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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.
President Obama after his re-election on Tuesday night.
Green groups wasted no time announcing a protest in front of the White House to claim a mandate for action, but partisan gridlock remains.
Even before President Obama took the stage for his victory speech last night, environmentalists...
Nov 7, 2012 | Read More
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the pres
Advocates and others weigh in: How will the outcome of this election affect federal climate action? What can we expect Obama and Romney to do?
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's last-minute endorsement of President Obama last week—released in...
Nov 6, 2012 | Read More
Map of Tampa, Fla. if sea levels rose by 5 feet.
Dozens of cities in Florida would be flooded with a 3- to 7-foot rise in sea level—substantially lower than Hurricane Sandy's 9-foot storm surge in NYC.
For much of the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy was a harsh wake-up call to the extreme weather...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More
Damaged caused to houses from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coast
An emergency declaration from the White House allowed federal money and responders to flow even before Sandy made landfall.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie captured national headlines—and conservative scorn—for praising...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More
Map of a flooding scenario under a 3-meter sea level rise in New York City (fl
Is the destruction from superstorm Sandy a preview of what's to come as sea levels continue to rise from climate change?
Five years ago, a report called "Nation Under Siege" illustrated the vulnerability of 31 U.S....
Nov 1, 2012 | Read More
Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Hurricanes will increase with climate change. Researchers say they've come up with a way to weaken storms by cloud-seeding them before they form.
Scientists have been trying to come up with ways to weaken hurricanes since the 1940s. Nothing that...
Oct 24, 2012 | Read More
Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Mt. Adams, Ohio
Climate issues are absent this election, but research shows that merely mentioning a topic during the TV debates could help elevate it in voters' minds.
Aside from Mitt Romney's recent jab at Barack Obama's concern over global warming—and the president...
Oct 1, 2012 | Read More
Low water levels on the Mississippi River, Aug. 2012.
Climate change has made managing the nation's waterways more important than ever, but policies remain fragmented.
The worst drought since at least the 1950s has barely registered on political radar screens this...
Sep 17, 2012 | Read More
Map of global temperature anomalies
'I feel for my American colleagues and what they've had to deal with,' one British climate scientist said.
The harassment faced by U.S.-based climate scientists has been well documented in the media—but not...
Sep 10, 2012 | Read More
YCER co-founder Michele Combs.
A group of young Republicans is out to persuade their party to pursue a path toward a future free of fossil fuels.
A group of young Republicans has set out to achieve what some might say is an impossible goal: Over...
Sep 5, 2012 | Read More