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Five Points on the IPCC Report: A Long and Wonky Investigation

September 30, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

IPCC Points

The release of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report should give anyone following the climate issue a deep sense of deja vu, if not a full-on case of Groundhog Day syndrome, due to the clear facts that we have actually seen this all before.[read more]

Weathering the Storm: How Business Navigates Climate Change

July 30, 2013 by Meg Crawford

More than 800 major weather-related disasters last year led to over $130 billion in losses worldwide. Major global companies are beginning to assess and address the growing business risks associated with increased extreme weather and other impacts of climate change.[read more]

Lowering Energy Consumption in Extreme Temperatures

July 11, 2013 by Sadhbh Ní Hógáin
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Very low energy houses are better suited to cold climates; they consume 50% less than standard buildings and can be efficient, attractive alternatives to traditional housing, and can be achieved in cold climates through careful design.[read more]

Climate Change: New Tool Shows Extreme Weather by ZIP

June 23, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

Climate Change and Weather

The West is no stranger to wildfires, but in recent years, climate change has packed many fires with greater intensity. Warmer temperatures and drier conditions are contributing to longer fire seasons and bigger blazes.[read more]

National Energy Policy Would Benefit the Insurance Industry

June 11, 2013 by Christine Hertzog
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Insurance companies are making the connection that property claims are increasing in frequency and value as climate change produces more storms of greater intensity marauding across inhabited spaces[read more]

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It Takes a Crisis: Climate Change and Energy Policy

June 7, 2013 by Peter Z. Grossman
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With respect to energy policy, major initiatives have required a perceived crisis either ongoing or recently past. Without a crisis, proposed energy and climate legislation has typically gone into committee to die.[read more]

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Energy Risk Management in 2013 Hurricane Season

June 7, 2013 by Alberto Rios

vulnerable natural gas facilities

While there are reduced supply side concerns from an active hurricane season, it is important to note that tropical weather can still have an impact on forward natural gas prices.[read more]

Climate Change: US Drought More Costly Than Hurricane Sandy?

June 1, 2013 by Jim Baird
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drought on the horizon?

The current drought pattern may be the costliest U.S. natural disaster of 2012 and 2013. Its damage estimates could be near $200 billion, making it the country’s costliest natural disaster – even more costly than Hurricane Sandy.[read more]

New York Strengthens Electric Grid for Storm Season

June 1, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy

Several electric utility executives and trade associations met with President Obama in early May to discuss how response to extreme weather situations can be improved, and some utilities are wasting no time.[read more]

Climate Change vs Terrorism and the Costs of Inaction

May 19, 2013 by Jim Baird

climate change future?

Terrorism seems to be the only actionable trigger in our leaders' minds. Perhaps we need to brand Mother Nature a terrorist to provoke action on climate change?[read more]

Discussing Climate Change in a Hot and Cold World

May 8, 2013 by Simon Donner
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Rather than just blame the media for the swings in coverage and public opinion, scientists and all the climate "activists" should recognize that they may also be at fault here.[read more]

Climate Change: Extreme Weather, Insurance Companies, and Taxpayers [VIDEO]

April 28, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

climate change and taxes

The costs of extreme weather events in 2012 totaled one percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. Insurance companies are “under water” in more ways than one and the US taxpayer is being squeezed.[read more]

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: National Security Implications

March 29, 2013 by Jim Baird
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ocean thermal energy conversion

With Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion deployment, the navy can become energy self-sufficient in its own domain and can be relieved of a heavy burden in the Middle East; a win for the navy, a win for the planet.[read more]

Weather Extremes: Atmospheric Waves And Climate Change

March 24, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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flooding in Pakistan

The northern hemisphere has experienced a spate of extreme weather in recent times. Now we believe we have detected a common physical cause hidden behind all these individual events.[read more]

Climate Attribution Alchemy

March 23, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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climate and extreme weather data

In a paper just out in the journal Climate Dynamics, a research team claims to have found a signal of greenhouse gas emissions on global tropical cyclone behavior.[read more]