Tag Archives: climatology

Dust Bowl 2012: Hottest July on Record in U.S.

July 2012 was the hottest July on record. Much of the nation suffers from extreme drought

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that last month was, on average, the hottest July on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record set in the dust bowl of 1936. The past 12 months have been the hottest ever recorded in the US, with more than 27,000 heat records broken so far this year, more than the 26,674 for …

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Exxon Knows Global Warming is Real, But Doesn’t Want You to Think So

Speaking at a Climate One event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discusses the lengths Exxon has gone to cast doubt and suspicion on climate science, all while preparing their future business model for the warming world they know, just like the scientist they defame, is coming. Related articles Leading Companies Contradict Own …

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Closing in on Climate Tipping Points: Irreversible Climate Change, Managing the Risk and Learning to Adapt

Could the warnings be any clearer? Climate tipping points are upon us and adaptation as will as mitigation are key to grappling with global warming

In the past days and weeks several scientific reports indicate that, even while advocating a 1.5 to 2 C degree rise in average global temperatures over the next century, we may now be at or even passed critical tipping points and heading into a world of irreversible global warming. Earlier this month the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report warning that …

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DenierGate: Forbes Op-Ed from Heartland Fellow Doubles-Down on Lobby Group’s Lost Irony

In response to the revelation the climate scientist Peter Gleick is behind last week’s scandalous “pranking” of the Heartland Institute, James Taylor, writing in Forbes, has declared the whole affair as an example of “global warming alarmist’ deceit and desperation.”  To be sure, Gleick actions are not condoned by many within (and without) the “alarmist” camp (a.k.a. climate scientists), despite Taylor’s assertions to the …

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Natural Gas is Not Clean Energy

Natural Gas is not the "clean" fossil fuel many say it is, but more the "energy bridge to nowhere"

Natural gas has garnered a lot of attention, but the research reveals it is anything but clean. To increase domestic energy production and reduce reliance on coal, there is a natural gas boom in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, reliance on natural gas is not a panacea to our energy woes. Natural Gas is Not a Clean Energy Source According to a February 2012 study published in Nature, extracting and producing natural gas releases enough methane into …

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Climate Change Just Science Mobile App Visualizes BEST Study

Just Science mobile app provided interactive climate change map

In an effort to counter the years of concerted effort to sow doubt and confusion regarding climate science, Novim makes available a new mobile app called “Just Science” giving the user an interactive picture of the world’s changing climate. The app reflects the recently completed Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) scientific analysis of global climate change. The Just Science mobile app is available for free …

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