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The Monthly Climate: March 2011


  In Brief March 2011 began with a major setback to improving NASA climate observation capabilities with the launch failure of the Glory satellite. Intended to improve both solar monitoring and aerosol impacts on global climate, Glory suffered a fate similar to its 2009 predecessor, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), which also experienced a launch … Continue reading

Global Cooling? Pick a Time, Any Time.


Satellite Record Now Shows Warming Across All Date Ranges I don’t think that anyone disagrees with the fact that we actually are in the middle of a cold period that started about nine years ago. Now that’s not me talking. Those are the scientists who say that. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe, July 23, 2010 … Continue reading

Prof. Stephen H. Schneider (1945-2010)


The scientific community lost one of its great voices this week when Stephen Schneider, Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University, passed away from a sudden heart attack. Dr. Schneider was an early voice, warning of the dangers of escalating carbon emissions to the global environment, and his contributions to science and … Continue reading

Environmental Headlines, Week of July 17, 2010


The continued impacts and actions revolving around the BP oil spill continued to command the majority of headlines this week with BP becoming cautiously optimistic after finally capping the leak that has spilled tens of millions of gallons of oil over the last 4 1/2 months since its Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf … Continue reading

Climate Change in the News, Week of July 4, 2009


News items related to climate change from the past week. To those here in the United States, Happy Independence Day! Sheep Shrinking Each Generation Amid Global Warming – Bloomberg (Jul 3, 2009) Emissions Must Peak by 2020, U.S. Says in Group of Eight – Bloomberg (Jul 2, 2009) 5 Climate Studies That Don’t Live Up … Continue reading

EPA Exposed in Non Cover-up


Conservative blogs, as well as some media outlets, have been busy as of late breaking a non-story about a supposed cover-up within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This one started, as these things usually do, within the domain of a political think tank, this time the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Sam Kazman, a CEI … Continue reading

Climate Change in the News, Week of June 27, 2009


News items related to climate change from the past week. House approves overhaul of environmental policy – Boston Globe (Jun 27, 2009) Climate Change Bill May Be Election Issue – N.Y. Times (Jun 27, 2009) America’s climate-change bill: In need of a clean – Economist (Jun 27, 2009) Global free trade accord seen helping environment … Continue reading

Climate Change in the News, Week of June 20, 2009


News items related to climate change from the past week. House GOP Decries Speed of Climate Plan – N.Y. Times (Jun 19, 2009) Global Warming Causes Rise In Lyme Diseases In Canada – AHN (Jun 19, 2009) Democrats urged to play down ‘global warming’ – Washington Times (Jun 19, 2009) Climate Change Will Cause Shipping … Continue reading

Climate Change in the News, Week of June 13, 2009


News items related to climate change from the past week. UN climate chief confident of global warming pact – Associated Press (Jun 12, 2009) How the Global Warming Bill Will Affect Your Wallet – U.S. News and World Report (Jun 12, 2009) Argentine Glacier Grows Despite Global Warming – Associated Press (Jun 12, 2009) Global … Continue reading

Climate Change in the News, Week of June 6, 2009


News items related to climate change from the past week. No Climate Change Fix Without New Land Use, Farming Policies – Reuters (Jun 4, 2009) Studies Predict Rapid Rise in Sea Levels Along U.S. East Coast – Washington Post (Jun 5, 2009) China commentary chides rich nations on climate change – Reuters (India) (Jun 5, … Continue reading

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