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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.

'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
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...
03/12/2013 | Read More
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...
03/07/2013 | Read More
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...
03/06/2013 | Read More
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...
03/04/2013 | 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...
02/21/2013 | Read More
Just six pages long, it is stoking a new moral urgency for climate action and forcing the financial world to reconsider the value of fossil fuel reserves.
It is probably the most influential paper on climate science today. But few outside scientific...
02/14/2013 | Read More
News analysis: In his SOTU, the president was navigating through familiar political crosswinds—including GOP opposition and adamant demands from activists.
2/13/13: This story has been updated to include a statement by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. WASHINGTON...
02/13/2013 | Read More

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