Author Archives: Climate Science Watch

Harvard faculty letter: divest university from fossil fuels

"Our University invests in the fossil fuel industry: this is for us the central issue," 100 Harvard faculty members have written in a letter to the President of the university. They say: "Our sense of urgency in signing this Letter cannot … Continue reading

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"Years of Living Dangerously" TV series on climate change premieres April 13

James Cameron, legendary film director and producer (Titanic, Avatar...) and innovative deep-sea explorer, brings his extraordinary ability to telling the story of global climate change. The first in a 9-part documentary series called Years of Living Dangerously, featuring well-known correspondents (Harrison … Continue reading

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100+ scientists and economists call on Obama and Kerry to reject Keystone XL

From an open letter on April 7: "A critical first step is to stop making climate change worse by tapping into disproportionately carbon-intensive energy sources like tar sands bitumen. The Keystone XL pipeline will drive expansion of the energy-intensive strip-mining … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal misquotes IPCC to advocate inaction on climate change

A new editorial in the Wall Street Journal distorts and cherry-picks quotations from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, asserting that the report walks back on climate alarm. In fact, we’re in more climate trouble than we’ve ever … Continue reading

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Assessing IPCC climate report, The Economist draws conclusion at odds with report itself

The Economist offers a watered-down reading of the recently released IPCC assessment report on climate change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. The article discusses the report’s dire warnings about the impacts of climate change if current trends continue.  But it draws conclusions that … Continue reading

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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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