2011 - The Leading Edge
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American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting OSS Talks: Monday - Effectively Communicating Climate Science (How to Address Related Issues); Friday - Climate Confluence Issues (Energy, Environment, Economics, Security)
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
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
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.