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The 'Fat Tail' Of Climate Change Risk

Michael E. Mann | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Michael E. Mann

One of the most under-appreciated aspects of the climate change problem is the so-called "fat tail" of risk. In short, the likelihood of very large impacts is greater than we would expect under typical statistical assumptions. it is time for serious people and serious discussions, not straw men and distractions.

Climate Scientists Are People Too

M. Sanjayan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science
M. Sanjayan

Google Kim Cobb or Paul Mayewski and you'll discover lots about their credentials, their publications, extended honors for their work. Chances are, though, that you'll find very little about who they are as people. That's typical for scientists, but for climate-change science that's a huge problem. See, people don't believe data. They believe people.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Colbert's Science Catfight (VIDEO): 'Isn't Climate Just Made Up Of Thousands Of Little Weathers?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stephen Colbert entered the recent debate raging between climate scientists and meteorologists on climate change on Tuesday's show. Why does he care? ...

Climatologists and TV Weathercasters Divided Global Warming

The New York Times | Leslie Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climatologists, who study weather patterns over time, almost universally endorse the view that the earth is warming and that humans have contributed t...