Drastic shifts in weather (from beautiful sunny skies to dark menacing ones, from t-shirt frisbee temperatures to parka-wearing cold, from …) are natural. Humanity, however, has been putting its figures on the scales of “natural”. As Bill McKibben so eloquently discussed 25 years ago in The End of Nature, due to fossil fuel [...]
Entries Tagged as 'science'
April 16th, 2014 · No Comments
December 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments
we are all too often (faced by) anti-science by anecdote when we should be discussing options and making decisions on the basis of the evidence-based scientific method.
July 9th, 2013 · No Comments
As part of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), self-described “snarky” Professor Laurel Whitney gave the following presentation about leveraging humor in climate communication.
Professor Whitney’s DeSmogBlog’s bio provides a window on her self-deprecating alternative approach to communications. Rather than emphasizing that she teaches “climate change issues” or such to university students,
she gets to depress aspiring freshman [...]
January 10th, 2013 · No Comments
With 1998 either being the hottest or one of the hottest (dependent on which temperature record set one works with) years in recorded history, a constant refrain has been “there has been no warming since …” (or, for awhile, since 1998 was such a peak (aberration), ‘there has been cooling’). That number has been extending [...]
September 6th, 2012 · No Comments
This guest post comes from John Cook, University of Queensland
and was originally published at The Conversation.
In a previous article on The Conversation, Stephan Lewandowsky asked, why do people reject science? I’m going to take a slightly different angle and consider how people are able to reject climate science in the face of strong evidence.
A growing [...]
September 3rd, 2012 · 10 Comments
For too long, the Democratic Party “machine” has been eerily silent when it comes to the scientific consensus on climate change and the risks that catastrophic climate chaos creates for America and Americans. While much has been said and heard on ‘clean energy’ and ‘green jobs’, the words “climate change” and “global warming” have [...]
August 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments
Have to say that “Weather Gone Wild” sounds all too close to tasteless (and discomfitting) late-night advertising during repeats of old B movies on obscure cable channels (happily not seen for a long time). This could easily be the title for much of The Weather Channel’s programming. In fact, this is the cover story and [...]
August 6th, 2012 · No Comments
This guest post by Michael Mann comes courtesy of The Daily Climate which is a non-profit news service covering climate change issues.
James Hansen’s latest findings
linking extreme weather to climate change is
science society cannot afford to ignore.
The first scientist to alert Americans to the prospect that human-caused climate change and global warming was already upon us [...]
July 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments
At the second annual Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) meeting on the military and climate change, John Englander gave a lunch-time talk based on his forthcoming book on sea-level rise: High-Tide on Main Street.
Englander tried to structure his presentation as “non-partisan”, stating that his book aimed to reach people who might be ‘turned off’ by Gore [...]
June 1st, 2012 · No Comments
There are so many studies out there, so many surveys … most of the time, I don’t take them but here is one that is worth the time. Researchers at the University of Western Australia want people who visit sites like this to take a quick survey (about 10 min.). The survey focuses on [...]