Monthly Archives: September 2013

As sea ice melts in a warming Arctic, walruses outpace politicians

Even as the new IPCC Fifth Assessment Report concludes that anthropogenic influences have very likely contributed to unprecedented Arctic sea ice retreat since 1979, an estimated 10,000 walruses hauled out on land along Alaska’s north coast — forced ashore by the disappearance of … Continue reading

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IPCC Summary for Policymakers and some good commentary

Once again, even more emphatically than before, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the fundamental climate of the planet is being radically changed for the worse by humans. The IPCC today released the Summary for Policymakers portion of the first volume … Continue reading

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Q&A on the Public Review Draft of the Sixth U.S. Climate Action Report (CAR6)

What is the U.S. Climate Action Report? Why is the 6th Climate Action Report important? What happens next with the public review draft? Which countries submit National Communications to the UNFCCC? When were previous National Communications submitted? What are the required contents? What are the new Biennial … Continue reading

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2014 U.S. Climate Action Report for public review and comment

The draft Sixth Climate Action Report, posted by the U.S. State Department today for a 28-day public review and comment period, contains the U.S. Government’s most detailed discussion of its actions to address climate change. This report, required every four … Continue reading

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Donna Laframboise recycles old attacks on IPCC

In a Wall Street Journal editorial on the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, IPCC critic Donna Laframboise sinks to the lowest common denominator of overused attacks. Repeated and unfounded attempts to taint the IPCC’s credibility should be seen … Continue reading

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L. A. Times Overhypes Recent Warming Trends

A Los Angeles Times story (“Global warming ‘hiatus’ puts climate change scientists on the spot”) on September 22 contained significant missteps that place a greater emphasis on the challenge of explaining recent global warming data than most scientists consider warranted. Current natural … Continue reading

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Upcoming House hearing on Obama administration’s climate change activities September 18

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee will hear from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a hearing on “The Obama Administration’s Climate Change Policies and Activities” on September 18. The hearing comes two days before President … Continue reading

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Lomborg’s threadbare techno-optimism resurfaces in Washington Post, Australian

When it comes to Bjorn Lomborg, we’ve heard it all before. His pieces generally follow three simple steps. He adheres to this formula in his two latest pieces in The Washington Post and The Australian, contesting points such as the connection … Continue reading

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Correcting Ridley’s climate errors in the Wall Street Journal

A recent error-filled opinion piece by Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal was so egregious in making unsubstantiated claims that readers deserve a correction.  In anticipation of the forthcoming IPCC climate science assessment report, contrarians and denialists appear to be … Continue reading

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In WSJ, Ridley presents medley of long-debunked climate claims

In the Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley has made yet another attempt to convince the public that global warming won’t be that bad. The facts just don’t align with Ridley’s portrayal.

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