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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.
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
NASA satellite image taken in July of Colorado's Waldo Canyon fire
Nolan Doesken has been studying Colorado's weather for 35 years. He explains his job, and what's ahead for his state because of climate change.
Colorado is the kind of place where you can play softball in shorts in 70-degree weather in the...
Aug 22, 2012 | Read More
Google Earth map of nuclear power plants
Reactor shutdown in Connecticut is latest sign that nuclear energy would face challenges from climate change.
Will 2012 go down as the year that left the idea of nuclear energy expansion in the hot, dry dust?...
Aug 15, 2012 | Read More
NASA Hurricane
A couple of productive storms could go a long way to lessen the impacts of the historic drought. But the outlook remains uncertain, officials say.
The Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md., will release its updated outlook for the...
Aug 6, 2012 | Read More
Hail storm
Property damage from just two intense hailstorms that pelted large cities recently could exceed $1.5 billion.
While the nation is fixated on the punishing heat and drought gripping the United States, parts of...
Jul 18, 2012 | Read More
A firefighter working along the northwest perimeter of a massive blaze in the Gi
Steven Running explains link between warming temperatures and the pine beetle explosion and the latest spate of U.S. wildfires.
The fires that are burning throughout the country offer a window into what we can expect in the...
Jul 3, 2012 | Read More
Steve Amstrup, the 2012 Indianapolis Prize winner, with polar bear cubs.
'If we allow ourselves to be distracted from reducing GHG emissions, we surely will become polar bear historians rather than polar bear conservationists.'
Polar bear scientist Steve Amstrup was stunned when he learned he had won the 2012 Indianapolis...
Jun 20, 2012 | Read More
Extent of coastal flooding and erosion under one scenario of sea-level rise in t
California's coastal resource managers are including sea-level science in their planning, but lawmakers in N. Carolina and Virginia forbid open debate.
In California, officials in coastal cities are becoming increasingly aware of the potential impacts...
Jun 13, 2012 | Read More