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Category Archives: Science
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
In reporting on climate change, the carbon, carbon dioxide (CO2), greenhouse gases, radiative forcing, and CO2-equivilent (CO2-eq) are often used almost interchangeably to refer to the human contribution to recent warming.
Lyme disease, dubbed one of the “deadly dozen” by a recent Wildlife Conservation Society report, could skyrocket as global shifts in temperature and precipitation transform ecosystems. From a public policy standpoint, the situation is compounded by the communications issues complicating [...]
It is difficult these days to find an article about climate science without some mention of tipping points and the risk of abrupt climate change. Some prominent climate scientists and policy proponents have warned ominously that we have only a [...]