Global Warming

Learn about the science and impacts of global warming from our scientists and experts—and explore the solutions we have at hand to address this critical issue.

Subscribe to our Global Warming feed

Latest Global Warming Posts

Is No Place Safe? Climate Change Denialists Seek to Sway Science Teachers

Ann Reid, , UCS

The Heartland Institute–an organization that denies climate change–has launched a misinformation campaign targeting school teachers. Across the U.S. teachers received a misleading booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” (sic). At the National Center for Science Education, we have almost three decades of experience helping teachers, parents, and students facing anti-science rhetoric in the classroom. Here is how we’re advising science teachers to explain why using these materials in any science classroom would be a terrible idea. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Here’s What the EPA Budget Cuts in a Leaked Memo Mean for Health and Environmental Justice

, lead economist and climate policy manager

Unfortunately, the administration is seeking to undercut the role of sound science. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Cropped image of Heartland Institute Report Cover with "Not Science" Stamp
“Not Science” stamp on top of the report cover that the Heartland Institute mailed to teachers during spring 2017. The report misrepresents climate science.

Déjà vu all over again: Heartland Institute Peddling Misinformation to Teachers about Climate Change

, senior climate scientist

The Heartland Institute has been spreading misinformation about climate change in some American classrooms. As we have seen in the past, the classroom is a starting point for misinformation to spread more widely. Anyone concerned about misleading information in schools can learn more with an update forthcoming from those who keep track – the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Photo: Derrick Jackson

Made in America: Trump Embracing Offshore Wind?

While publicly pushing fossil fuels, the Trump administration seems to be quietly embracing offshore wind power and its economic potential.  Read more >

Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Bookmark and Share

Renewable energy resources are growing at record levels in the United States, providing consumers with reliable and affordable power while helping to curb carbon emissions. In 2016, more solar PV was installed than any other energy source. Photo: andreas160578/CC0 Public Domain

Despite Trump’s Climate Rollbacks, Renewables Charging Full Steam Ahead

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

President Trump’s recent Executive Order on Energy Independence is a cynical and dangerous assault on common sense policies to address climate change. His efforts will put Americans in harm’s way, and we must resist the president’s anti-science agenda at every turn. One of those turns is in our nation’s power sector, where the transition away from coal and toward cleaner, lower-carbon energy resources is well underway. Solar and wind power, especially, have experienced record growth in recent years, and there are multiple avenues—through utilities, states, corporations, and individuals—to keep the momentum going, with or without President Trump’s support. Read more >

Bookmark and Share