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The Great Green Meltdown

Two weeks ago, four of the world’s most respected climate scientists took the extraordinary step of sending an open letter to their long-time friends and colleagues in the environmental movement, urging them to reverse their longstanding opposition to nuclear power.[read more]

Climate Scientists Propose Radical Solutions, Including Nuclear Energy

December 2, 2013 by Rod Adams
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Climate Scientists and Nuclear Solutions

The best chance for humans to avert the worst risks of both accessible fossil fuel depletion and global climate change is for people who generally agree on those risks to begin working together to improve our ability to use nuclear energy.[read more]

Who to trust about climate change

February 2, 2012 by Simon Donner
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My sister is a neurologist. She's highly active in her field and is often asked by the media to comment about her particular area of expertise within the field of neurology. It is great having a sibling who is a medical doctor. Though she and I do technically both have the title "Doctor", I have zero medical expertise, outside of some...[read more]

Yet More Denier Thuggery

June 14, 2011 by Lou Grinzo
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To slightly paraphrase my favorite Lily Tomlin quote, “I grow more cynical every day about climate change deniers, but it’s still hard to keep up.” And in this case, the deniers aren’t up to their usual thuggery and acts of violence, but they’re doing it in a way that makes the US look like a bunch of knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing...[read more]

Climate communication: Be aggressive or be humble?

March 3, 2011 by Simon Donner
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There's continuing disagreement inside and outside the scientific community about not only what scientists should say about climate change, but how they should be saying it. The communications literature states there is not one right approach, but a range of different approaches which may be suitable depending on the audience. The...[read more]

Scientists and unavoidable advocacy

October 13, 2010 by Lou Grinzo

We don’t often hear news of a climate scientist taking a clear position on public policy matters, and it’s even more rare that we encounter news of someone high profile in the field, like James Hansen, being arrested at a demonstration against a coal fired power plant. How you feel about such incidents and the general notion of...[read more]