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A Renowned Climate Sceptic is Converted by his own Research

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:02 | Juan Cole

It is not proper to speak of “climate skeptics,” since all scientists (including we social scientists) are skeptical of all data and theories every day, all the time, and are…

Using Geoengineering to Control the Climate

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:17 | Dave Cohen

Let me say at the outset that geoengineering to control Earth's climate is not the wisest path which Homo sapiens ("Wise Man") could travel down. Because of the large scales…

Battling the Misinformation Surrounding the Effects of Oil Sands on the Climate

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:05 | Robert Rapier

Motivated Reasoning This week I was reading an article from the Associated Press called Some fracking critics use bad science. The gist of the article is that Gasland director…

10 Ways Climate Change is Already Negatively Affecting the World

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:00 | Climate Progress

The onslaught of extreme weather and record temperatures this year have had an impact on people globally, directly through drought and temperature, and more indirectly impacting food prices and public…

How Far Should we Go to Battle Climate Change?

Jul 19, 2012 at 17:33 | James Burgess

In the 1970’s everyone thought that the earth was cooling; then they started to claim that it was warming up. Nowadays there are people on both sides of that argument,…

The Danger of Misinformation about Climate Change

Jul 16, 2012 at 17:04 | Robert Rapier

Global Experiment With the ClimateI want to preface this column by saying that I am very concerned about climate change. The rapid growth of atmospheric carbon dioxide shows…

How to Avoid the Coming Environmental and Economic 'Perfect Storm'

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:32 | Post Carbon

It is quite possible that by the year 2100 human life will have become extinct or will be confined to a few residential areas that have escaped the devastating effects…

As the Arctic Melts Commercial Opportunities Grow, Increasing Political Interest

Jun 18, 2012 at 19:08 | Climate Progress

The Arctic is warming at an alarming rate – twice as fast as the rest of the planet – and according to a new report, those changes will be…

Bank of America to Invest $50 Billion to Address Climate Change

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:07 | Environmental Finance

Bank of America has announced it will direct $50 billion to address climate change over the next ten years, but it was slammed by an NGO for not addressing its…

Climate Change: Brand or Be Branded

Jun 06, 2012 at 17:11 | Charles Kennedy

It is very difficult to understand the climate change denial platform on a purely philosophical and scientific level. Climate change is a rather obvious aspect of the history of the…

International Climate Talks Are Progressing, But Very Slowly

May 31, 2012 at 17:30 | Environmental Finance

The climate negotiations are proceeding at an “unacceptable” pace, said UN climate chief Christiana Figueres today, but progress is being made.Speaking in Cologne at the opening of the…

The Effects of Global Warming being Felt in the US

May 17, 2012 at 17:28 | Climate Progress

In a recent PBS documentary, the mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, Paul Fraim, talks about how flooding has become a monthly occurrence in his town, and how global warming and…

Carbon Isotopes Prove Humans Have Caused Global Warming

Apr 25, 2012 at 16:10 | Climate Progress

The earth is warming. But can we be sure that humans are the cause? Yes. The same way cycling officials were sure that biker Floyd Landis doped with synthetic testosterone…

Never Mind Earth Day, Carbon Emissions are still too High

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:13 | Juan Cole

The first observance of Earth Day was March 21, 1970. I was 17, and along with other students at Broad Run High School, went out with garbage bags to clean…

Catastrophic Climate Change to Hit Africa and the Middle East within a Decade

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:12 | Juan Cole

A new study just published in Nature Geoscience has found it plausible for the first time that the world’s average surface temperature could rise by as much as 5…

Scrapping all Coal Plants Would have no Significant Effect for 100 Years

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:50 | Robert Rapier

Who could have dreamed solving climate change would be so easy? A new paper in Environmental Research Letters called “Greenhouse gases, climate change and the transition from coal to…

How Severe an Impact Would the Keystone XL Pipeline have on the Environment?

Mar 05, 2012 at 17:59 | MasterResource

Last month, a group of 15 climate scientists (included the now disgraced Peter Gleick) sent a letter to Congress expressing their displeasure over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. President…

The Climate Change Controversy Continues

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:19 | Dave Summers

There are a couple of controversial items that have made it into the mainstream press recently that seem to have stirred a little controversy, and which are worth at least…

Why Oil Companies Don't Want Us Talking About Climate Change

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:50 | Post Carbon

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting…

We are not Thinking Big Enough with our Solutions to Climate Change

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:36 | Judith Curry

Climate change presents us with a pressing challenge. A global consensus accepts that human activity is responsible for climate change and its associated dangers. However, there is disagreement on how…

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