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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 ...

Environmental journalists: Are we really that awful?

Posted on January 5th by Tom Yulsman. 11
As an environmental journalist, I just can't get no respect. On the one hand, I'm part of a "cabal" that has been manipulated by propagandists. On the other hand, my ...

Is the world’s fastest-moving glacier set to speed up even more?

Posted on October 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 16
Greenland's Jakobshavn could be poised to speed up. So could even bigger glaciers farther north — with significant implications for global sea level UPDATE 10/25/10: I've made a correction in this ...

Mass loss from Greenland ice accelerates

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Konrad Steffen: Greenland's contribution to sea level rise is increasing httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_pkWVjRXU&feature=related In this astonishing video, Jason Amundson captures the calving of a gargantuan iceberg from the face of the Jakobshavn Glacier ...

Two telling images that embody the blazing summer of 2010

Posted on August 10th by Tom Yulsman.
Deadly Russian Heat Wave The brutal heat wave that has gripped Russia may ultimately be responsible for the deaths of 15,000 people, according to Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff ...

Gargantuan ice island splits off Greenland glacier

Posted on August 6th by Tom Yulsman. 2
A sobering report from University of Delaware researcher Andreas Muenchow today: “In the early morning hours of August 5, 2010, an ice island four times the size of Manhattan was born ...

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, ...

NOAA: climate change unmistakable; CNN: time to interview skeptics

Posted on July 30th by Tom Yulsman.
A 224-page report released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents in great scientific detail how specific, climate-related indicators all point in the same direction: toward an ...

James Hansen: Reduce CO2 in atmosphere or face catastrophe

Posted on April 10th by Tom Yulsman. 10
NOAA scientists agree the risks are high, but say Hansen overstates what science can really say for sure Jim Hansen at the University of Colorado's World Affairs Conference (Photo: Tom Yulsman) ...

A tale of two stories

Posted on March 18th by Tom Yulsman. 21
New research published in Nature suggests the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to collapse from global warming, but if it happens it would likely take place over ...

Gore: The Guardian transcript

Posted on March 16th by Tom Yulsman. 15
He said many sensible things, some things people will excoriate him for, and one really dumb thing Editor's note: Please see the correction in the text below. I goofed! The Guardian published ...

Bristol Palin breakup trumps peril to 600 million people

Posted on March 11th by Tom Yulsman. 2
U.S. news media largely ignore new warnings on sea level rise   This extent of melting in Greenland has been increasing steadily since 1979. (Image: National Snow & Ice Data ...

Open notebook: Tips for reporters on the coming climate wars

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in my open notebook project. (The previous posting was a Q&A with Roger Pielke, Jr.) As I mentioned in my first post, ...

New study: sea level could rise much higher than expected

Posted on January 10th by Tom Yulsman. 4
This map depicts areas that would be inundated with a sea level rise of 1 meter. (Credit: CReSIS/Haskell Indian Nations University)  A new study published in the journal Climate Dynamics suggests global ...

Open notebook: My interview with Andrew Revkin

Posted on January 5th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Editor's note: This is the second installment in my open notebook project. As I mentioned in my first post, I've been commissioned to write about the future of the ...