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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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