morning of Dec. 29, record lows hit the New York...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Despite Trump denials, White House approves climate report

Update, Oct. 3: The exhaustive report on climate change that contradicts the Trump administration's stance on global warming has been accepted by the White House, The New York Times reported. The report calls the findings that humans are to blame for climate change "unambiguous" and...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 2:39pm

Exxon Mobil 'misled' the public on climate change for over 40 years

Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest oil companies, made “explicit factual misrepresentations” about the dangers of climate change for 40 years, while simultaneously acknowledging the risks behind closed doors, a new Harvard University study finds. Two Harvard researchers...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:29pm

5 climate change movies to watch after 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

Like we said in our review, please go see “An Inconvenient Sequel.” It’s important. If it fails at the box office, that would give skeptics (i.e., dangerous idiots) fuel to claim that because the movie tanked, that somehow means the planet isn’t on tap to purge humans from...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:20pm

Please go see 'An Inconvenient Sequel,' even if it's a sophomore slump

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk Genre: Documentary Rating: NR 3 (out of 5) Globes “An Inconvenient Sequel” will make you long for more PowerPoint. The rare sequel upfront about wishing it didn’t exist, the second go-...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:57pm

Al Franken and David Letterman are 'Boiling the Frog' in new climate change web series

Former “Saturday Night Live” player and current U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is making climate change funny. Because who says icebergs snapping off and floating away, impending food shortages and possible release of prehistoric diseases can't be hilarious? Franken teamed up with...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:02pm

Turns out we can't avoid climate change disaster by running to Mars

An iceberg about the size of Delaware is expected to break off Antarctica, the United States is no longer part of the Paris climate agreement and President Trump is all, climate change-shimate change. But no worries, as former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin says, we’re getting our asses to Mars,...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:38pm

March for Science NYC unites scientists with activists

Science met activism on Saturday as thousands of people took part in March for Science NYC, a celebration of science, scientists and the importance of both as they face more deniers, restrictions and budget cuts than ever before. The New York event was one of more than 600 offshoots of the central...

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:06pm

Winter Storm Stella's 'ingredients' linked to global warming, says climate change expert

In like a lion, out like a potential case study for global warming.Plows and loaders are now excavating the first half of snowfall of Winter Storm Stella, a storm that could rival March’s biggest storms on record, such as the 1888 “Blizzard of the Century” which buried New York City in 16 inches...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:00am

De Blasio announces early progress on green initiatives across NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday early progress on green building programs in conjunction with the eighth annual Climate Week held in the city.NYC’s Climate Week runs from Sept. 19-25. With a new president of the United States being elected in just weeks, “Climate Week NYC 2016 will gather...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver introduces global warming film at DNC

Sigourney Weaver, an actress known for her roles in movies like "Aliens", "Ghostbusters", "Gorillas in the Mist" and "Avatar", introduced a James Cameron film on the dangers of climate change at the 2016 DNC on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 8:45pm

First mammal goes extinct due to climate change

The Bramble Cay melomys, a small rodent that lived only on an island off Australia, is likely to be the world’s first mammal to be wiped-out by human caused climate change, according to a report published by researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia. Scientists believe that sea-level...

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 12:43am

Charles Ferguson on making his climate change doc 'Time to Choose'

So far the filmmaker Charles Ferguson has made three films, all documentaries about major, serious issues. With 2007’s “No End in Sight” he tackled the Iraq War, back when it looked like it would never officially wind down. In “Inside Job” he broke down the 2008 economic crisis. His latest, “Time...

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:57pm

'Time to Choose' is the rare positive doc about climate change

‘Time to Choose’Director: Charles FergusonGenre: DocumentaryRating: NR3 (out of 5) GlobesA funny thing happens about 10 minutes into the climate change doc “Time to Choose.” (Well, it’s not funny, per se. This is a doc on climate change, after all.) We’ve been fed (by special celeb narrator Oscar...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:05pm

HOT WEEKEND HOT SUMMER AHEAD...

We had an early blast of summer over the past few days as the mercury soared to 90 degrees in many locations throughout the Northeast, along with an early season Tropical Storm named Bonnie.Bonnie was the second named storm this season – Hurricane Alex formed way back in January, keeping in mind...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 2:30pm

2015 was the warmest year in history: NOAA and NASA

Well it’s official, 2015 was the warmest year in history since records started being kept in 1880 according to NASA and the the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.“While it wasn't necessarily a surprise that 2015 finished in first place, its margin of victory was startling -- it...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:02pm