Category Archives: Science

Coping With Change

As reported in a recent Yale Forum feature by Michael Coren, various private and public sector interests are moving ahead with climate adaptation plans and strategies. Adjusting activities in concert with expectations of a changing climate is moving mainstream even [...]

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Recent Weather Events/Climate Connection Drawing Increased Scientific and Media Attention

The recent spate of severe weather events is drawing increased attention — in science and some journalism arenas — to possible links with long-term climate change. It’s an explosive issue and one that will demand close attention and monitoring as [...]

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Coffee Growers Facing New Risks; Changing Climate Putting Production at Risk

Morning coffee and reading the day’s paper … more changes coming? Coffee production and inventories are being stretched in part as a result of a changing climate. That well entrenched morning ritual of a newspaper in one hand and a [...]

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But Over What Time Frame? Doubts Persist

Coal Preferable to Natural Gas from Shale for Climate? Not So Fast … And Choice of Time Frame Critical

A recent analysis concluding that natural gas from shale poses more climate change problems than combustion of coal rests heavily on a problematic time frame. In the end, the widely reported article may do more to muddle understanding of natural [...]

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An Evolving Narrative Demanding Close Attention

Increasing Focus on Climate Change/Food Crisis: Beware ‘Single Factor’ Explanations, Uncertainties

Our changing climate is increasingly linked to food supply challenges, but experts warn against “single factor” explanations and urge quantifying of uncertainties.

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‘BEST’ Refining of Surface Temp Estimates Could Help Improve Understanding of Global Land Temps

“BEST” Researchers’ efforts aim to improve data on surface temperature estimates and their use could bolster public’s understanding of global land temperatures. It’s no surprise that the effort is not without some controversy.

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Academy Draws Scientists, Artists to Hollywood for ‘Summit’ on Science Education

LOS ANGELES, CA — “After a winter like this, how can you believe in global warming?” … “Climate change? Earth’s climate has always changed. Temperatures go up, temperatures go down.” … “Doesn’t the sun have something to do with it [...]

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