Category Archives: Science

Climate Scientists’ E-mails Hacked, Posted; So What Does it All Mean for the Climate?

A veritable flood of hundreds of e-mails surreptitiously released by a computer hacker from a famous climate change research facility has climate skeptics seeing, or hoping for, blood. It has climate change “consensus” scientists crying foul, but anxious and standing [...]

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As Director of Florida Keys Sanctuaries, Causey Sees Changes to Corals ‘In Our Lifetime’

KEY WEST, FLA. – Since the 1970s, Billy Causey has observed ominous signs of change in the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. As southeast regional director for the National Marine Sanctuary Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, [...]

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Corals, Earth’s Canary in Coal Mines, Facing ‘Calamitous’ Global Declines

The current state of most of the world’s coral reefs is so calamitous that it’s difficult to over-dramatize the situation. Reefs have seen massive declines around the globe, and while there is much debate about which particular threat is most [...]

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Is Nuclear Really 'GHG-Free'? ... and Why Not

Climate Concerns Giving Boost to Nuclear Energy, But Daunting Challenges Remain Despite Chu Support

As America lumbers along toward a low-carbon economy, nuclear energy is expected to play a significant role in generating emission-free electricity. But how significant? The Senate’s debates this fall on plans for the nation’s energy future may provide some clues.

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The Meaning of the G-8′s ’2 Degrees’ Goal; Adequate? Realistic? Too Vague? A Distraction Maybe?

The G-8, eight Northern Hemisphere industrialized countries, last month produced its first firm target for curbing rising global temperatures: no more than 2 degrees Celsius, 3.6 Fahrenheit, above pre-industrial levels. World headlines trumpeted the target. Long the maximum ceiling acceptable [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

Black Carbon and Global Warming: A Promising Short-Term Approach?

Scientists are increasingly finding that black carbon aerosols in the atmosphere and their deposition on snow and ice-covered areas are having more of a warming effect than earlier thought.

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Wesleyan University’s Gary Yohe: On Carbon Costs, Media, and Not ‘Looking Silly’

View larger image Wesleyan’s Gary Yohe: Coverage Better…But Still ‘Spotty’ Economist Gary Yohe is no newcomer to the costs and benefits of combating climate change. For decades, the Wesleyan University mathematician-turned-economist has been calculating the price of climate change – [...]

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