Category Archives: Science

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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Lynchburg, Va. TV Meteorologist Blasts State’s A.G. for Michael Mann ‘Witch Hunt’

A Lynchburg, Virginia, TV meteorologist for an ABC affiliate has taken the unusual task of publicly criticizing, on his blog, an elected state official, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, for initiating a legal action against former University of Virginia climate [...]

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Following 'Holy Grail' of Dow Jones Index

Various Climate Index Reporting Projects Under Way Among Scientists

A number of scientific efforts comparable to the climate index initiative mimicking the widely publicized Dow Jones Industrial Average are at various stages of development in the scientific community. One such effort is that championed by climate change investments expert [...]

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However One Slices It ... A Warming World

Reconstructing Surface Temperatures Leads to ‘Remarkably Similar Results’

In the aftermath of the recent hacked e-mails affair, much opprobrium has been cast in the direction of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. In part the result of confusion over the meaning of the [...]

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