A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning – NYTimes.com

A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning – NYTimes.com. TEMPERATURE RISING A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning Jonathan Kingston/Aurora Select, for The New York Times KEEPING WATCH The Mauna Loa Observatory, at an altitude of 11,135 feet above sea level in Hawaii, has been continuously monitoring and collecting data related to climate change since the 1950s. More Photos » By JUSTIN GILLIS Published: December 21, 2010 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS(256) E-MAIL SEND TO PHONE PRINT … more

Michael Oppenheimer delivers American Geophysical Union’s first Stephen Schneider Lecture « Climate Progress

Michael Oppenheimer delivers American Geophysical Union’s first Stephen Schneider Lecture « Climate Progress. Michael Oppenheimer delivers American Geophysical Union’s first Stephen Schneider Lecture Scientists, Expert Judgment, and Public Policy: What is Our Proper Role? December 20, 2010 The truth is bad enough Integrity should never be compromised Don’t be afraid to use metaphors Distinguish when speaking about your values (as a member of the human race) and when speaking as scientist Don’t let fear (of … more

Where would be the best place to live in 2035? 2060? « Climate Progress

Where would be the best place to live in 2035? 2060? « Climate Progress. Where would be the best place to live in 2035? 2060? December 18, 2010 I often get asked the question where should people live, so that’s the question of this week’s open thread. Trying to understand that question is one of the reasons why I ultimately decided to read Matthew Kahn’s Climatopolis:  How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future, even … more

Greed, Green and Grains: Science Confronts Politics

Greed, Green and Grains: Science Confronts Politics. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 5.0px; line-height: 28.0px; font: 25.0px Arial; color: #717171} Science Confronts Politics I haven’t read the book Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, although this is something I’ve been meaning to do and intend to do very soon.  The book concerns the remarkable influence of a few very well organized scientists, backed by some powerful and deep-pocketed special interests, dedicated to sowing … more

RealClimate: Feedback on Cloud Feedback

RealClimate: Feedback on Cloud Feedback. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px ‘Times New Roman’} Feedback on Cloud Feedback Filed under: Climate Science — group @ 9 December 2010 Guest article by Andrew Dessler I have a paper in this week’s issue of Science on the cloud feedback that may be of interest to realclimate readers. As you may know, clouds are important regulators of the amount of energy in and out of the climate system. Clouds … more

New Google Tool Helps Monitor World’s Forests | KQED’s Climate Watch

New Google Tool Helps Monitor World’s Forests | KQED’s Climate Watch. New Google Tool Helps Monitor World’s Forests December 4, 2010, 8:35 am • Posted by Gretchen Weber EmailShareTwitterFacebookComments (3) Map of Mexico created with Google Earth Engine, by scientist Matthew Hansen and CONAFOR. Google says this is the finest-scale forest cover map produced of Mexico to date. This week in Cancun, in a jungle-themed conference room with green lighting and an audio track of … more