Category Archives: Science

California’s Record Drought and Meteorological ‘Three Rs’

A range of climate scientists detail the spectrum of possibilities explaining the current record drought facing much of California, with a caution about the ‘incredibly important’ implications of the drought … potentially one lasting a very long time.

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New Research Explores Role of Trade Winds, Volcanoes in Warming ‘Hiatus’

Two new peer-reviewed studies further explore possible explanations for the slow-down in global warming over more than a decade, as scientists continue their quest to better understand the pause or ‘hiatus.’

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Western U.K.’s Winter of Weather Discontent Featured in New Video

New video produced for The Yale Forum points to historic storms ripping through much of southwestern coast of United Kingdom virtually since the start of 2014 and suggests slim odds they occurred naturally.

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Strange Bedfellows … and Fear of Broad Impacts of Mann/UVa Court Ruling

An upcoming Virginia Supreme Court ruling in litigation involving access to Michael Mann/University of Virginia e-mails raises thorny media access and freedom of information concerns involving potential scope of decision.

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Thoughts on Abrupt Climate Change, As In 30 Years, not 100

University of Colorado Professor Jim White offers examples in the individual and corporate sectors of impacts that could be felt as a result of abrupt climate change. (Video)

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Abrupt Climate Change Focus of New Yale Forum Video

An issue that for years received only passing attention, even in many professional circles, abrupt climate change and potential impacts on at-risk ecosystems is getting more attention in the scientific sphere.

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Scientist Boesch Emphasizes Ecosystems Management Approaches

Agricultural systems, communities, coastlines and ecosystems management in planning for climate and energy impacts … A Q&A with marine scientist Donald Boesch.

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