Monthly Archives: March 2014

IPCC climate change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability assessment poses urgent challenge for risk management

“We’re now in an era where climate change isn’t some kind of future hypothetical,” said Chris Field, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group II 2014 climate change assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. “We live in an era where … Continue reading

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Outlier scientist seeks spotlight as new IPCC report outlines climate risks

The IPCC climate change assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, to be released in Japan on March 31, highlights the grave risks we face as the climate changes. But some news coverage previewing the release has focused on the views … Continue reading

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Previewing the new IPCC assessment of risks of climate change impacts

Several news sources, including The Guardian, the Associated Press, and the Yomiuri Shimbun, have published articles from Japan previewing some strong conclusions to expect in the IPCC climate change assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, to be released in … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley op-ed is a laundry list of IPCC misrepresentations

Right on cue, Matt Ridley has another error-filled opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal anticipating the forthcoming Working Group II (WG2) release of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. In reality, the WG2 report reveals … Continue reading

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A huge deal: Exxon agrees to evaluate the “stranded asset” risk of climate action

Exxon’s agreement to discuss in their financial filings the risk of their assets being stranded by climate policy is a huge deal, marking a milestone in the climate policy battle, writes climate and energy analyst Jonathan Koomey. “The financial markets … Continue reading

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Pielke misrepresents climate/extreme weather connection… again

In a replay of the argument he’s made for years, political scientist Roger Pielke Jr. attempts to dismiss the wide array of evidence linking climate change to extreme weather. Pielke’s selective use of data, an approach that has brought him … Continue reading

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Support the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

To protect scientists from the threat of politically motivated attacks, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund needs to raise $80,000 to step up its effectiveness in providing legal resources to the climate science community.

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White House climate change preparedness event and Climate Data Intiative

On March 19 the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are hosting an event aimed at highlighting government and private sector efforts to enhance climate change preparedness.  Also today, … Continue reading

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Michael Mann motion to dismiss Mark Steyn’s counter-suit via DC court anti-SLAPP provision

In the Michael Mann v. National Review et al. defamation lawsuit, Mann has filed a “Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims of Counter-Plaintiff Mark Steyn Pursuant to the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act”. A memorandum in support of Mann’s motion says: “Steyn’s counterclaims lack … Continue reading

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More on why Keystone XL is not in the national or global interest

The State Department’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline environmental impact statement doesn’t include any scenario in which the U.S. comes anywhere close to meeting the Obama administration’s climate goals, Peter Sinclair at Climate Crocks points out. The study fails to disclose that … Continue reading

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