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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 ...

Climate scientists planning to “aggressively engage the denialists”

Posted on November 7th by Tom Yulsman. 38
The new get-tough campaign from the American Geophysical Union will feature a "climate rapid response team" httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q Update 11/8/10 6:30 p.m.: Today, the American Geophysical Union issued a press release to make ...

The human footprint

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 9
A beautiful image marks a milestone — and illuminates the astonishing extent of our species' impact Yesterday will mostly be remembered as a momentous day in American politics. But it ...

Awesome viz tool connects to brain’s widest bandwidth channel!

Posted on October 31st by Tom Yulsman. %
I just discovered "Many Eyes," the coolest data visualization tool I've seen on the Net (although to be honest I can't say I've explored very many!). Here's a ...

What would the Great One think?

Posted on October 8th by Tom Yulsman. 42
United Nations climate change negotiations in China make little progress Who was it who said that insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"? Oh yes, ...

The remarkable summer of 2010

Posted on September 28th by Tom Yulsman.
You must read this important post written by the Weather Underground's newest blogger, Christopher Burt. Here's an excerpt: The summer of 2010 will be remembered by millions of people around ...

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 ...

Global warming did not “cause” Russian heat, Pakistani floods

Posted on August 17th by Tom Yulsman. 14
Scientists have not yet proven cause and effect. But climate researcher Peter Stott says extreme weather events are on the rise — as climate models have long predicted [caption id="" align="alignleft" ...

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 ...

GSA on climate change: humans responsible for warming

Posted on April 21st by Tom Yulsman.
The Geological Society of America — one of the world's leading earth science organizations, with a membership of 22,000 — has updated its position statement on climate change. ...

Humans as a geological force

Posted on April 14th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Much of the carbon dioxide we spew into the atmosphere dissolves in the oceans, where it causes the water to become increasingly acidic and therefore corrosive to the materials ...

Political change on climate change?

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman. 4
I participated in a discussion on NPR's "To the Point" program today, hosted by Warren Olney, about the politics of climate change. Other participants included Frank Newport, editor ...

Daniel Sarewitz: Time to get climate politics right

Posted on March 4th by Tom Yulsman. 6
A month or so ago, reporting on global warming seemed focused on the details of Climategate, the IPCC's Himalayan glacier imbroglio, and wild winter weather. Now, reporting has shifted to ...

Arctic sea ice extent in January fourth lowest on record

Posted on March 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 10
The extent of Arctic sea ice in January was the fourth lowest on record, according to the monthly report of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, released today. In ...

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 ...