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Background Readings in Advance of Release of the IPCC AR5 Reports

The Yale Forum here points to several of its postings written to improve understanding of the wealth of climate data that will begin to emerge later this week from the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.


Weather Company and Brands Backing ‘Climate Week NYC’

Weather Company, Weather Channel, Weather Underground and more bring lots of eyeballs and lots of online ‘clicks’ with them as backers of September 2013 Climate Week NYC event.


New Yale Forum Video Examines Key Point: ‘Global’ Includes Oceans Too

Slow-down in global surface temperature increases and flawed emphasis on land surface temperatures, at expense of ocean temperatures, explored in ‘This is Not Cool’ video. They call it ‘global’ warming for a reason.


'Sufficient Evidence' Mann's Claim May Succeed on Merits

‘Hockey Stick’ Scientist Michael Mann Can Proceed with Defamation Suit

A Superior Court judge, hinting of what it considered something of a ‘witch hunt,’ rejects a conservative publisher’s efforts to squelch scientist Michael Mann’s lawsuit alleging he was defamed in a magazine article equating him to convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky.


Richmond Newspaper: Skeptics Angst on Human Causation ‘Laughable’

Conservative Times Dispatch calls continuing skepticism on human influence ‘laughable….Start debating how to deal with it.’


Mentor Program Launched for ‘Emerging Environmental Storytellers’

A new University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment mentor program aims at effort ‘to change the world’ through better communications.


Gore: Climate Dialogue ‘Not Won Yet, but Very Nearly’

The former Vice President voices optimism that a changing national conversation on climate change will carry the day and sway policy makers…and lead to meaningful progress. He points to weather anomalies and wild fires as key factors in the public’s [...]


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