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More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised To Rise Rapidly

July 26, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Potential Surface Temp Jump

A new study finds that when climate models factor in the temporary warming and cooling impact of El Niño and La Niña, they accurately predict recent global warming. And that is consistent with recent studies that led one climatologist to say, “Global temperatures look set to rise rapidly.”[read more]

Powering to Climate Mitigation

April 3, 2014 by Jim Baird
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Climate Mitigation

Without swift and decisive action to limit greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources, the world will almost surely face centuries of climbing temperatures, rising seas, species loss and dwindling agricultural yields. The smart approach to these threats is power our way past them.[read more]

Is A Super El Niño Coming That Will Shatter Extreme Weather And Global Temperature Records?

March 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Super El Niño

Signs are increasingly pointing to the formation of an El Niño in the next few months, possibly a very strong one. When combined with the long-term global warming trend, a strong El Niño would mean 2015 is very likely to become the hottest year on record by far.[read more]

Winter Electricity Price Spikes Put Clean Currents Out of Business

February 9, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Winter Electricity Prices

The polar vortex weather phenomenon may have passed weeks ago, but the effects are still rippling through the power industry. The most recent victim is the severely affected Clean Currents, a green energy retailer that operated in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.[read more]

Global Temperatures: What Climate Hiatus?

November 19, 2013 by Jim Baird
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Climate Hiatus and Oceans

Instead of approaching climate change on the basis of sound science, we are in fact actually jockeying to try to be the last standing amongst the planetary ruins. In this world could there be a more Pyrrhic, egotistical, or fruitless objective?[read more]

Climate Departure: New Study Projects Timing of Departure of Climate Variability From Recent Norms

October 21, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Climate Variability from Recent Norms

Planning for a sustainable future is obviously made much more difficult when a rapidly changing climate is added to the equation. Planning effective policy and development goals will depend greatly on where we find ourselves in ten, twenty, thirty or fifty years.[read more]

Global Temperature Trends and the IPCC

September 19, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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Global Temps and the IPCC Report

As excitement builds about the release of the IPCC report, debate is underway on how to interpret previous IPCC predictions. Such debates involve exegeses of inscrutable IPCC statements via the imperfect process of media (social and mainstream) reporting, colored by agendas.[read more]

Controlling Climate Change: IEA Says It's Not All About Carbon Dioxide

July 13, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a World Energy Outlook Special Report warning the world that current climate change policies are on track to far exceed the goal of limiting temperature rise to 2°C.[read more]

OTEC and Energy Innovation: The Willie Sutton Approach

May 15, 2013 by Jim Baird
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The average amount of energy the ocean absorbed each year over the period 1993 to 2008 was enough to power nearly 500 100-watt light bulbs for each of the roughly 6.7 billion people on the planet.[read more]

Climate Change: Global Temperatures Still Above Average

May 4, 2013 by Joe Casola
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global temperatures

Some skeptics have seized on a recent article in The Economist noting an apparent “hiatus” in global warming to argue that climate change is a fiction and efforts to address it are misguided. So what are the facts?[read more]

Climate Change and the Carbon Bubble Reality Check

May 3, 2013 by David Hone
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In recent months there has been a renewed look at the idea of a financial carbon bubble, or unburnable carbon reserves. Carbon mathematics is one thing, but what about meeting global energy demand?[read more]

20th Century Temperatures the Hottest in 1400 Years: New Climate Change Study

April 24, 2013 by Tom Schueneman
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global temperature study

Global average temperatures were the hottest in 1400 years in the 20th century, more specifically during the period 1971-2000, according to a first-of-its-kind scientific study.[read more]

The Consequences of a Blue Arctic

April 12, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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Right now, we’re on a trend of losing roughly 300 billion tons of ice per year from the Arctic ice cap. Once we reach the point of regular Blue Arctic events, we won’t be able to lose that much ice, net, in a given year.[read more]

New Oceans Study: Global Warming Accelerated in Past 15 Years

March 26, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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rising ocean temperatures

Perhaps the most important result of this paper is the confirmation that while many people wrongly believe global warming has stalled over the past 10–15 years, in reality global warming has not paused, it has accelerated.[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]