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Things added in February, 2010

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El Niño, climate change and the East Coast storms

Posted on February 26th by Tom Yulsman. 2
By seeking the "other side" to complex science, journalists sow confusion and amplify extreme claims Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research speaking today to the Ted Scripps ...
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Too cold and snowy where you live? Try Nuuk, Greenland

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman.
It's snowing here in Boulder. Again. The Northeast is getting pummeled with yet another blizzard. And a whopper of storm is barreling down on California, promising to bring ...
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South Dakota House denies climate change, interferes with public education of science

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln stare out from Mt. Rushmore across the magnificent landscape of South Dakota. But I wonder what they would think ...
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Hurricanes and global warming: an inconclusive science?

Posted on February 23rd by Tom Yulsman.
Scientists say a link cannot yet be made definitively, but they predict an increase in hurricane intensity The iconic image of a hurricane spewing from the smokestack on the cover for ...
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Rolling Boulder up the mountain—city and county are pushing hard

Posted on February 22nd by Tom Yulsman. %
Will Toor, a Boulder County Commissioner, responds to criticisms of efforts to cut carbon emissions After my post to The Grange today, the blog of High Country News (and ...
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Ice shelves disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula

Posted on February 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 3
The climate bats last — once again This USGS map shows how ice fronts have retreated in the southern Antarctic Peninsula from 1947 to 2009. Once again, the Earth's climate ...
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Rolling Boulder up the mountain

Posted on February 22nd by Tom Yulsman.
Note: I wrote this post originally for The Grange, the blog of High Country. So this is a cross-post. Please check them out! It is almost an article of ...
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The climate bats last — again

Posted on February 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
If it felt cold and snowy in January, you must live in Europe, Russia or the United States east of the Rockies. Otherwise, you probably experienced warmer than normal temperatures, ...
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Vote for Climate Change Communicator of the Year

Posted on February 15th by Tom Yulsman.
[caption id="attachment_2866" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Your's truly, in a class"][/caption] Voting for the 2010 Climate Change Communicator of the Year awards from the Center for Climate Change Communication closes as midnight tonight ...
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Jones: Warming since 1995 not statistically significant

Posted on February 13th by Tom Yulsman. 25
But skeptics misuse this statement to claim there has been no warming In an interview with the BBC, Phil Jones, the embattled director of the British Climatic Research Unit, said ...
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Snow now possible in all 50 states

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation is back — with a vengeance Incredibly enough, snow is forecast for Thursday night and Friday during the day, stretching all the way from ...
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N.Y. Times makes a mess of politics and science right on page 1

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 9
A photo by Senator James Inhofe of the igloo he and his family built on Capitol Hill, from his Facebook page. Is he a climate expert? The N.Y. ...
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Have reporters “played poodle to their sources” on global warming?

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 3
That's what British science writer Matt Ridley claims in a short post at the U.K. edition of the Spectator online. While journalists argue that tenacious, in-depth reporting is suffering as ...

Has the IPCC outlived its usefulness?

Posted on February 10th by Tom Yulsman. 18
With Elisabeth Rosenthal's page-one story in the New York Times yesterday, it's possible that the American press may finally start to examine the controversies that have erupted over the ...

“MIA on the IPCC”

Posted on February 1st by Tom Yulsman. 24
That's the headline on Curtis Brainard's excellent piece in the Columbia Journalism Review about the scant attention paid by the American press to recently uncovered problems with the 2007 ...