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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.

Advocates and others weigh in: How will the outcome of this election affect federal climate action? What can we expect Obama and Romney to do?
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's last-minute endorsement of President Obama last week—released in...
11/06/2012 | Read More
Dozens of cities in Florida would be flooded with a 3- to 7-foot rise in sea level—substantially lower than Hurricane Sandy's 9-foot storm surge in NYC.
For much of the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy was a harsh wake-up call to the extreme weather...
11/05/2012 | Read More
An emergency declaration from the White House allowed federal money and responders to flow even before Sandy made landfall.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie captured national headlines—and conservative scorn—for praising...
11/05/2012 | Read More
Hurricanes will increase with climate change. Researchers say they've come up with a way to weaken storms by cloud-seeding them before they form.
Scientists have been trying to come up with ways to weaken hurricanes since the 1940s. Nothing that...
10/24/2012 | Read More
Climate issues are absent this election, but research shows that merely mentioning a topic during the TV debates could help elevate it in voters' minds.
Aside from Mitt Romney's recent jab at Barack Obama's concern over global warming—and the president...
10/01/2012 | Read More
Climate change has made managing the nation's waterways more important than ever, but policies remain fragmented.
The worst drought since at least the 1950s has barely registered on political radar screens this...
09/17/2012 | Read More
'I feel for my American colleagues and what they've had to deal with,' one British climate scientist said.
The harassment faced by U.S.-based climate scientists has been well documented in the media—but not...
09/10/2012 | Read More
A group of young Republicans is out to persuade their party to pursue a path toward a future free of fossil fuels.
A group of young Republicans has set out to achieve what some might say is an impossible goal: Over...
09/05/2012 | Read More
Nolan Doesken has been studying Colorado's weather for 35 years. He explains his job, and what's ahead for his state because of climate change.
Colorado is the kind of place where you can play softball in shorts in 70-degree weather in the...
08/22/2012 | Read More
Reactor shutdown in Connecticut is latest sign that nuclear energy would face challenges from climate change.
Will 2012 go down as the year that left the idea of nuclear energy expansion in the hot, dry dust?...
08/15/2012 | Read More