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First Comprehensive State-level Climate Assessment Released By Vermont
2014-06-11 03:19:17

By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Fewer days for making maple syrup. Twenty-five years with more snow for skiing. Summer heat stress for dairy cows. These are a few of the forecasts from the Vermont Climate Assessment, the nation's first comprehensive state-level climate assessment, released on June 10. The Vermont report is partnered with the National Climate Assessment, presented by the White House in May. It is expected to be the first of many state-level efforts to...

2014-06-09 23:00:50

Three concurrent tracks featured at “World’s Biggest Gathering of ‘Skeptic’ Scientists and Policy Experts” taking place in Las Vegas on July 7–9. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Three concurrent tracks featured at “World’s Biggest Gathering of ‘Skeptic’ Scientists and Policy Experts” taking place in Las Vegas on July 7–9 Hundreds of the world’s most prominent “skeptics” of the claim that human activity is causing a climate crisis will come together at Mandalay Bay in...

Does Solar Activity Have Influence On Earth's Global Warming?
2014-06-06 03:12:26

Science China Press A recent study demonstrates the existence of significant resonance cycles and high correlations between solar activity and the Earth's averaged surface temperature during centuries. This provides a new clue to reveal the phenomenon of global warming in recent years. Their work, entitled "Periodicities of solar activity and the surface temperature variation of the Earth and their correlations" was published in CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN (In Chinese) 2014 No.14 with the...

2014-06-05 10:31:06

University of Colorado at Boulder The amount of "hedging" language—words that suggest room for doubt—used by prominent newspapers in articles about climate change has increased over time, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study, published in the journal Environmental Communication, also found that newspapers in the U.S. use more hedging language in climate stories than their counterparts in Spain. "We were surprised to find newspapers increased...

Public Opinion On Climate Change Not Altered By Scandals
2014-05-21 13:15:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2009, hacked emails from the University on East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit allegedly showed misconduct by climate researchers – a development dubbed ‘climategate.’ Several months later, news reports surfaced that an error had been made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report regarding the rate of ice melt in the Himalayas. While those skeptical about the existence of climate...

2014-05-15 23:12:03

Dr. Ross McKitrick addressed a packed house in Calgary as he walked the audience through the policy implications of the ongoing “pause” in global warming in which climate models continue to overestimate warming when compared to real world data. Economic models are set to match climate models, so they too overestimate the effect of carbon dioxide emissions; these discrepancies will be resolved in the next few years, he explained. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Friends of...

2014-05-09 16:26:09

New tool generates future weather data for 50 cities to simulate future building and urban performance SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has partnered with Argos Analytics, LLC to develop WeatherShift(TM), a tool that generates future climate weather data for 50 cities for simulating building and urban performance based on climate...

2014-05-08 23:14:58

Friends of Science are questioning why the National Climate Assessment report does not incorporate the Sept. 27, 2013 acknowledgement by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of a 15+ year hiatus in global warming - despite a rise in carbon dioxide - and the lack of references to the Technical Uncertainties of that Working Group III report which state low confidence of weather extremes. Friends of Science point to the cyclical nature of the solar magnetic flux as the main...

Zhadang glacier
2014-05-07 07:20:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of 74 scientists from 18 countries, mostly working on an unpaid volunteer basis, have mapped and catalogued nearly 200,000 glaciers, creating the first-ever global inventory of icebergs and ice floes. The catalogue, which was compiled as part of the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) project, includes information about locations and size. It will allow for calculations of volume, as well as their ongoing contributions to...

2014-05-06 23:00:55

The Obama administration today released its third National Climate Assessment (NCA) predicting a series of calamities and urging action on the president’s climate agenda. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Obama administration today released its third National Climate Assessment (NCA) predicting a series of calamities and urging action on the president’s climate agenda. It stands in contrast to the conclusions of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.