Using Science for Equitable Policies: A framework for climate scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate science is having its moment. With the recent administration changes, climate change is getting attention at the national level through much-needed bold and ambitious federal policy developments. “We

Judge Scales Back Climate Scientist’s Case Against Bloggers

Inside Climate News

judge has ruled that the conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute cannot be held responsible for an outside blogger’s 2012 online attack on a prominent climate scientist.


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Earth911 Podcast: Coastal Flooding in 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick

Earth 911

Listen to “Earth911 Interview: Coastal Flooding In 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick” on Spreaker. The post Earth911 Podcast: Coastal Flooding in 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick appeared first on Earth911.

The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was In The Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns

Inside Climate News

Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen urged Congress decades ago to act on climate change. Science aerosols Climate Change James HansenNow he says he expects reduced aerosol pollution to lead to a steep temperature rise.

More Heat This Weekend–More Inequities of Keeping Cool

Union of Concerned Scientists

As more high temperatures are forecast in the next few days, two of our climate scientists explain how people of color in four cities--Fresno, CA, Miami, FL, Mobile, AL, and Shreveport, LA--are at risk from the effects of urban heat islands.

Harnessing Eco-Anxiety and Triaging for the Future

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Our climate scientists are facing unprecedented levels of stress and depression. Our children are scared and anxious. The future appears a dark and scary place. Sometimes, it seems like the only sensible engaged response is to pour all energy and

13 things we learned from the landmark IPCC climate report

New Scientist

The world’s top climate scientists have today released their first major review in eight years on the physical science of climate change, in a report approved by 195 countries

IPCC report: global emissions must peak by 2025 to keep warming at 1.5°C – we need deeds not words

Environmental News Bits

C of global warming – the “safe” limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement – as soon as the early 2030s, according to a landmark report by the world’s most senior climate scientists. by Keith Baker (Glasgow Caledonian University) Earth could exceed 1.5°C

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Drier Springs Bring Hotter Summers in the Withering Southwest

Inside Climate News

Like other climate scientists, he knew from research papers and worldwide storm patterns that a warming atmosphere is thirstier and sops up more moisture from oceans and the land. Science Climate Change Drought heat NERN - Mountain West

New Climate Research From a Year-Long Arctic Expedition Raises an Ozone Alarm in the High North

Inside Climate News

Science Climate Change mosaic Ozone researchWarming of the surface of the Arctic is matched by a colder polar vortex high in the atmosphere, which is speeding the breakdown of the Earth’s shield against ultraviolet rays.

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Computer models of civilization offer routes to ending global warming

Environmental News Bits

As the world’s top climate scientists released a report full of warnings this week, they kept insisting that the world still has a chance to avoid the worst effects of climate change… That hopeful pathway, in which dangerous changes to the world’s climate eventually stop, is the product of giant computer simulations of the… Read more → Climate changeRead the full story from NPR.

Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientists and collaborators shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere (the lowest region of the atmosphere) may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years. Read more → Climate change PublicationsRead the full story from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Hunting for hot spots in Kansas City’s climate

Environmental News Bits

Like other volunteers on the steamy Friday afternoon last week, the Wilders were twisting and turning through the streets of Kansas City in the name of a project coordinated by Fengpeng Sun, a climate scientist and assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Read the full story at Flatland.

Organic aerosols from forests could help cool the planet

Physics World

Their results could provide important guidance for climate models that include the influence of aerosols in the atmosphere. They cool Earth’s climate by reflecting sunlight back into space and by accelerating the formation of water droplets in clouds, which can also have a cooling effect.

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Real Climate

Climate scientists are inordinately excited by the release of a new IPCC report (truth be told, that’s a bit odd – It’s a bit like bringing your end-of-(seven)-year project home and waiting anxiously to see how well it will be received).

Are Wildfires Getting Worse Due to Climate Change?


A significant body of research suggests that the likelihood and impact of wildfires today may be greater as a result of climate change. How Climate Change Will Impact Future Heat Waves. Climate scientists around the globe are banding together in a desperate attempt to raise the alarm.

Opinion: The planet is coded red – now what?

A Greener Life

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last week released the most anticipated and feared climate report; Climate Change: the Physical Science Basis , UN Secretary-General called it a code red for humanity. Most comprehensive climate data.

Climate Change and Me

Academy of Natural Sciences

The first climate change presentation I saw was back in the 1970s when I was working for the National Weather Service. Murray Mitchell, was the top climate scientist for NWS. Some scientists were interpreting satellite data and were convinced there was no warming.

Climate warnings: over 200 people die as Germany suffers Europe’s most deadly extreme weather event

A Greener Life

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has directly blamed climate change and as she visited the trail of devastation left behind at flood sites said Germany must pick up the pace with which it is tackling the impact of the climate crisis. Climate change to blame?

The cost of climate inaction laid bare as fatal wildfires sweep Turkey

A Greener Life

Climate scientists have long predicted that the Mediterranean will be hit hard by rising temperatures and changes in rainfall, driven by human emissions. climate change impacts Mediterranean Weather climate impacts climate inaction Extreme weather Turkey wildfires

White House announces new head of climate assessment after ousting Trump-era pick

Environmental News Bits

The White House has announced that Allison Crimmins will lead a major government report on climate change after the Trump-era pick for the job was removed earlier this year. Crimmins, a climate scientist who spent almost a decade working at the Environmental Protection Agency, is now the director… Read more → Climate change Federal governmentRead the full story at The Hill.

Extreme Weather & Wildfires: Showing the Whole Environmental Picture


In the US, many areas have hit continuous days of record-breaking temperatures during a heatwave that climate scientists suggest might be the worst drought to hit in the last 1,200 years. The CDC states that extreme heat is one of the biggest risks climate change poses to human health.

The Stream, August 11, 2021: Piazza San Marco Underwater In Rare Summer Flood

Circle of Blue

Heat waves aren’t just uncomfortable, they’re also deadly to humans, and to animals.” – Nerilie Abram, a climate scientists at Australian National University. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN. Rare summer floods submerge the famed Piazza San Marco in Venice in up to a meter of water.

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Water Cycle, New IPCC Report Finds

Circle of Blue

The climate crisis will jeopardize key sources of fresh water and make extreme weather events more severe. These events are unlikely in our current climate—but the warmer Earth gets, the bigger the risk becomes. Graphic courtesy of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

What’s Up With Water — August 16, 2021

Circle of Blue

According to Reuters, in late July scientists noted the third-largest loss of ice in Greenland in a single day. government scientists just declared as the hottest on record. The 1,300-page paper is the most comprehensive, up-to-date survey of the physical science of climate change.

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Top 20 Leading Weather & Climate Voices to Follow in 2021


A new IPCC report also has climate experts calling out for the world to take notice. To help you stay informed, we’ve put together some of our favorite voices in the weather and climate space, to help you know where to turn to for expert insights, commentary, and advice.

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Hurricane Ida supercharges climate change in the US

A Greener Life

Failing to connect the climate dots. Commentators have since argued that the US’s infrastructure is not able to handle the impacts of climate change. Many news networks have been criticised for not including reference climate change in their coverage of Ida.

Climate adaptation should be based on robust regional climate information

Real Climate

Climate adaptation steams forward with an accelerated speed that can be seen through the Climate Adaptation Summit in January (see previous post ), the ECCA 2021 in May/June, and the upcoming COP26. The role of climate information. Regional climate information for society.

Physicists rise to the climate challenge: the October 2021 issue of Physics World

Physics World

Global solutions: What physicists can do to tackle the climate crisis. “A It’s easy to ignore such warnings as distant, vague and alarmist, something only of concern to policymakers and politicians at gatherings like next month’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

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AR6 of the best

Real Climate

As climate scientists we tend to look at the IPCC reports a little differently than the general public might. Extremes : Back in 2012, the literature assessed by AR5 connecting changes in extremes to climate change was scant.

A Nobel pursuit

Real Climate

Last week, the Nobel physics prize was (half) awarded to Suki Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann for their work on climate prediction and the detection and attribution of climate change. This came as quite a surprise to the climate community – though it was welcomed warmly.



Due to climate change, that drought has been getting progressively worse: warmer winters lead to less precipitation, and hotter summers cause drier conditions, creating a vicious, downward cycle of heat and drought. Posted on August 25, 2021 by Richard M. Frank [1].

2020 was Europe’s hottest year on record, finds report

Physics World

These are among the key points in the European State of the Climate Report released today. Published each April, the report brings together data from national meteorological bodies and the European Union’s Copernicus climate change service.

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Colorado River Forecasts Not a ‘Crystal Ball’

Circle of Blue

Accurate mid-term weather forecasts, those that extend out a couple weeks and up to a year, are notoriously difficult to achieve, said Jeff Lukas, an independent climate researcher in Colorado who has worked in the basin for 20 years.

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In the wake of the latest dire climate report, how do we keep moving forward?

Enviromental Defense

Last week, the IPCC released their latest climate report – and the findings were serious. The report is the most comprehensive to-date from the international panel of scientists who work on climate change – and shows just how crucial the next couple years are for climate action.

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.24.21

PA Environment Daily

Senate returns to session September 20, 21, 22 -- Committee Schedule House returns to session September 27, 28, 29 -- Committee Schedule TODAY’s Calendar Of Events TODAY 9:00: DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.

Farm Bureau, Solar Advocates Support Bipartisan Community Solar Legislation That Will Generate $1.8 Billion In Economic Benefits

PA Environment Daily

NewsClips: -- StateImpactPA - Susan Phillips: Climate Activists Set Their Sights On Naming Members To PA PUC -- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Climate Scientist Says State, Country Should Take The Lead On Solutions Related Articles - Community Solar: -- Rep.

The Stream, September 3, 2021: When Climate Disasters Strike, Rural America Suffers The Most

Circle of Blue

Rural, low-income towns across America suffer the most from climate disasters. The New York Times found that climate disasters like floods and wildfires are causing rural and low-income towns like Fair Bluff, North Carolina, to unravel. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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Deciphering the ‘SPM AR6 WG1’ code

Real Climate

I followed with great interest the launch of the sixth assessment report Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on August 9th. There is nevertheless a need to reach policy-makers who are unfamiliar with climate science.

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.27.21

PA Environment Daily

West -- The Guardian: Record-Shattering Heat Becoming Much More Likely, Says Climate Study -- NPR: Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts, Heat Waves Batter Countries -- AP: Warming Rivers In U.S.

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