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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.

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...
07/02/2013 | 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...
06/25/2013 | Read More
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...
06/24/2013 | Read More
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...
06/20/2013 | Read More
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....
06/20/2013 | Read More
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...
05/14/2013 | Read More
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...
05/01/2013 | Read More
'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...
04/30/2013 | Read More
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,...
04/02/2013 | Read More
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...
03/28/2013 | Read More