Exploring the Future
By exploring the dynamic interactions of systems we open a portal into future potentials. Understanding these connections allow us to see the connections between our history, the moment, and our future.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate Present: Climate Change – Lines of Evidence
The Greenhouse Effect
The History of Climate Science
The Natural Cycle
Arctic Ice Melt
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- Global Warming Myths
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Reuters/Stanford/Ipsos Environmental Poll
Roy Spencer's Quest for Misunderstanding
Global Highlights indicate continued anomalous warming over Russia; Revisiting historical ocean surface temperatures; Russian Temperature Anomaly; Is Sea-Level Rise Accelerating?; North Pole Cam 1 & 2; Arctic Sea Ice Extent Averaging Below 2007 Anomaly; Paleoclimate Implications for Human-Made Climate Change; UN Security Council Addresses Considers Global Security and Climate Change; New study details glacier ice loss following ice shelf collapse; Climate Change To Spawn More Wildfires; Gingrich Says 2006 Climate Change Ad He Starred In Was 'Misconstrued'
Dengue Fever Creeps Back Into the U.S. — and Climate Change Isn't Helping; Climate Scientists in Australia Moved to Secure Facility; Rick Santorum: Man-made climate change is liberal 'junk science,' in sharp contrast to Mitt Romney; Australian climate scientists receive death threats; Stanford University study indicates 'Permanently Hotter Summers' if no action is taken to address human caused climate change; What's to Blame for Wild Weather? "La Nada"; Wandering gray whale points to climate change; Wallace Encourages Fox Viewers To Remain Misinformed On Climate Change; Transparency Maldives launches Global Corruption Report on climate change; Australia academics blast UK lord over Hitler jibe; Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change; American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) AAAS Board: Attacks on Climate Researchers Inhibit Free Exchange of Scientific Ideas
Can carbon dioxide be a good thing (context from 2007)?; Direct removal of carbon dioxide from air likely not viable; America's Climate Choices Final Report; The Stockholm Memorandum - 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium* on Global Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden
Lead Image shows climate extremes for March 2011; NCDC Temperature and Precipitation Anomalies March 2011; Gallup Poll: Fewer Americans, Europeans View Global Warming as a Threat
Energy and Power Subcommittee to Examine Climate Science and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations; Into ignorance 'the US Congress has entered the intellectual wilderness'; President Obama's 'Shock and Trance' speech on energy security
Story: Peak petroleum; Story: Strong negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation (AO); Story:Polar Amplification Effect & Current Polar Conditions; Story: Mass tree deaths in Amazon; Story: GOP pushes to drop climate change research funding; Story: House Energy & Commerce Committee pushes to repeal EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases;
We begin 2011 with interesting new challenges in the climate debate pertaining to the willingness to address mitigation and adaptation at a policy level. In the US a larger proportion of Republicans in the legislature along with key Republican members having indicated their intentions to pull back progress in climate change regulation by repealing EPA regulation of carbon dioxide and continued attacks on science and scientists.
2010 Dec - Climate and economics are tied in more ways than one might imagine. The balance of resource economy and socio-economic capacities along with long-term needs are still not well addressed from a state policy level. This months feature article generally addresses some cogent points about economics. The Leading Edge: Balancing Economies; Arctic Ice volume 78% below; Security Council Germany; The Case for the Keeling Curve.
Report: UN warns of threat to human progress; Transient Middle Eocene Atmospheric CO2 and Temperature Variations; Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics; Inaccurate news reports misrepresent AGU climate-science initiative; climate crisis is no crisis (media confusion); ClimateGate One Year Later; Energy & Environment Hearing; Philippines: Aquino calls for lifestyle change
Report: A 'Witch Hunt'? In Virginia? –– One of the goals of this site is to educate about science and what it means to our collective future. When science, or the scientific method comes under attack, or is undermined by those wishing to distort its meaning, it must be defended. Not because the science needs our help; because we need the science to help us. Report: Royal Society presents summary of climate change science. Report: Mike Mann Washington Post letter. Report: Huge parts of the world are drying up. Report: Pentagon pushes for green energy.
Report: Global Plant Productivity/Net Primary Production = plant life on earth. Plant CO2 take up and release back to the atmosphere. Report: The InterAcademy Council (IAC) has completed it's review of the IPCC and made recommendations to improve effectiveness in process and communication. Report: New study begins in Antarctica to increase understanding of methane release and potentials. Report: Scientists respond to Monckton Congressional Testimony.
This article addresses contexts regarding climate and the weather events that have occurred in July and August, 2010 around the planet.
July 19: Dr. Stephen Schneider passed away unexpectedly in London • July 17: The Polar Science Center observes anomalous drop in Arctic ice volume • July 16: The National Academy of Sciences released a summary report on climate stabilization targets pertaining to emissions, concentrations, and impacts over decades to millennia. July 28: NOAA/BAMS releases 2009 State of the Climate Report
A letter from 255 members of the National Academy of Science (NAS) published in Science Magazine, May 7, 2010. The subject is 'Climate Change and the Integrity of Science'. The letter is a substantial statement, and yet the media did not pick it up.
The University of East Anglia set up an International Panel to review the CRU (Climate Research Unit) and found "no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work of the CRU."
United States Joint Forces Command, Joint Operating Environment (JOE) report February 18, 2010. While the report is more expansive than the OSS coverage, we highlight a few segments including trends, demographics, economics, energy and climate change factors.
So much for global cooling: 2009 tied for second warmest year in the instrumental record. The Arctic Oscillation was in a strong negative phase this month causing cooler temperatures in North America, Europe and Russia, and unusually warm temperatures in the Arctic, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, North Eastern Russia, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and much of South America.
Understanding the potentials of the law of unintended consequences as we examine what might result from COP15 and/or the adoption of 'Cap & Trade' is as important as understanding the science of climate change and the implications of human caused global warming. Examining the complex mechanisms of 'Cap & Trade' vs. a simple 'Direct Progressive Tax' on CO2 emissions reveals a fatal flaw in the understanding of the advantages of Cap & Trade. In reality, there are no meaningful advantages.