Category Archives: Science

Global CO2 Emissions: Increases Dwarf Recent U.S. Reductions

While U.S. CO2 emissions have shown unexpected declines in recent years, they’re just one piece of a big and complex puzzle. China’s and other developing-world countries’ growing emissions swamp the reductions seen in the U.S., the European Union, and Japan.


Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and NCAR's Kevin Trenberth

Two Expert — and Diverging — Views on Arctic’s Impact on Weather ‘Whiplash’

In discussing their diverging views on impacts of rapid shrinking of Arctic sea ice, two leading scientists provide witness to the kinds of evidence-based exchanges of views not uncommon among top researchers in the climate field.


‘Weather Whiplash’: A Story of Two Years — 2012 and 2013

Peter Sinclair’s new Yale Forum video couples interviews with two experts — Rutgers’ Jennifer Francis and Weather Underground’s Jeff Masters — to explore the ‘Why?’ of two years of mirror images of weather across North America.


Climate Change Included in Science Teaching Guidelines

Proposed new science teaching guidelines make case for complex concepts in science education, including, for the first time, climate change.


Yale Forum Monthly Video Focuses on Greenland Ice Sheet Melt

Independent video producer trains his lens and microphone on seven climate science experts to help explain ice melt in Greenland and its implications for sea-level rise over remainder of the century.


Anomalous Warmth? Context for Comments on, Critiques of, Study in Science

A March report published in Science magazine prompts widespread coverage and substantial online back-and-forths. But what’s it all mean for our understanding of past and future global temperatures?


Part 2

A Denver TV Meteorologist … In His Own Words

In the second of his two-part posting, veteran Denver broadcast meteorologist Mike Nelson outlines how he reached his views on human-caused climate change.


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