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Could a Brightening Sun Cool the Earth?

  • Published: Oct 7th, 2010

A new study suggests the sun-climate connection is more complex than we thought — but it's too early to tell if the results will hold up.

Get Ready for a La Nina Winter

  • Published: Sep 30th, 2010

La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean are likely to shape global weather patterns in the coming months. How might your region be affected?

Climate in Context: Facing Off With Climate Skeptics; Arctic Ice Melting Affects Phytoplankton

  • Published: Sep 20th, 2010

The late Stephen Schneider take questions from climate skeptics; New study finds link between phytoplankton blooms and declining Arctic sea ice.

Why Can’t Scientists Say the Recent Extreme Weather Events Are ‘Proof’ of Climate Change?

  • Published: Aug 17th, 2010

The extreme weather events we are seeing today, such as flooding in Pakistan and the Russian heat wave, are theoretically possible with or without climate change. But climate change greatly increases the odds that extreme events will occur.