“The climate crisis [has] morphed from a ‘grandchildren’ problem to a banging-down-the-door problem.” — Author Naomi Klein, September 2014
“We’re probably getting to the point where we’re looking at the ‘safe zone’ in the rearview mirror, even as we’re stepping on the gas.” — Princeton climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, September 2014
“The whole system is warming up, relentlessly.” — Gerald A. Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research, January 2016
August 19, 2016
Cornell experts and others say that reducing methane leakage and venting throughout the US natural gas industry is the quickest – and only – way to slow global warming in time. As Dr. Robert Howarth emphasizes, “The climate responds very quickly to methane”, a super-potent heat-trapping gas. So curbing methane is all-important.
August 4, 2016
Commentary by Jim Warren. Global temperatures in 2016 are near the tipping point that could cause global warming to surge forward under its own momentum. The heating is happening much faster than scientists expected even a year ago.
July 28, 2016
Two recent studies combine perfectly to indicate why NC WARN is laser-focused on persuading or requiring Duke Energy to immediately stop its massive expansion of fracked gas and stop holding back the Clean Energy Revolution.
July 19, 2016
Earth's persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that globally , June was the 14th straight record hot month.
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.
June 22, 2016
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for May 2016 was the highest for May in the 137-year period of record, at 0.87°C (1.57°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F), besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.02°C (0.04°F). May 2016 marks the 13th consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken—the longest such streak since global temperature records began in 1880.
May 23, 2016
Extreme weather is harming millions and approaching a chaotic tipping point. Charlotte-based Duke Energy is one of the nation’s largest climate polluters. We have a moral duty to demand a governor who is a leader – not just a politician. Watch our new TV ad!
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.