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CLIMATE SCIENCE

The Great Dust Bowl of 2012

The U.S. is in the single worst drought since the 1950s, with more than half the country affected. Climatologists say climate change will make this kind of heat more likely in years to come.

CLIMATE SCIENCE

March Heat Records Crush Cold Records by Over 35 To 1

New heat records swamped cold records across the country in the month of march by a startling margin, prompting some in the climate science community to ask whether we are seeing evidence of global warming feedback loops.

CLIMATE SCIENCE

The Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral Continues

In November, Rear Admiral David Titley, the Oceanographer of the Navy, testified that “the volume of ice as of last September has never been lower…in the last several thousand years.” Titley, who is also the Director of Navy’s Task Force [...]

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Is global warming a black swan?

Year after year the worriers and fretters would come to me with awful predictions of the outbreak of war. I denied it each time. I was only wrong twice. -Senior British intelligence official, retiring in 1950 after 47 years of [...]

CLIMATE SCIENCE

A science-free Congress?

To our dismay, and the nation’s detriment, self-described climate change deniers – strongly supported by fossil-fuel interests — continue to mislead Congress and the public. In late January, we joined 14 other leading scientists in writing a letter to every [...]

Science Communication

A Climate Change by Any Other Name

Despite Fox News’s attempts to stir up controversy over the terminology of global warming, academics have been touting the more accurate term “global climate disruption” for years.