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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.

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.
If actions do indeed speak louder than words, plants and animals are telling us in no uncertain...
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
Global warming has created a 'new normal,' scientists say, and the old hesitance to attribute extreme weather to climate change is outdated.
In the wake of major hurricanes, floods and heat waves, scientists are quick to say that no single...
06/23/2015 | Read More
Journal publisher Elsevier has launched an investigation over the scientist's missing disclosure of funding sources.
A journal publisher that distributed studies written by a climate skeptic whose work was financed...
06/10/2015 | Read More

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