Category Archives: Science

New Yale Forum Video

Inquiring Minds Want to Know … Why Is It So Cold?

The end of January cold spell and heavy snows raise questions for some about the links between frigid weather and a warming Arctic. Hint: Look at the swooning Jet Stream.

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Live TV: Weather? Global Warming? Climate Change?

‘Polar Vortex’ Top Story for TV Programs … and Grist for New Yale Forum Video

Blanket 24/7 media coverage of the short but frigid ‘Polar Vortex’ temperatures — climate change? global warming? — provides a cornucopia of material for this month’s ‘This is Not Cool’ video.

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When Scientists Get Sued

A panel of researchers at the AGU meeting recall legal threats and harassment they’re received for doing their job in science, and offer advice.

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Gavin Schmidt … Speaking up and speaking out

Climate researcher and blogger Gavin Schmidt offers scientists an alternative to ‘saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing’. What are the ‘rules’ of engagement and why?

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Annual Arctic Report Confirms the Region’s ‘New Normal’

The impacts of a persistent decades-long warming trend remain clearly evident, says NOAA.

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James Hansen Calls for the Light That Only Science Can Provide

‘We are running out of time’ to prevent dangerous global warming, an icon of climate science tells his scientific brethren, while warning the fossil fuel industry that reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated.

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Judith Lean Summarizes Her AGU Lecture

More details from the sparkling AGU lecture by Judith Lean, with her hypothesis that large summer Arctic melts may be influencing winter temperatures in the northern hemisphere.

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