Category Archives: Science

Coming to a Museum Near You?

Museums Moving to Fill Gap On Climate Information, Education

View larger image Questions … and answers … on causes and impacts of climate change: no longer primarily the domain of mainstream news organizations. Wander through The California Academy of Science’s “Altered States: Climate Change in California” exhibit. View exhibits [...]

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Absolute Certainty ... Elusive

That Storm, That Cold Day, That Drought … How Scientists Try to Evaluate Links to Warming

These days it seems as if a single hot or cold day is all it takes to inspire a reporter or politician to blame the mercury’s position on global warming, or, alternatively, claim it as proof that global warming doesn’t [...]

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Q&A with UCS President Kevin Knobloch On Climate Science, Policy, Communications

View larger image UCS PresidentKevin Knobloch CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – After eight years of battling the Bush administration to preserve the integrity of science and inform public policy on environmental and nuclear issues, Union of Concerned Scientists President Kevin Knobloch is [...]

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Geoengineering – Climate Cure? Or a Cure Worse than the Warming Illness?*

 (Editor’s Note:  This piece was slightly edited on May 6, 2009, to correct the reference to the author of the MIT Knight Science Journalism Tracker posting.)  Geoengineering – intentionally manipulating the climate to counteract the unplanned manipulation of manmade warming [...]

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America's Arid Southwest

Learning Lessons from the Lost Anasazi

The Anasazi culture of the southwestern United States reached its zenith between 1050 and 1125 A.D. before experiencing a dramatic collapse. Despite their advanced industrial society known for their cliff dwellings and ornate baskets, no authoritative written record adequately explains [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

Recent Lower Global Temperatures Do Not Undercut CO2/Warming Relationship

Human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the primary factor contributing to the warming of the Earth’s surface over the past half-century. However, for the past few years global temperatures have been stagnant or slightly decreasing even as atmospheric CO2 [...]

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Climate Change Models: Understanding The Basics

With an incoming U.S. President vowing to seriously address climate change, and his cabinet filling with outspoken advocates for such action, the United States, its economy, and its approach to the climate issue are poised to change in profound ways.

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