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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 ...

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 ...

History made: Lake Mead drops to lowest level ever

Posted on October 16th by Tom Yulsman. 38
Eleven years of low flows and growing consumption are draining the reservoir. Meanwhile, much of the rest of the West is slowly aridifying too. UPDATE, SUNDAY 10/17/10: AS OF ABOUT 11 ...

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 ...

Lomborg: spend $100 billion a year to combat global warming

Posted on August 31st by Group1. 4
Science panel: IPCC needs fundamental reforms Joe Romm: Andrew Revkin is the devil [caption id="attachment_3575" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Bjørn Lomborg"][/caption] In an interview in the Guardian yesterday, the "skeptical environmentalist," Read More →

Guest post — Malaria not a climate issue

Posted on April 27th by Tom Yulsman. 17
Note: This is a guest post by Patrick Moffitt, a frequent commenter here at CEJournal. (See his bio at the end.) In comments on a recent post, he shared some ...

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. ...

Oxburgh investigations are “dancing around the principal issue”

Posted on April 18th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Judith Curry, a forthright climate scientist at Georgia Tech, has some interesting things to say about the Oxburgh investigations into the Climatic Research Unit email imbroglio. ...

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 ...

The climate bats last

Posted on January 27th by Tom Yulsman. 5
While a patently false prediction by the IPCC about Himalayan Glaciers reverberates politically, glaciers worldwide continue to lose mass at a rapid rate. Meanwhile, a multi-year drought tightens its ...

Copenhagen won’t prevent dangerous climatic change? Abracadabra!

Posted on December 17th by Tom Yulsman. %
The text above is a snapshot of part of a leaked confidential U.N. analysis suggesting that even if a major agreement is reached in Copenhagen it will not be ...