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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.
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairperson of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel
Leading scientists will soon tell the world they're 95% certain that humans are driving global warming. Skeptics are busy trying to sow any doubt.
Conservative groups at the forefront of global warming skepticism are doubling down on trying to...
Sep 18, 2013 | Read More
Natural gas production in Colorado's Piceane Basin.
Methane leaks from ‘well completions’ were significantly lower than EPA's numbers, but equipment leaks were much higher than expected.
A long-awaited study led by the University of Texas at Austin shows that methane emissions from...
Sep 16, 2013 | Read More
The viral video, posted in late August, has brought political satire to the debate on climate change, outing skeptics in Congress and causing a stir.
A funny video that calls on the World Meteorological Organization to name hurricanes after climate...
Sep 10, 2013 | Read More
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