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Climate ScienceThe 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.
mage of Arctic sea ice taken July 12, 2011, courtesy of NASA
Some 15 percent of U.S. voters now see global warming as their main concern, meaning it could be an important issue in next year's election, says analyst
More Americans than last year believe the world is warming and the change is likely influenced by...
Sep 16, 2011 | Read More
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
On the heels of Pres. Obama's decision to scrap smog standards, EPA says it will miss its Sept. 30 deadline to propose greenhouse gas rules for utilities
The Environmental Protection Agency will miss an end-of-month target for proposing greenhouse gas...
Sep 15, 2011 | Read More
The dry gas  'Mefite D'Ansanto' is Italy's largest CO2 seep
A new industry-funded scientific study concludes that underground storage of CO2 poses little risk to human health. At least one critic isn't convinced.
For more than a decade, carbon capture and storage technology has been heralded by fossil-fuel...
Sep 12, 2011 | Read More
New Pacific Corp Natural Gas fired power generating plant in Lindon.
Using more natural gas for fuel could produce leaks of methane, a heat-trapping greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than CO2, new research finds
Relying more on natural gas than on coal would not significantly slow down the effects of climate...
Sep 11, 2011 | Read More
James Hansen
James Hansen, the 70-year-old renowned climate scientist, was the 112th of 140 arrested on day 10 of the Keystone XL pipeline sit-ins
WASHINGTON—A few minutes after 11 a.m. Monday, climate scientist James Hansen sits down on a patch...
Aug 30, 2011 | Read More
"Einstein said to think and not act is a crime," James Hansen tells SolveClimate News. "If we understand the situation, we must try to make it clear."
WASHINGTON—Unless Hurricane Irene interrupts his travel, renowned NASA climate scientist James...
Aug 29, 2011 | Read More
Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.)
Their primary targets are the IPCC and UNFCCC, key programs designed to educate policymakers about climate science and slow warming worldwide
WASHINGTON—House Republicans are applying a search and destroy tactic to international funding for...
Aug 26, 2011 | Read More
North Darfur, March 2011
El Nino conditions triggered 21% of conflicts in tropical states from 1950-2004, research suggests, with implications for human-made warming
In the past two decades scientists have concluded that climate shifts helped drive many of history'...
Aug 24, 2011 | Read More
Still, Bill McKibben and others leading the two-week D.C. sit-in remain intent on connecting the dots between the oil pipeline and climate danger
WASHINGTON—Close to noon Tuesday, frustrated tourist Ron Higgins of Los Angeles tries to maneuver a...
Aug 24, 2011 | Read More
Jason Box, known for his study of glaciers, says oil sands mining is a moral issue that he feels compelled to address. The two-week sit-in begins Saturday
WASHINGTON—His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He's never had...
Aug 18, 2011 | Read More