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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.
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
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