California’s New Cap-and-Trade Program … Potential Global Model

‘Golden State’ pursues ‘Goldilocks’ economy and environment in challenging climate as world looks on for what could become global model.

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The Smithsonian on (and in) the Anthropocene

Two weeks before ‘Superstorm Sandy’ hit the Northeast, Smithsonian researchers convened a symposium on how humans are reshaping the planet. Now they are considering how a focus on ‘The Anthropocene’ could reshape their institution.

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The Apples & Oranges of Arctic/Antarctic Sea Ice Trend Comparisons

A newly posted Yale Forum video essay refutes bogus comparisons suggesting that increased sea ice around Antarctica offsets sea ice declines in the Arctic, and examines why such an ‘apples and oranges’ comparison is misleading.

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Berkeley Linguist: Global Warming ‘Systemically Caused’ Hurricane Sandy

Cognitive linguist George Lakoff of Berkeley supports adding the term ‘systemic causation’ to our climate change dictionary and jargon. ‘Communicate the concept,’ he urges.  (Reposted with permission)

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Broader Public Health Perspective Urged

Panel: Improve Reporting on Full Range of Public Health Impacts

Covering only the direct health impacts of climate change misses half the story, a panel advises reporters at SEJ’s annual conference.

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‘Egghead,’ Political Brawl and Quarrel Factors in Reporting on Climate

Media representatives, a scientist, and a climate scholar tackle climate communication challenges as part of annual environmental journalism conference.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns

‘Mum’s the Word’ on Climate Change

Photo of Silence of the Lambs movie

Nary a word has been spoken by the major party presidential candidates on an issue some scientists still insist posing the century’s pressing scientific challenges. Obama and Romney remain mute.

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