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Here’s Why I Like Scientists

Michael Lemonick finds that, contrary to what we're sometimes led to believe, good scientists are inherently cautious about making definitive claims.… Read More

Copenhagen and Climategate

Andrew Freedman explores how the controversy of stolen emails sets the scene for the Copenhagen summit.… Read More

Things In Motion Sooner Catch the Eye Than What Not Stirs

Ben Strauss considers the current controversy over email stolen from climate scientists.… Read More

Climate Central Shoot in Linden, NJ: Part 2 of 2

We met again the next day, and headed back to the field. Unlike Day One, Day Two was beautiful and sunny. Almost too sunny! We had to worry about squinting and shadows instead of fog and rain. But, everyone was in a jolly mood, and we were excited to interview Jim Croyle about his company. He spoke passionately about the need for new kinds of energy production in America, and his hope that PurGen One will be a prototype for other CCS plants in the future.… Read More

Climate Central Shoot in Linden, NJ: Part 1 of 2

Day One of our Climate Central shoot in Linden, NJ, for our latest segment to air on PBS’s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer in December. … Read More

Why 2 Degrees?

Thanks to a tidy mathematical coincidence, it doesn’t matter whether you’re talking Fahrenheit or Celsius when you talk about trying to limit global warming to 2 degrees. That’s the proposed target announced last summer by the G-8 countries, and it’s the number scientists talk about as well—in Celsius if you’re counting from the average temperature of pre-industrial times, and in Fahrenheit , if you’re counting from today.… Read More