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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.

Ten of the hottest years ever have occurred in the past 18 years. Scientists say the trend is 'driven by greenhouse gases.'
The year 2014 was officially the hottest year since records began, federal scientists announced on...
01/16/2015 | Read More
Series of studies under way to help clarify natural gas's overall impact on climate change.
The early years of the shale boom came with a widely held assumption that the vast quantities of...
01/07/2015 | Read More
Hottest year on record provided setting for conclusive scientific findings as mushrooming climate movement pressed world leaders to act.
It was January, and tennis players at the Australian Open were suffering through the scorcher that...
12/29/2014 | Read More
'We've been here for less than 10 minutes hiking, and we've already spotted a polar bear.'
More than a year ago, InsideClimate News reporter Sabrina Shankman set out to tell the story of...
12/03/2014 | Read More
Rundown of how we got the polar bear attack story, and how it turned into a harrowing tale of global warming that affects everyone.
Inside the making of Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World by InsideClimate News in partnership...
12/01/2014 | Read More
Graphic shows how current climate fund pledges for poor nations stack up to what's needed.
Depending on who you ask, the $9.7 billion in pledges for the Green Climate Fund is either a woeful...
11/28/2014 | Read More
Education groups pressure publishers to rid textbooks of inaccuracies and distortions, but the Texas Board of Education could still require them.
Update at 6:10 PM on Nov. 21, 2014: The Texas State Board of Education approved nearly 100 new...
11/20/2014 | Read More
Part of a new ICN ebook, these maps based on satellite images bear witness to the man-made Arctic meltdown happening before our eyes.
One of the indisputable facts of climate change is the rapid melting of the Arctic. Since 1979,...
11/13/2014 | Read More
'Insurers show widespread indifference to climate risk, both in regard to their core business' and their investments, new report says.
Even though insurers are in the business of protecting others from risk, a new report shows that...
10/23/2014 | Read More
Overwhelming evidence says high ozone levels cause health problems, including aggravated asthma, bronchitis, heart attacks and premature death.
A high-stakes battle over the nation's ozone pollution rule reached a new milestone last week when...
10/15/2014 | Read More

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