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There he goes again

Posted on May 24th by Tom Yulsman. 7
UPDATE 5/27/09: See Roger Pielke, Jr.'s description of Joe Romm's 180 degree turn on cap-and-trade policy, particularly the use of offsets. Two excerpts: I’ve come to depend upon Joe Romm for ideological ...

Global warming could be twice as bad as projected

Posted on May 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 4
Study in the Journal Climate received very little press attention The roulette wheel on the left, produced by MIT researchers and based on a new study, depicts different probabilities ...

Cap-and-trade hangover

Posted on May 21st by Tom Yulsman. 6
Two days ago, I drank the cap-and-trade Kool-Aid, spiked by a generous portion of climate modeling. I wrote that if the legislation likely to pass a House committee today ...

The cap-and-trade Animal House

Posted on May 20th by Tom Yulsman. 2
  Yesterday, my colleague and friend Keith Kloor posted an hysterical send up of some of the players in the climate debate. He pictures a "Democratic politician (Waxman-Markey) at the wheel ...

Cap-and-trade: how much would the legislation tame global warming?

Posted on May 19th by Tom Yulsman. 6
NCAR climate modeler Tom Wigley runs several scenarios for CEJournal to find the answer How big an impact would the cap-and-trade legislation now being marked up in a House committee actually ...

Emerging climate policy: Rube Goldberg would be proud

Posted on May 12th by Tom Yulsman. 5
A Rube Goldberg device for brushing teeth — an analogue for cap-and-trade legislation now emerging from Congress?   Joe Romm was almost jumping up and down for joy in ...

Was winter ’08/’09 warmer or colder than usual?

Posted on May 10th by Tom Yulsman.
The answer to whether it was warmer or colder than usual this paste winter depends on where you live. Click on the map for an explanation from NASA's Earth ...

Protecting polar bears: Obama follows Bush’s lead

Posted on May 9th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Endangered Species Act will not be used to curb greenhouse emissions The polar bear is threatened by a long-term trend of declining sea ice. (Photo by Ansgar Walk, from ...

Scientists ice global cooling dead enders

Posted on May 6th by Tom Yulsman. 6
Bloggers' claims are plain wrong, they say In all my years as a science journalist, and after reading probably thousands of scientific papers, I've never seen one that opened like this:  Anthropogenic ...

Australian scientists: shut down all coal power plants

Posted on May 1st by Tom Yulsman. 2
A group of Australian climate scientists has written an open letter telling the electric power industry Down Under that the days of coal-fired power plants are numbered:  The unfortunate reality is ...

Dumb and Dumber at Rommland

Posted on April 29th by Tom Yulsman. 10
A quick cross post from Keith Kloor over at Collide-a-Scape: So the Indispensable One is telling his choir to ignore a prestigious, internationally respected journal that has just devoted ...

An icy obsession

Posted on April 23rd by Tom Yulsman.
  Another day, another chorus of climate skeptics grasping at straws First there was Anthony Watts claiming that Arctic sea ice is in fine shape. Then we had the spectacle of Neil ...

An icy Antarctic paradox

Posted on April 21st by Tom Yulsman. 3
The ozone hole is masking the impact of global warming in Antarctica This image from NASA's Aura satellite shows the extent of severe ozone depletion over Antarctica in September ...

Running on Empty Redux

Posted on April 20th by Tom Yulsman. 2
  The Colorado River flows through eastern Utah near Moab. A new study suggests use of the river water is unsustainable. (Photo: Tom Yulsman)   John Fleck writes about a new study ...

Running on empty

Posted on April 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Decreasing flow and unrelenting demand on the Colorado River    The solid lines in the graphs above show historical water use in the Colorado River system. (Source: When will Lake Mead ...