Category Archives: Analysis & Research

New Research Explores Role of Trade Winds, Volcanoes in Warming ‘Hiatus’

Two new peer-reviewed studies further explore possible explanations for the slow-down in global warming over more than a decade, as scientists continue their quest to better understand the pause or ‘hiatus.’

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Strange Bedfellows … and Fear of Broad Impacts of Mann/UVa Court Ruling

An upcoming Virginia Supreme Court ruling in litigation involving access to Michael Mann/University of Virginia e-mails raises thorny media access and freedom of information concerns involving potential scope of decision.

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Reviewing Impacts of Historic Drought Facing California and the West

As much of the eastern U.S. was shivering through one of the region’s coldest and snowiest winters in years, a historic drought now in its third year plagues California’s usually lush Central Valley and other parts of the West…with implications [...]

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The Global Climate in Context — 2013 in Review

In a not-so-extraordinary 2013 calendar year, IPCC’s higher estimate of potential sea-level rise by 2100 — in a worst case, up to one meter — may be the most notable in terms of the planet’s overall climate developments.

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Climate in 2013 in the U.S. … and in Context

A closer look at new data on the weather across the U.S. in 2013 — and how that fits in with long-term global climate trends.

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U. of Michigan, Others Exploring Faculty Public Outreach Issues

Climate change is at forefront of scientific issues, prompting some universities to re-examine faculty members’ roles in public outreach, social media, and social activism. A University of Michigan initiative samples faculty attitudes.

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Climate Change in the Vortex of America’s Bi-Polar Politics

Conservative, liberal, and moderate editorial cartoonists’ biting takes on the early-January ‘polar vortex’ and the spectacle of a Russian research vessel ice-bound while researching climate change in Antarctica will make readers laugh…and also weep.

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