Category Archives: Science

MIT Scientist: An Obligation to Take on ‘Tail Risk’ vs. Alarmism

Respected MIT scientist Kerry Emanuel takes on the sometimes dicey issue of ‘tail risk’ and explains why he thinks it important for the science community to discuss it … notwithstanding inevitable risks of doing so. (Reposted with permission.)

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On New IPCC Report, WSJ Views Differ Greatly from Those of Other Dailies

WSJ somewhat commends latest IPCC report on climate change impacts, but reads the report far differently from four other major daily newspapers finding the report far more concerning than comforting.

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Wollaston Award Winner Maureen Raymo’s ‘Climate Symphony’

The climate community traditionally underestimates the rate of change in the climate system, Columbia University scientist cautions. She wonders where things will stand once everything ‘comes into equilibrium’ with our current Pliocene-era atmosphere. 

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The Puzzles Involving Sea Ice at the Poles

‘Science at its best’ is illustrated by climate modelers’ continuing efforts to fully understand the differing changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice in a warming climate.

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Scripps, NCAR Scientists Weigh in on Global CO2 Monitoring Efforts

A new Yale Forum video features two leading atmospheric scientists on the importance of global CO2 data trends … and on funding challenges lying ahead.

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California’s Record Drought and Meteorological ‘Three Rs’

A range of climate scientists detail the spectrum of possibilities explaining the current record drought facing much of California, with a caution about the ‘incredibly important’ implications of the drought … potentially one lasting a very long time.

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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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