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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.

In a rare, large consensus, more than 100 scientists unite to say expanding tar sands will be catastrophic for the climate and environment.
More than 100 North American scientists released a consensus statement on Wednesday concluding that...
06/10/2015 | Read More
Scientists had struggled to understand a slowdown in the world’s warming starting 15 years ago. A new study says it never happened.
The long-debated hiatus or pause in global warming, championed by climate denialists who tried to...
06/04/2015 | Read More
Continued resistance by leaders of U.S. companies is a stark contrast to BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil, which supported climate resolutions this year.
Sharp differences are emerging between U.S. oil majors and their European brethren on the issue of...
05/28/2015 | Read More
California PTA adopts resolution on teaching climate science, but its passage nationwide and its impact beyond the state are uncertain.
School districts in California—and perhaps nationwide—will soon feel increased pressure from...
05/19/2015 | Read More
When scientists spend time refuting denialist theories, they add credence to their antagonists' campaigns, study says.
Climate denial campaigns have helped slow the public's acceptance of man-made climate change and...
05/11/2015 | Read More
Party doctrine will probably trump church doctrine in Congress, experts say, where more than a quarter of lawmakers are Catholics.
As Pope Francis steps up his moral campaign for global action on climate change, Republican Roman...
05/01/2015 | Read More
New research predicts widespread extinctions if global warming continues unabated.
If countries' greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, one in every six species on the planet...
04/30/2015 | Read More
Letter from Nobel laureates and other scientists goes to 330 institutions urging them to cut ties with the industry responsible for climate misinformation.
Hundreds of museums across the country––including some of the most prestigious––are being asked by...
03/24/2015 | Read More
An immediate response to troubling allegations around Dr. Willie Soon’s failure to disclose funding sources for his contrarian climate change research.
The Smithsonian has opened an investigation into the ethical conduct of Willie Soon, one of its...
02/23/2015 | Read More
Human-caused global warming will create conditions more severe than any in past 1,000 years, new research shows.
As harsh as the current long-running California drought has been, conditions in the American West...
02/12/2015 | Read More