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Climate Change Science

Republicans Admit They Aren't Scientists, But Want You To Take Their Word On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Republican politicians seem pretty confident that our climate is not changing and the globe is not warming. The only problem is that these Republicans...

Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036

Michael E. Mann | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels at the current rate, it will cross a threshold into environmental ruin by 2036. The "faux pause" could buy the planet a few extra years beyond that date to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the crossover -- but only a few.

Making Sense of Climate Confusion... and How the Private Sector Can Help

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

Why is it that climate change has become such a third rail in Congress and beyond? How can it be that a nearly 200-year-old concept like the carbon dioxide greenhouse effect can remain both the basis of vitriolic public debate, as well as the source of deafening silence in Congress?

Q&A: Is There A Link Between Cold Weather, Global Warming?

natureheader | Jeff Tollefson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The past several days have seen much of the United States gripped by freezing temperatures as the northerly jet stream pushed Arctic air south across ...

Reddit's Science Forum Banned Climate Deniers. Why Don't All Newspapers Do the Same?

Nathan Allen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Nathan Allen

If a half-dozen volunteers can keep a page with more than 4 million users from being a microphone for the antiscientific, is it too much to ask for newspapers to police their own editorial pages as proficiently?

A Problem with the Climate in Texas

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In Texas, the State Board of Education will recommend new textbooks for all its students -- and because it has such a large population, what they decide could determine what students in other states learn about science. There are several ideologues submitting textbook critiques to the board and their reviews will factor into each book's overall score and likelihood of being approved by the school board. These ideologues could block the use of textbooks that teach the reality of climate change for the whole country's public school students. Climate science is being attacked by deniers who want to sow seeds of doubt as we try to educate our children about how our way of life -- including our fossil fuel habit -- is affecting God's earth through climate change. Children, the ones who will most be affected by climate change, are the ones who most need to how to combat it.

Back to the Future Like a Virgin With the IPCC

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Do you know what was popular the last time the world had a cooler-than-average month? The top movie was Back to the Future. The No. 1 song was "Like a Virgin" by Madonna. And David Letterman had just introduced for the first time his signature Top Ten List. All back in February 1985.

Fifth Time Is the Charm: The Definitive Word on Climate Science

Dan Lashof | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Dan Lashof

This science is settled, and the facts are clear. Climate change is the central environmental challenge of our time. We have an obligation to stand up and confront this widening scourge for the sake of future generations.

Where Is the Outrage Crossing These Red Lines?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We need more outrage about these other Red Lines, the ones hurting our country. Where are the American people? Where is the outrage? We can do better. We are the United States of America -- we must do better.

The Uncertain Summer of Our Discontent

Carl Pope | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

We have been warned. The warnings are coming true. The costs are rising. Yet still we dither. What's going on?

GOP Congressman Challenges Barbara Boxer To Debate, Wants To Prove Climate Change 'Is A Total Fraud'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told constituents over the weekend that climate change "is a total fraud" designed by liberals to create "global gove...

Is the Season for Climate Change Denial Finally Over?

Dan Lashof | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Dan Lashof

We are already paying a high price for failing to confront the climate change threat. The longer we delay taking action, the more these expenses will rise, and the more our children and our grandchildren will suffer the impacts.

Got Science? Giving South Carolinians the Climate Change Information They Deserve

Seth Shulman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Seth Shulman

The implications outlined in the 102-page report are indeed significant. Among the findings: South Carolina faces an average temperature rise of as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 70 years.

Wall Street Journal: Get a Fact Checker

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

The Wall Street Journal editorial board needs a fact checker plain and simple. It's a major paper, with excellent news coverage, and should not destroy its integrity by an editorial board that flouts the basic process of checking the facts.

Sandy and What's Missing From Public Discourse

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Before we can de-carbonize our energy grids, we must first de-politicise and demystify our changing planet and how we as global citizens are directly affected by and responsible for its health.

Climate Crimes Against Humanity

Gregory Unruh | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Frankenstorms like Sandy are part of the forecasts, but more extreme scenarios foresee drought, famine, population dislocations, climate refugees and human suffering. Should these predictions come true, you might expect anger and demand for an accounting.

How Science Connects the Dots: Global Warming Didn't Stop in 1998

Richard Alley | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Richard Alley

Google the phrase "global warming stopped in 1998" for yourself, and you'll see tens of thousands of results. But everyday experiences with weather -- an unexpectedly warm winter, or a cooler-than-anticipated summer -- get many folks confused.

When Scientists Speak, Who Listens?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

If scientists get any media attention it's only because the science-deniers are ridiculing them. We live in the Era of Willful Ignorance. It is not only acceptable; it is fashionable to throw scientific caution to the wind.

Climate Change and More Weather Extremes

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Which do you find more bizarre? The apparent trend in weird weather or the swing in public opinion about climate change? And which do you think is more likely to hold?

The Science of Truthiness: Why Conservatives Deny Global Warming

Chris Mooney | Posted 05.26.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

Stephen Colbert once said that "reality has a well-known liberal bias." And essentially what I'm arguing is that, not only is that a funny statement, it's factually true.

Climate Change May Alter Earth's Rotation

Neil Wagner | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner


Climate Change Consensus: A Simple Table for Comprehension

A. Siegel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Science
A. Siegel

While scientific "debate" always continues and there are debates over many elements within and around climate science, the scientific community has a very solid understanding of and agreement about the basics.

Why Do Meteorologists Dismiss Climate Change Science?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science
Marvin Meadors

John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and the original weatherman on Good Morning America: "There isn't any climate crisis," he said. "It's totally manufactured."

Science Loses Status as a Climate Arbiter in Durban

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

The EU, Australia, and a few others will continue to attempt unilateral cuts to their emissions, but the leading polluters, China, India and the U.S., will not make substantive emissions cuts until at least a decade from now.

Looking Beyond CO2 Emissions To Fight Climate Chage

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

Limiting carbon dioxide emissions may not be the only way to fight climate change, according to the results of a new study. In a paper published th...