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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate Scientist Open Letter Wars

A group of Australian scientists have published an uncharacteristically blunt letter reiterating yet again that the public debate about climate science is “phony.” It’s real, it’s here, and its time to suck it up and deal.

OCEANS AND ECOLOGY

Spoiled by Oil

Another major oil spill has despoiled a pristine ecosystem in the South Atlantic, reminding us that no place no matter how remote is safe from the negative impacts of our fossil-fuel driven economy.

INVESTING IN SCIENCE

A Forecast for Disaster

Weather predictions used to be a frequent punchline but they have improved dramatically in recent years. More often than not you’ll need an umbrella if your local television channel or website of choice tells you to bring one when you [...]

CLIMATE SCIENCE

The Inquisition of Climate Science

The forthcoming book deals a devastating blow to the denier movement, exposing it’s pseudoscience for what it really is: polluter-funded misinformation.

SCIENCE, CULTURED

When Scientists Speak Out

What a highly influential recent paper on mountaintop removal mining shows about how scientists can change policy by getting their message (and timing!) right.

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

You Say “Solution,” I Say “Pollution”

There are compelling scientific arguments both for and against geoengineering our climate via ocean fertilization. But even if our best science indicates that ocean fertilization will succeed, there are clear ethical reasons to rule it out, as it can never meet with the scrutiny that most of us take to be emblematic of justified, right action.

The American West on Fire

New research investigating the impact of climate change on western wildfires presents a bleak picture. CAP Senior Fellow Tom Kenworthy covers the latest science in an American Progress column this week, explaining the problematic feedback cycle: higher temperatures from global [...]

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