Category Archives: Science

Rutgers Climatologist Tony Broccoli On Communicating Climate Science

Tony Broccoli has spent the past two decades working to engage lay audiences about climate change. For him, that interest has meant using concrete, relatable images: ice skating on backyard ponds and present-day heat waves and unusual storms. Broccoli is [...]

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Mourning the Huge Loss of a ‘Giant’: Stanford Climatologist Stephen H. Schneider

View larger image Schneider and wife Terry Root at 2008 Rothbury Festival Global Warming ‘Think Tank.’ The planet feels hotter now, and certainly more at risk. The world is smaller for the death of Stanford University climatologist Stephen H. Schneider. [...]

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Part II

Black Carbon’s Grey Areas: Key Messages from a Yale Workshop

Black carbon, a component of soot, and potentially one of the most important contributors to climate change, rises into the atmosphere each time someone fires up a traditional cook-stove or switches on an older-model diesel vehicle. The author recently co-organized [...]

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Three key messages from a Yale Climate & Energy Institute workshop

Black Carbon’s Grey Areas

Does an overly simplified perspective on black carbon, one of the most important contributors to climate change, risk society’s missing an important opportunity for managing climate warming? The first of a two-part series on black carbon helps pave the way [...]

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Who’s In/Who’s Out on Climate Credibility? PNAS Study Sparks Support and Criticism

Weighing ‘convinced’ and ‘unconvinced’ As polls indicate that fewer Americans say they see solid evidence for global warming, and as climate change skeptics have grown emboldened in the wake of last fall’s hacked e-mail episode at the University of East [...]

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A Cruel Climate Hoax Perpetrated On Texas Fourth Grader in Name of NSF

On June 5th the local newspaper in Beeville, a small town in Southern Texas, published a story about a local 4th grade student who had it said had just won the Junior Division of the National Science Fair for a [...]

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Climate Scientist Strikes Back: Libel, Canada, and the Meaning of Weaver vs. National Post

Canada’s Scales of Justice … Avoid ‘falsehoods’? Or ‘chilling’? Andrew Weaver, a prominent Canadian climatologist and IPCC contributor, raised eyebrows across the climate media world recently when he filed a libel suit against a right-leaning newspaper for its tough criticisms. In late [...]

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