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2011 November - The Leading Edge

2011 November - The Leading Edge

Rush Limbaugh – "It's a Hoax"; World's most-populous country to phase out energy-inefficient bulbs; National Climate Data Center - September Report; Billion Dollar Weather/Climate Disasters; Richard Somerville ABC Interview

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2011 October - The Leading Edge

2011 October - The Leading Edge

NASA Satellites Detect Pothole on Road to Higher Seas; Summer 2011: Arctic sea ice near record lows, Conditions in context, September 2011 compared to past years, Atmospheric conditions, Sea surface temperatures, Ice remains younger/thinner; The cost of 'wait & see'; Skeptic Richard Muller Funded in part of Koch Brothers finds Global Warming is Real; The Judith Curry Mistake

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2011 September - The Leading Edge

2011 September - The Leading Edge

Reuters/Stanford/Ipsos Environmental Poll

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2011 August - The Leading Edge

2011 August - The Leading Edge

Roy Spencer's Quest for Misunderstanding

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2011 July - The Leading Edge

2011 July - The Leading Edge

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'

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2011 June - The Leading Edge

2011 June - The Leading Edge

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

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2011 May - The Leading Edge

2011 May - The Leading Edge

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

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2011 Apr - The Leading Edge

2011 Apr - The Leading Edge

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

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2011 Mar - The Leading Edge

2011 Mar - The Leading Edge

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

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2011 Feb - The Leading Edge

2011 Feb - The Leading Edge

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;

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2011 Jan - The Leading Edge

2011 Jan - The Leading Edge

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.

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2010 Dec - The Leading Edge

2010 Dec - The Leading Edge

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.

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2010 Nov - The Leading Edge

2010 Nov - The Leading Edge

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

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2010 Oct - The Leading Edge

2010 Oct - The Leading Edge

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.

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2010 Sep - The Leading Edge

2010 Sep - The Leading Edge

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.

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2010 Aug - The Leading Edge

2010 Aug - The Leading Edge

This article addresses contexts regarding climate and the weather events that have occurred in July and August, 2010 around the planet.

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2010 July - The Leading Edge

2010 July - The Leading Edge

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

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2010 May - The Leading Edge

2010 May - The Leading Edge

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.

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2010 Apr - The Leading Edge

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."

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2010 Feb - The Leading Edge

2010 Feb - The Leading Edge

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.

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