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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.
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
Al Gore
With momentum building for U.S. climate policy, activists are going on the offensive against powerful skeptic interests. Will their efforts have an effect?
With momentum building for climate policy in Washington for the first time since 2010,...
Apr 2, 2013 | Read More
U.S. Drought Monitor map from March 19, 2013
Current climate-induced drought is slipping into a trend that scientists say resembles some of the worst droughts in U.S. history, like the Dust Bowl.
Drought conditions in more than half of the United States have slipped into a pattern that...
Mar 28, 2013 | Read More
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks
State Department assessment focused on market response to rejection, rather than the climate impact and environmental cost of a pipeline approval.
WASHINGTON—The surprising message of the State Department's latest Keystone review—that the...
Mar 12, 2013 | Read More
Mining operations of Consol Energy
Shareholder activists are concerned that fossil fuels could become unburnable because of climate laws—and they want firms to divulge the financial risks.
Two advocacy groups have come up with a new tactic to show how climate change—and laws to deal with...
Mar 7, 2013 | Read More
Protesters march to the White House and urge Pres. Obama to reject the Keystone
Two consulting firms provided State Department with key analysis of whether the pipeline would speed development of Canada's oil sands.
The State Department's recent conclusion that the Keystone XL pipeline "is unlikely to have a...
Mar 6, 2013 | Read More
Next Generation Science Standards require teaching man-made climate change.
New standards recommend teaching man-made global warming in all science classes. Some textbook publishers to incorporate curriculum immediately.
New national science standards that make the teaching of global warming part of the public school...
Mar 4, 2013 | Read More
Likely DOE nominee Ernest Moniz has already drawn fire from some environmentalists for being pro-industry. But his speeches reveal a more nuanced position.
The likely nomination of nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to lead the Department of Energy has drawn...
Feb 21, 2013 | Read More