Category Archives: Analysis & Research

Anomalous Warmth? Context for Comments on, Critiques of, Study in Science

A March report published in Science magazine prompts widespread coverage and substantial online back-and-forths. But what’s it all mean for our understanding of past and future global temperatures?

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Points Leading Conservative Voices Most Often Make on Climate Change

Extreme weather, President Obama, Solyndra, and fears of economic harm are among common targets for prominent conservative voices opining on climate change.

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'Something's Happening Here'

Millennials, Change, and Outlook for Climate Activism and Coverage

Youthful protesters are putting a face on climate change, helping to personalize an issue often seen as abstract. And some mainstream news outlets appear to be taking notice.

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Making Sense of Sensitivity … and Keeping It in Perspective

Climate ‘skeptics’ down-play the sensitivity of Earth’s climate to increased CO2 emissions and concentrations, and so might some policy makers. In the end, it’s the emissions and concentrations that most matter rather than uncertainties about climate sensitivity.

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Opinion Round-Up: The President’s ‘SOTU’ Call for Climate Action

Most opinion writers back President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on climate change, but many point to a dysfunctional Congress as major impediment.

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The President’s Climate Pledge

President Obama in State of the Union Address places climate change adaptation and sustainable energy on heels of economic growth.

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‘Artificial Trees’ as a Carbon Capture Alternative to Geoengineering

Evolving technology could make cleaning the air more profitable than fouling it, say Columbia University Earth Institute scientists and a University carbon markets expert.

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