Category Archives: Analysis & Research

Growing Focus on Coastal Flooding

FEMA Flood Zone Maps Make Case for Climate Resiliency

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s advice to coastal property owners to elevate their homes or face higher insurance premiums is a harbinger of more things likely to come.


2012: Warmest Year for the U.S. … and Warm Too for the World

‘Multiple independent lines of evidence.’ Get used to hearing that term in reference to the past year’s record warmth across the contiguous United States and the near-record global temperatures too. The long-range forecast: a hotter planet by the end of [...]


Climate Change 2.0: National Assessment Hammers Home Science Findings

The newly released National Climate Assessment from a team of federal agencies reinforces the climate-concerned messages from other reports and from a record year of natural disaster damages. But a question remains: Are the public and their leaders hearing the [...]


Washington and Climate Change in 2013

Looking for Real Action? Focus on Agencies and Courts … not the Hill

Regulatory actions and judicial judgments, rather than legislation from a divided Congress, seen as key for climate change in 2013 in Nation’s Capital. 


Key Things to Watch for, Climate-Wise, Throughout 2013

All forecasts of big news events in the coming year run risks of being scooped by the unforeseen, but not so with a forecast that many differing climate news developments will compete for the finite, and shrinking, news hole … [...]


Did Media Flub It or Ace It in News of Landmark Ice Sheet Study?

A review of 20 major news organization’s coverage of a recent study in Science on melting of ice sheets shows some high-quality reporting … but with lots of the coverage falling short on providing deeper context.


NOAA’s 2012 Arctic ‘Report Card’ … Danger Signs Ahead

It’s a year of broken records on sea and land ice melting, Arctic temperature, and more, report NOAA researchers … and a word of caution: ‘What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.’


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