June 23, 2016
NC WARN sent the Inspector General of the US EPA a statement signed by 130 diverse organizations calling for an investigation into our June 8 complaint that scientific fraud and cover-up by agency officials has already wasted crucial years in slowing the climate crisis and has enhanced hazards for gas facility workers and neighbors.
May 23, 2016
Extreme weather is harming millions and approaching a chaotic tipping point. Charlotte-based Duke Energy is…
May 16, 2016
NC WARN is spending donations from its members to take straight to the statewide public the message that climate chaos is a hyper-urgent harm that demands a new kind of civic leadership, public debate and engagement.
May 2, 2016
Note to Journalists: Please scrutinize Duke PR claims – and those of its critics – as our society faces existential decisions about energy, climate and democracy. Duke Energy’s long-range business model relies squarely on the public not learning the basics of the Charlotte corporation’s massive expansion of methane-leaking natural gas as it pertains to the global warming crisis.
April 23, 2016
If you spend a lot of time talking to scientists about climate change, there’s one word you’ll hear time and time again, and yet it’s hardly ever mentioned in the public discussion of climate change. The word is “non-linear.”
April 21, 2016
A new comprehensive report offers details on how the increasing numbers of extreme weather events are affecting air and water quality, challenging the ability of health care facilities to respond to community needs, compromising food and water supplies, exacerbating existing illnesses and disparities, and threatening to overwhelm people emotionally.
April 12, 2016
Think sea level rise will be moderate and something we can all plan for? Think again. Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists studying the melting West Antarctic ice sheet – a massive sheet the size of Mexico.
April 11, 2016
The elephant in the room is Duke Energy, the nation’s largest carbon-polluting utility, based in Charlotte. Duke is driving carbon emissions higher at the worst possible time. By planning to build 15 fracking-gas power plants in the Carolinas and pipelines to supply them, Duke is crashing headlong into some cold, hard facts: Methane leakage is the nation’s leading greenhouse gas problem and fracking economics is increasingly risky.
March 25, 2016
A NASA scientist warns that "what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic" as the region's sea ice dips to a record low after an unusually warm winter.
March 22, 2016
An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in 1988 congressional testimony, has published a dire climate study that suggests the impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than generally envisioned.