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Experts Debate Moral, Religious Case for Climate Action

Experts Debate Moral, Religious Case for Climate Action

A Tennessee philosopher and Christian environmentalist debate the moral imperative for action on climate change. … Read More

You Asked, We Answered: Response to 2013 Cars Report

You Asked, We Answered: Response to 2013 Cars Report

In the month since we released our report, A Roadmap to Climate Friendly Cars: 2013 we have received many good questions and insightful comments from readers. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to give us feedback on our report. We especially appreciate those who recognized the inherent challenges involved in carrying out and presenting l… Read More

Tell Me Why: Climate Science Is So Important

Tell Me Why: Climate Science Is So Important

What’s seen from the sky can tell us a lot about what’s happening on Earth. Scientists rely on data gleaned from satellites for information on how our climate already has changed, and for clues on how it might change in the future. Scientist Jeff Privette tells us more in Tell Me Why.… Read More

Climate Central Leads 2012’s Climate Coverage

Climate Central Leads 2012’s Climate Coverage

Year-end numbers for media coverage of climate change were released Wednesday in an annual report by The Daily Climate, and while that coverage fell 2 percent, there were some interesting numbers. According to The Daily Climate’s archives, worldwide coverage by many major news organizations gave roughly the same amount of coverage this year as the… Read More

Climate Science Community Loses Giant in Jerry Mahlman

Climate Science Community Loses Giant in Jerry Mahlman

I was deeply saddened when I learned today of Jerry Mahlman’s passing on November 28th in Buffalo Grove, IL. Jerry was a friend, a mentor and a true giant in the climate science community. Among his many awards, Jerry received the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal from the American Meteorological Society … Read More

New York Times Op-Ed: Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines

New York Times Op-Ed: Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines

The New York Times featured a Sunday op-ed by Ben Strauss, Climate Central's director of the program on sea level, in which Strauss says there are two basic ways to protect ourselves from sea level rise: reduce it by cutting pollution, or prepare for it by defense and retreat. … Read More

Cutting Short-lived Pollutant Can Halve Near-term Warming

Cutting Short-lived Pollutant Can Halve Near-term Warming

Much within Amy Luers' recent Daily Climate essay on extreme weather and the climate crisis is to be commended. Indeed, cutting emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) today won't eliminate a climate change-induced pattern favoring more severe storms and extreme weather. In advocating for emissions cuts, the climate change community has to avoid … Read More

Post Sandy, Wetlands Could Help Shore Up NYC’s Defense

Post Sandy, Wetlands Could Help Shore Up NYC’s Defense

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the discussion of how New York City’s shoreline can be protected has taken on new urgency. So-called “soft measures, such as wetlands and oyster reefs, are seeing a burst of new attention as possible alternatives to “hard measures such as storm surge barriers. … Read More