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Scientists, U.N. Official Warn of ‘Unabated’ Coal Use

Scientists, U.N. Official Warn of ‘Unabated’ Coal Use

The scientists’ statement called the Communique “misleading” and said that coal use needs to decline, and any new coal-fired power plants must use carbon capture and storage technologies, also known as CCS, in order for the world to have a realistic chance of meeting the goal of limiting global warming to 3.6°F (2°C) or less, when compared to prein… Read More

Insurance Shortfall Hits Poorest and Most Vulnerable

Insurance Shortfall Hits Poorest and Most Vulnerable

The Philippines is located at the center of one of the world’s most severe storm regions. Scientists say that climate change is increasing the frequency and ferocity of such events. Yet despite the growing risk to their homes and livelihoods, most of the 96 million Filipinos have no insurance cover. According to insurance brokers in the Philippine… Read More

Six Degrees: Fashion Models, Military Aid & Mirrors

Six Degrees: Fashion Models, Military Aid & Mirrors

Six stories capture the diverse climate news this week from scientist-turned-models to the military.… Read More

Climate ‘Models’ for Every Month of 2014

Climate ‘Models’ for Every Month of 2014

One of the main tools of climate science is models. They’re typically used to study the climate system, but they also served as an unlikely source of inspiration for a creative science communication project at Columbia University. The group working on it hopes that their efforts will help the public understand the diverse research that goes into c … Read More

Electricity Generated Using Solar Mirrors to Double in 2013

Electricity Generated Using Solar Mirrors to Double in 2013

U.S. solar thermal energy generating capacity is set to more than double by the end of 2013, with several large solar power plants scheduled to begin operating soon in Arizona and California, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced in a report Thursday.… Read More

Panel Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Gap in Weather Satellite Data

Panel Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Gap in Weather Satellite Data

NOAA and international forecasting agencies have warned that such a data gap could significantly erode the agency’s ability to provide advanced notice of significant weather events. The review team found an “unacceptably high probability of a gap in JPSS data,” said Thomas Young, the chairman of the review team and president of the Martin Marietta… Read More

2013 On Track to be Seventh Warmest Year Since 1850

2013 On Track to be Seventh Warmest Year Since 1850

The WMO report, which was released in Warsaw, Poland, where diplomats are meeting to forge a path forward toward a new global climate treaty in 2015, found that temperatures in 2013 are about the same as the average annual temperature during 2001-2010, which was the warmest decade on record.… Read More

Haiyan Foretells Challenges for Military in Warming World

Haiyan Foretells Challenges for Military in Warming World

U.S. military aid for the Philippines after Haiyan foretells a future with more climate-related disasters.… Read More