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Natural disasters were big news in 2011

Posted on December 22nd by Tom Yulsman. %
But the environment generally barely registered in the news media and public mind Attention by the U.S. news media to environmental topics dropped from almost nil to all but nil ...

Nothing new under the sun

Posted on December 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
The climate change wars have several historical precedents — right down to the nastiness and idiocy Both Nicolaus Copernicus and Albert Einstein became the target of ridicule after they proposed theories ...

Nuclear power and the decarbonization challenge

Posted on March 14th by Tom Yulsman. 14
Damned if we do, and damned if we don't? Severe damage caused by hydrogen explosions at two containment buildings housing nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear station in ...

“Today’s tsunami: This is what climate change looks like”

Posted on March 11th by Tom Yulsman. 45
And the story in Grist with that headline is what yellow journalism looks like Explosions at industrial facilities like the one pictured above in Ichihara, Japan; a destroyed village inundated ...

Sobering news from Greenland and Antarctica

Posted on March 8th by Tom Yulsman. 9
The Greenland Ice Sheet meets the sea in this picture by Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. . Melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland is accelerating, according to ...

Confusion on global-warming link to snowstorms

Posted on March 4th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Do we really need psychologists to explain it? The "Groundhog Day Blizzard" swirls across a large expanse of the United States on Feb. 1, 2011, as seen in this satellite ...

In the curve

Posted on March 1st by Tom Yulsman. 6
How we know CO2 in the atmosphere is increasing — and it’s our bad Duane Kitzis, a NOAA scientist, hauls a load of empty cylinders up Niwot Ridge in Colorado's Front Range. ...

Graphics tell the story of record melting in Greenland

Posted on January 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 6
This movie, produced by the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory, consists of stills and video collected during 2009 and 2010. Meltwater is the theme. The vocal is a Shaman Inuit Chant. Greenland ...

The great water heist

Posted on January 20th by Tom Yulsman. 3
The Colorado River near Moab, Utah. New research suggests that dust falling on snow in the mountains where the river is born is robbing it of enough water to serve ...

Western water: running toward empty part 2

Posted on January 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
The Green River, seen here at the mouth of Horseshoe Canyon in Utah, is a major tributary of the Colorado. The two rivers come together about xx miles as the ...

Western Water: Running toward empty?

Posted on January 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
By Tom Yulsman & Brendon Bosworth [caption id="attachment_4883" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Heading toward an uncertain future? A snow-covered track in Colorado's Front Range. Copyright Tom Yulsman"][/caption] It may not be too much of ...

Brisbane floods: a tale of two stories

Posted on January 15th by Tom Yulsman. 14
Were they linked to global warming? Two news outlets offer different answers httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atr16CR6Lus&feature=player_embedded Update: After reading this post, some readers might conclude that I think we should wait to take action to ...

A hard rain fallin’

Posted on January 12th by Tom Yulsman. 5
With the recent images of parts of Queensland, Australia underwater (like the one above), the news today that 2010 was the wettest year globally on record, and by ...

The climate mirror

Posted on January 9th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Keith Kloor has put together a terrific post at his Collide-a-Scape blog consisting almost entirely of comments by readers of blogs on opposite sides of the climate ...

There they go again

Posted on January 7th by Tom Yulsman. 10
I'm talking about Forbes magazine, which today published another howler Yesterday, Real Climate deconstructed a post at Forbes in which Larry Bell bludgeoned journalists for failing ...