Tag: global warming

Physicist Richard Muller Tells US Congress Climate Change Is Real

Ex-Skeptic Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project

A prominent climate change skeptic told Congress on Monday he no longer doubts that global warming is real and caused by humans, and joined other scientists in urging action to stop it. Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, whose two-year research was funded in part by a foundation formed by…

Climate-Change Effects Seriously Underestimated

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Cornell University professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, Charles Greene, one of the authors of “A Very Inconvenient Truth,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Oceanography, has stressed that: “Even if all man-made greenhouse gas emissions were stopped tomorrow and carbon-dioxide levels stabilized at today’s concentration, by the end of this century the global average temperature…

Wildfires Caused By Climate Change Alter Yellowstone Forests

Climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will increase the frequency of wildfires and alter the composition of the forests by 2050, according to a team of ecologists who modeled the effects of higher temperatures on fire occurrence.

“We are following the long-term effects of fire in the Yellowstone area and encountering some lessons and surprises that challenge the way we think about fire in the area,” said Erica A. H. Smithwick, assistant professor of geography and ecology, Penn State, and principle investigator on the project. “Yellowstone National Park is the first national…

Time For Climate Activists to Get Tough

An activist in arrested during a protest on Copenhagen during the COP15 climate summit. (Courtesy of JustDoitFilm.com)

Published on Thursday, June 30, 2011 by Rolling Stone by Jeff Goodell   Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved?  Is it time to take to the streets, express some outrage, maybe engage in a little guerilla warfare against Big…

US Chamber of Carbon And Corporate Greed

Washington looks pretty clean: white marble monuments, broad, tree-lined avenues, the beautiful, green spread of the Mall. But its inhabitants—at least those who vote in Congress—can’t see any more clearly than the smoke-shrouded residents of Beijing, China. Their view, however, is obscured by a different kind of smog. Call it money pollution. The torrents of…

2010 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

Newly released scientific data shows that 2010 equals 2005 as the Earths warmest year on record over the last 131 years, say researchers from NOAA and NASA. Temperature measurements from instrumented monitoring stations date back to 1880. The past decade from 2001 to 2010 was the warmest on record and includes 9 of the 10…