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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 ...

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. ...

Threshold for dangerous climate change closer than believed?

Posted on October 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 8
Recent research suggests current target for limiting global warming is actually unsafe [caption id="" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Chris Turney"][/caption] The overarching goal for international climate policy is to limit global warming to ...

Are the risks from nuclear power worth the rewards?

Posted on September 22nd by Tom Yulsman.
Len Ackland, the CEJ's co-director and my colleague here at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, has written a piece for the Natural Hazards Observer on nuclear power. ...

Russian heat wave a “black swan” event

Posted on August 24th by Tom Yulsman. 3
NOAA scientist: natural phenomenon principal cause; no link found to global warming As a followup to my earlier post on the possible connection between global warming and the Russian ...

Climate change: it’s the physics, stupid!

Posted on August 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 2
Thirty-five years after the term "global warming" first appeared in a scientific paper, we have learned nothing that fundamentally alters the conclusions of that report. That's the take-away message of a ...

Message from the Eemian: too late to stop significant sea level rise

Posted on August 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 85
Time to focus on adaptation. (But bye bye Miami) Jim White leaning on the wing of an airplane at the North Greenland Ice Core Project site in 2004. (Yes, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arctic melt season is getting longer

Posted on January 30th by Tom Yulsman.
The climate bats last — again These images show how the melt-season for Arctic sea ice changed between 1979 and 2007. The image on the left shows changes to the ...

China’s plan?: Burn coal to make renewables for us

Posted on December 24th by Tom Yulsman. 9
A coal-fired power plant in China It is becoming clearer that the Copenhagen talks failed because of China's intransigence. Here's an eyewitness account from Mark Lynas, a freelance writer ...

Climate talks grind to a halt

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
The demonstrations and arrests in Copenhagen raise the question of whether the conference is more theater than substance. With China, India and other developing nations boycotting the climate talks in ...

Western forests respond to climate change

Posted on November 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
[caption id="attachment_2295" align="alignright" width="350" caption="Declining spring snowpack is slowing uptake of CO2 from this subalpine forest in Colorado's Front Range"][/caption] The new findings announced this week that bristlecone pines in ...