Tracking Snowpack in a Warming World

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NASA’s new airborne observatory gives unprecedented view of melting Sierra snow. New data may help transform how scientists think about snowpack and how a warming climate is changing it.

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Urges Scientists to Speak Out More Loudly

Snowe to AGU about Congress: ‘That Was Then, and This is Now’

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Former bipartisan Senator offers AGU scientists reasons for optimism on working with Congress … but also points to stiff obstacles needing to be overcome.

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Advice to Scientists: More Effort on Communications Needed

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A Canadian professor says he hopes to soon see a time when climate science researchers and academics up their ante on communications … even if it must come at the expense of ongoing research.

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From Bowels of AGU Fall Conference, Vital Poster Sessions Offer Riches

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Too often overlooked and under-appreciated amidst the hundreds of formal high-visibility papers and sessions, the posters offered by scientists worldwide provide a uniquely useful and interesting perspective.

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First 2013 Airborne Poster Tube Spotting: 5:45 AM Eastern

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It’s ‘AGU Week,’ so the first of a series of onsite posts from the annual fall conference written by several regular contributors to The Yale Forum.

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Ecological and Economic Impacts a Concern

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

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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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Scientists’ Concerns Challenge Conservative Sea-Level Rise Projections

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This month’s Yale Forum ‘This Is Not Cool’ video explores scientific research raising questions about whether projections of sea-level rise in a warmer climate have been overly conservative.

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