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Plants are one of the last bulwarks against climate
change. They feed on carbon dioxide, growing faster and absorbing more of the greenhouse gas as humans produce it. But a new study finds that limited nutrients may keep plants from growing as ...
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change was tucked away in a footnote. It stated that, of their various future sea-level scenarios, the estimate of the upper limit – a 1.1 metre rise by 2100 – was actually not the worst case. That is, the $226 ...
The world's largest organization of physicists clarified its position on climate
change last week, and it no longer believes, as it did in 2007, that the evidence for global warming is "incontrovertible."Instead, the American Physical ...
When a San Francisco panel began mulling rules about building public projects near changing shorelines, its self-described science
translator, David Behar, figured he would just turn to the U.N.'s most recent climate
assessment for guidance on ...
Among the most contentious of issues in Washington right now is the issue of climate
change. While both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate voted on an Amendment stating the “climate change is not a hoax,” that is pretty much the last thing ...
Some things get better when you take them out of the freezer. Ice cream, for example, is unarguably more delicious when it gets a little melt-y. (Unarguably, I say! Come at me, trolls.) But other things get remarkably worse. Take bananas - the ...
Global emissions of carbon dioxide -- one of the leading causes of global warming -- stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years that there was no climb in CO2 emissions during a time of economic growth. The results suggest that efforts ...
One of redOrbit’s valued and typically inquisitive readers has asked us if we can help with a rather tricky enquiry. Our reader wonders: “Is there any evidence of disappearing (particularly by flooding) of Great Britain, and another countries, ...
In the months before the debut of the new documentary film "Merchants of Doubt," long-time climate
denialist Fred Singer contacted more than two dozen bloggers, public relations specialists and scientists asking for help in derailing the ...
It is 13 years since the top job in the world’s leading authority on climate
change was contested.
Rajendra Pachauri, outgoing chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC), was elected unchallenged for a second term in ...
When there’s a report in the news about the latest science
change, the source is very often the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
This body plays a very important role in global climate
change policy ...
Where’s the heat? Greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, continue to be pumped into the atmosphere, but sometime around 1998, the rise in Earth’s average temperatures slowed, deviating from the rates predicted by models. Scientists have ...
In early 1998, some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world were hatching a plan to hijack the science
of human-caused global warming.
Representatives from major fossil fuel corporations and industry groups had joined forces ...
In a week when the Willie Soon scandal broke and revealed the fossil fuel industry's footprint on contrarian climate
research, embattled denialists went back on the offensive.
Critics are again trying to discredit the leading ...
ajendra Pachauri has weathered multiple storms over his 13-year tenure at the helm of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC), the United Nations' science
body on climate
The one that led to his resignation yesterday ...
The head of the United Nations panel on climate science
resigned on Tuesday after allegations of sexual harassment were filed against him in India, where he lives and works.Rajendra K. Pachauri, whose 13 years as chairman of the ...
Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change since 2002, resigned today amid allegations of sexual harassment by a 29-year-old female employee of the Indian energy institute he has long run.Bloomberg ...
The European Union has said it wants to see a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by mid-century and reviews every five years agreed at the UN climate
summit in Paris later this year, according to a leaked document.
The treaty set to be ...
The head of the UN's climate science
panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate
Pachauri, chairman of the ...
Accused of sexually harassing a junior associate, R K Pachauri has told his colleagues at TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) that a “cloud” had created problems for him “personally” and that he was fighting it “effectively”.
In a ...
The chairman of parliament’s energy and climate
change committee has joined those warning the fossil fuel industry to take the threat of stranded assets seriously, and believes Shell is wrong to write off critics as naive.
Tim Yeo, a ...
A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate
change research to learn if new technologies could be used as potential weapons.
Alan Robock, a climate
scientist at Rutgers University in New ...
"The "Hockey Stick" graph became a central icon in the climate
wars," Mann told attendees today (Feb. 11) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
. "The graph took on a life of its own."
Mann and ...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker probably wasn’t expecting a science
quiz while he was on a trade-related trip in the United Kingdom. But when you’re considering seeking your party’s nomination for president, you can’t rule out any ...
Yesterday, 95 scientists and economists released a letter urging President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, calling it a “step in the wrong direction” if the Obama administration is serious about addressing ...