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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.
Rep. Paul Gosar
The climate change schism between Congressional Republicans and Democrats is becoming more visible as deadly weather events increase and hit close to home.
In recent years, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has seen his district in southern Arizona ravaged by...
Aug 1, 2013 | Read More
Yarnell Hill wildfire
Experts say it isn't whether media outlets should link extreme weather tragedies like the Yarnell blaze to global warming, but when.
Scientists agree that climate change was very likely one of the underlying triggers for the Yarnell...
Jul 18, 2013 | Read More
Eugenie Scott
In a broad interview, Eugenie Scott talks about the hurdles that still loom for climate education advocates and reveals what "really pisses" her off.
As America's debate about global warming became politicized over the past half-decade, the...
Jul 2, 2013 | Read More
Effect on climate change will impact Keystone decision, he said, but his comments left him plenty of room to maneuver.
WASHINGTON—In soaring tones, President Obama on Tuesday set out a revamped climate agenda for his...
Jun 25, 2013 | Read More
Marines build a solar panel.
The report, released quietly this month, says climate change is a bigger national security threat than the country's dependence on foreign oil.
WASHINGTON—A new report from the U.S. Center for Naval Analyses and the London-based Royal United...
Jun 24, 2013 | Read More
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg
The city's climate adaptation projects should be devised to handle conditions far worse than even the most severe sea level rise estimates, scientists say.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to protect New York City from future superstorm Sandys and other...
Jun 20, 2013 | Read More
Floating pavilions in Rotterdam, Netherlands
New York City's ambitious $19.5 bln climate plan is one of many globally that seeks to adapt to higher temperatures, higher sea levels and extreme weather.
New York City's $19.5 billion plan to adapt to climate change may be the world's most ambitious....
Jun 20, 2013 | Read More
NOAA climate model
Experts say scientists' efforts to determine whether weather events are caused by global warming is being mishandled by both sides of the climate divide.
As if the public debate about global warming wasn't complex enough, a new field in climate research...
May 14, 2013 | Read More
Drought map of the United States based on U.S. Drought Monitor data, via NOAA
Eight regional centers dedicated to expanding climate research at the local level lose millions in budget cuts.
When Renee McPherson took on the role of director of research at the South Central Climate Science...
May 1, 2013 | Read More
The Mauna Loa Observatory
'Stronger storms, droughts, rising seas. We are already seeing the impacts of increased CO2 in the atmosphere ... How much further can we really go?'
For the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are...
Apr 30, 2013 | Read More