Risk, Uncertainty, Climate Change, and ‘March Madness’

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Americans’ fascination with college basketball’s ‘March Madness’ may shed light on the analytical skills they can apply to addressing challenges posed by a warming climate.

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MIT Scientist: An Obligation to Take on ‘Tail Risk’ vs. Alarmism

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Respected MIT scientist Kerry Emanuel takes on the sometimes dicey issue of ‘tail risk’ and explains why he thinks it important for the science community to discuss it … notwithstanding inevitable risks of doing so. (Reposted with permission.)

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On New IPCC Report, WSJ Views Differ Greatly from Those of Other Dailies

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WSJ somewhat commends latest IPCC report on climate change impacts, but reads the report far differently from four other major daily newspapers finding the report far more concerning than comforting.

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Wollaston Award Winner Maureen Raymo’s ‘Climate Symphony’

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The climate community traditionally underestimates the rate of change in the climate system, Columbia University scientist cautions. She wonders where things will stand once everything ‘comes into equilibrium’ with our current Pliocene-era atmosphere. 

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'Nobody is Immune'

Major News Outlets: Somber Reporting on ‘Bleak’ IPCC Study

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The nation’s largest and most influential daily news outlets give voice to increasingly troubling assessments from world’s leading group of climate scientists. Some say the general ‘tone’ of the climate discussion is changing.

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Biomass Plant Seen as Culprit In Suspension of Gainesville Solar Program

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Five years ago, Gainesville, Fla., launched a solar energy program that became a model for other cities looking to reduce their contributions to climate change. Now it’s been suspended amid a torrent of criticism. What happened to the so-called ‘golden child’ of solar energy?

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‘Team Climate’ Looks Back on Sochi Winter Olympics Experiences

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Five Yale University graduate students recount the successes, and also a few frustrations, in their Winter Olympics campaign to increase awareness of climate change impacts on winter sports.

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