Category Archives: Analysis & Research

'Uncertain Science' ... Certainly Uncertain

Newsweek Overseas Edition Column: When Blogs Turn a Drizzle to a Deluge

A Newsweek column dismissing the established body of evidence on anthropogenic climate change for some time had scientists going critical on how best and whether to respond to the naive perspective. At the same time, the column by Newsweek European [...]

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However One Slices It ... A Warming World

Reconstructing Surface Temperatures Leads to ‘Remarkably Similar Results’

In the aftermath of the recent hacked e-mails affair, much opprobrium has been cast in the direction of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. In part the result of confusion over the meaning of the [...]

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Undoing 'The Curse' of a Chain of Errors

Anatomy of IPCC’s Mistake on Himalayan Glaciers and Year 2035

See Editor’s Note Introducing this Feature On the heels of the Copenhagen climate talks – whose scant accomplishments reveal that climate change science may be no match for international politics – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds itself [...]

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The CRU E-mails: What is Really There?

No climate-related stories over the past few years have attracted the level of mainstream coverage as those involving personal e-mails of prominent climate scientists that were hacked from a mail server at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East [...]

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What Do The American People Want? U.S. Action on Climate Change

American climate policy could use a bit of James Madison. In a letter written in 1822, five years after leaving office, the fourth President of the United States cautioned that “A popular Government, without popular information … is but a [...]

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Hybrid Car? Or All-Electric Vehicle? They All Take Energy, So How to Decide?

The electric car, seemingly on its death bed throughout the 90s and much of this decade, appears over the past two years to be rising from the grave. Every car company worth its road salt is rushing to put a [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

Claims of a Decade of Cooling Refuted By Analysis Showing It Warmest by Fair Margin

Global temperatures have seemingly plateaued in the past 10 years. Those dubious about climate science or wary of the social implications of carbon regulations have seized on this point to argue that fears of global warming have been overblown. However, [...]

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