Tag Archives: climate scientists

New Study Confirms Role CO2 Plays in Driving Global Temperature

Two new research studies quantify greenhouse gas contribution and amplifying effect of CO2 It has long been understood that the natural greenhouse effect, the blanket of heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases, clouds, and water vapor keep Earth from being a frozen, ice-covered ball. One principal skeptic argument regarding the role CO2 plays in global warming has been the vast preponderance of water vapor in the atmosphere …

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Emails Reveal Argument Among Scientists for Strong Response Against McCarthyesque Attacks on Climate Science

For many, it’s time that climate scientists took off their white coats and stood up to the ongoing broadside against their work and the near-constant drumbeat from right-wing pundits and politicians that have added derision of global warming to their conservative litmus test, disavowing anyone who might dare take seriously the work of the climate science community. Earlier this month, a thread of emails …

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Politics, Email, Winter Lead to Public Confusion Over Global Warming (but mostly politics)

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permissions – with edits and additions) Americans don’t know what to think about climate change anymore. A few years ago, the public more or less trusted the science that said human activity was raising global temperatures, but now that Congress and the Obama administration have hemmed and hawed about climate issues, we’re not longer so sure. …

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East Anglia’s Phil Jones Admits to “Awful Emails” but Maintains Body of Global Warming Evidence Unchanged

Climate scientist Phil Jones, head of the British Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University, and at the epicenter of “climategate” – so-called after thousands of private emails were stolen and made public late last year – said yesterday that he had “obviously written some very awful emails.” During testimony before a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Jones defended the work …

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EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Spars With Senate GOP Over Climate Science

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson held firm against lead climate pseudo-skeptic James Inhofe and his colleagues on Tuesday at an EPA budget hearing with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The GOP minority quickly turned the budget meeting into a battle of wills, saying that hacked emails from climate scientists at East Anglia Univesity showed bias against countervailing opinion disputing evidence that …

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