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The scientific community is certain with near unanimity that man-made global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric do not mirror the prevailing scientific consensus. We report here on continuing climate research and the controversies which surround the empirical findings.

A Q&A with Robert J. Brulle about a new book by members of the American Sociological Association on what they can contribute to the climate debate.
The American Sociological Association, like academic bodies from psychology and anthropology before...
08/25/2015 | Read More
Worsening droughts that come with climate change threaten butterflies' survival in Great Britain, new research shows.
A team of British scientists warned on Monday that if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked...
08/10/2015 | Read More
Records of the flowering of plants, the arrival of migrating birds, and the onset of frog mating calls show spring is arriving as much as 14 days sooner.
This story was updated on Aug. 11 If actions do indeed speak louder than words, plants and animals...
07/29/2015 | Read More
James Hansen and 16 others aim to pressure Paris climate talks toward strong outcomes with a new paper published ahead of peer review.
When world leaders meet in Paris this December to agree on a new international treaty on climate...
07/21/2015 | Read More
Study finds that polar bears' metabolism will not slow enough to survive the increasing scarcity of their food resources.
Polar bears have been one of the species hit hardest by climate change over the last decade,...
07/16/2015 | Read More
As weather extremes like flooding batter Texas, its refusal to prepare for an even more volatile climate leaves residents at risk, experts say.
The Texas flooding in May that pulled houses off foundations and swamped city streets provided a...
07/15/2015 | Read More
A new study shows bee territories are shrinking with warming temperatures, threatening them and the plants they pollinate.
Scientists tracked the locations of 67 species of bumblebees in North America and Europe and...
07/09/2015 | Read More
A company scientist's letter to his son reveals the oil giant was researching carbon emissions much earlier than Exxon previously disclosed.
Exxon scientists studied the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global warming as far back as...
07/08/2015 | Read More
A new study shows more Americans will suffer the consequences of extreme heat.
The recent heat waves that have scorched Europe, India and Pakistan have served as vivid reminders...
07/08/2015 | Read More
Dual four-month investigations recommend a series of changes that would strengthen the organization's rules on disclosure and ethics.
The Smithsonian Institution has written new rules to head off conflicts of interest, part of its...
06/29/2015 | Read More