Category Archives: Analysis & Research

The Global Climate in Context — 2013 in Review

In a not-so-extraordinary 2013 calendar year, IPCC’s higher estimate of potential sea-level rise by 2100 — in a worst case, up to one meter — may be the most notable in terms of the planet’s overall climate developments.


Climate in 2013 in the U.S. … and in Context

A closer look at new data on the weather across the U.S. in 2013 — and how that fits in with long-term global climate trends.


U. of Michigan, Others Exploring Faculty Public Outreach Issues

Climate change is at forefront of scientific issues, prompting some universities to re-examine faculty members’ roles in public outreach, social media, and social activism. A University of Michigan initiative samples faculty attitudes.


Climate Change in the Vortex of America’s Bi-Polar Politics

Conservative, liberal, and moderate editorial cartoonists’ biting takes on the early-January ‘polar vortex’ and the spectacle of a Russian research vessel ice-bound while researching climate change in Antarctica will make readers laugh…and also weep.


For Connecticut Coastal Planners, ‘New Normal’ Means More Flooding

City planners in one coastal community after another are beginning to find the terms ‘flood’ and ‘normal’ more often paired in a single sentence.


From Social Change to Climate Change: Lessons from the 1960s?

The transformative events of the turbulent nineteen-sixties may offer lessons for the climate challenges of the 21st Century.


Ecological and Economic Impacts a Concern

Some Good News (and Plenty of Bad) in NRC Abrupt Climate Change Report

Abrupt climate change — and also associated abrupt ecological and economic impacts sometimes triggered by more gradual climate change — gets a renewed look from a National Research Council science panel, which recommends development of an ‘early warning system.’


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