This post is co-authored by Kelly Rigg and Emily Saari, a writer and researcher for TckTckTck.org. I'm pleased to be co-hosting an awards ceremony this week celebrating global 'momentum for change' at the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw. So far, the news out of Warsaw doesn't seem to warrant a celebration. Show More Summary
As the New York Times reports today: “A panel of experts appointed by the United Nations, unveiling its latest assessment of climate research, reinforced its earlier conclusions that global warming is real, that it is caused primarily if not exclusively by human emissions, and that it is likely to get substantially worse unless efforts to [...]
Severe thunderstorms, often exhibiting destructive rainfall, hail and tornadoes, are one of the primary causes of catastrophic losses in the United States. New climate models suggest a robust increase in these types of storms across the country.
In 2012, 11 weather disasters in the United States crossed the billion-dollar threshold in economic losses. Seven of those events were related to severe thunderstorms. New climate analyses led by Stanford scientists indicate that global...Show More Summary
Climate change may have effects on the spread of West Nile virus by mosquitoes, but they're not likely to be the same throughout the United States, according to a new study from University of Arizona researchers. The study, published...Show More Summary
(WASHINGTON) — A study of a dozen of last year’s wildest weather events finds that in about half the cases, manmade global warming increased the likelihood of their occurrence. Researchers with the United States and British governments concluded Thursday that the other cases reflected the random freakiness of weather. Show More Summary
Cambridge, Mass. – August 28, 2013 – Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states. read more
Guest commentary from Tim Osborn, Tom Melvin and Keith Briffa, Climatic Research Unit, UEA Records of tree-ring characteristics such as their width (TRW) and density (usually the maximum density of the wood formed towards the end of the growing season – the “maximum latewood density” – MXD) are widely used to infer past variations in [...]
Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley As Bob Tisdale has recently pointed out, the monthly temperature anomaly series published by the Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia has just been extensively revised. … Continue reading ?
Image Credit: Bob Tisdale – bobtisdale.wordpress.com By WUWT Regular Just The Facts The recent Adjustments/Corrections to the HadCRUT4 and CRUTEM4 Temperature Data Sets by the Met Office Hadley Centre and Climatic Research Unit got me thinking about the cumulative impact … Continue reading ?
Image Credit: Met Office Hadley Centre By Just The Facts, Werner Brozek and Walter Dnes The Met Office Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, have adjusted/corrected/updated their HadCRUT4 & CRUTEM4 data sets, the … Continue reading ?
Holland v. Information Commissioner & University of East Anglia, First Tier Tribunal, 29 April 2013 - read judgment In 2009 someone hacked into e-mails belonging to the Climate Research Unit at UEA and leaked them widely. Climate change sceptics whooped with delight because they thought that the e-mails showed attempts to suppress or gerrymander climate [...]
The United States has failed to take action to mitigate climate change thanks in part to the large number of religious Americans who believe the world has a set expiration date. Research by David C. Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David H. Show More Summary
One of the chief scientists behind the famous "hockey stick" graph, Michael Mann is among the most influential climate researchers in the United States. He's also, perhaps, the most regularly attacked. It started with swipes at the hockey stick—the graph seemed to show global warming so unequivocally that skeptics made it their number one target. Show More Summary
Moniz hinted in his Tuesday confirmation hearing that the United States spends too little on energy research -- a statement The Washington Post examined in depth.
Maybe the greatest victory of all we climate sceptical bloggers have won in the aftermath of Climategate is this: we have established that "authority" – be it the Royal Society or NASA Giss or the Climatic Research Unit or the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change – does not have a monopoly on "truth." Of course, [...]
Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball It is important for the person who leaked the emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and 2010 to reveal themselves and release the remaining 200,000 emails. The public are increasingly … Continue reading ?
E2 Wire: About one-third of people in the United States say action on climate change is "essential" in 2013, according to a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll released Thursday. Thirty-four percent of people in the poll called taking action on climate change “essential this year." Thirty-nine percent said climate change...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Throughout 2012, the United States was battered by severe weather events such as hurricanes and droughts that affected both pocketbooks and livelihoods. Research suggests that in the coming years, U.S. five-day forecasts will show greater numbers of extreme weather events, a trend linked to human-driven climate change. read more
Biologists have found that butterflies show signs of being affected by climate change in a way similar to plants and bees, but not birds, in the Northeast United States. The researchers focused on Massachusetts butterfly flight periods,...Show More Summary