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Requiem for Canadian glaciers (and #climate #science)

April 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wonder what your favourite glacier to ski or hike will look like in 20 or 40 years? A new study makes detailed predictions about how the glaciers in B.C. and Alberta will melt and shrink between now and 2100. Nature Geoscience just published a sobering look at likely deglaciation in Western Canada during the 21st century with […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · science

Whiplashed by weather?

April 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on Whiplashed by weather?

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 emissions, humanity’s […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · science

Anti-Science by anecdote vs evidence-based scientific method

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.

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · science

“Snarky” Professor’s take on humor in climate communication

July 9th, 2013 · Comments Off on “Snarky” Professor’s take on humor in climate communication

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 […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · science

“There’s been no warming for X years …”

January 10th, 2013 · Comments Off on “There’s been no warming for X years …”

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 […]

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Tags: climate change · climate zombies · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · science

Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

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 […]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers · guest post · science

Obama-Biden campaign awakening to climate change as political issue?

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 almost […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · republican party · science

“Weather Gone Wild”: Weather Channel soft porn? No, thoughtful National Geographic article …

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 […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · journalism · science

For society, ignorance doesn’t lead to bliss: “Science society cannot afford to ignore.”

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on For society, ignorance doesn’t lead to bliss: “Science society cannot afford to ignore.”

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 […]

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Tags: Global Warming · guest post · science

Speaking of Sea-Level Rise. Or, “Mom, don’t you know what I do for a living?”

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 […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · science