Category Archives: Science

Strange Bedfellows? Climate Change Denial and Support for Geoengineering

Potential benefits of geoengineering, despite attendant risks, appeal to some interests showing little concern for the seriousness of the climate change issue generally. What goes here? 

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IPCC’s New Estimates for Increased Sea-Level Rise

Recently released sea-level rise findings from IPCC project greater increases than earlier forecast, but continuing uncertainties persist, and drawing direct comparisons with past estimates is difficult.

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Scientists Should Engage in Policy, But It’s a Balancing Act

Scientists sometimes ‘have a special responsibility to engage on policy issues’ relevant to their science. But they need to proceed with care when they remove their scientist hats and speak instead as citizens. Reposted with permission of The Conversation.

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‘REDD+’ Progress and Potential: More Financial Incentives Needed

Despite the promise to greatly reduce tropical deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions with modest funding, concerns persist over whether ‘REDD+’ can sustain support.

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: More Certainty, Not Much News

Reposted with permission from ‘The Conversation,’ this piece offers a September 27 ‘first look’ at the initial public release of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.

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Southwestern U.S. TV Mets Attend Full-Day Weather/Climate Workshop

A visit to the University of Arizona’s famed tree-ring research lab caps a climate/weather workshop for southwestern U.S. TV meteorologists.

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‘Vertical Human Fingerprint’ Found in Stratospheric Cooling, Tropospheric Warming

Newly published research in ’PNAS’ identifies what authors call a ‘vertical human fingerprint’ in satellite-based estimates of atmospheric temperature changes, adding still more to confidence levels about human influences in warming.

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