The natural conclusion is that as global warming gets worse so too will the droughts. We’ve even had evidence of it, right? Droughts in Australia, the US, and horribly dry conditions throughout Europe. However, new research from Princeton University and the Australian National University in Canberra suggest things may not be as cut and dried […]
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Climate Change Policy Gap Between USA and Europe Widens, as Norway Announces World's Largest Carbon Tax
In the latest example of the widening gap in climate change policies between the USA and Europe, the Government of Norway last week announced the world’s largest new tax on carbon emissions, stating in explicit terms its desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against global warming — just two weeks after the […]
New IPCC Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
The IPCC has a big new report out. Given that we have locked ourselves into some pretty concerning weather and ‘natural disasters’ for the decades to come, and also don’t seem real gung-ho about stopping even more considerable human catastrophe from global warming and climate change, a very serious look at adaptation options and […]
Another great post from Skeptical Science that I’m just going to go ahead and repost in full. Thought global warming was over? Of course you didn’t, and this post can back you up: In a previous post we discussed how the argument that the Earth has stopped warming doesn’t make much sense because the people claiming […]
Another great post by Skeptical Science that I’m just going to repost in full here. It’s not a fun one. Ice is melting. Ice is melting fast. One region isn’t getting hit too hard (see below), and, of course, that’s the region getting the most media attention. Let’s try to balance that out — […]
Skeptical Science has done what it does so well this week and taken an opportunity to look into a scientific matter related to a current hot topic, the Heartland Institute leak. Dana Nuccitelli, in the piece reposted in full below, discusses the “climate-skeptic” NIPCC report and how it differs from the Nobel-prize-winning IPCC’s widely […]
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has unveiled its latest salvo in the fight to curtail human-caused global warming: an interactive ‘Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt’. The Climate Hot Map educate sand entertains as it stimulates the user’s curiosity to sift clues and scavenge for answers. What’s more, completing the scavenger hunt qualifies you for a chance to win the fabulous Grand Prize: an Earthwatch Institute trip for two to assess climate impacts in Rio Cachoeira national Reserve in Brazil!
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting this past week in Abu Dhabi for their annual conference have announced the adoption of new procedures to address questions of conflicts of interest, data analysis errors and other policy procedures.
The member report comes in the wake of the 2009 pseudo-scandal at the UK-based University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, and more recently, in response to recommendations submitted by the InterAcademy Council, an international group of representatives from top science academies.