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Costing Climate: It is All Relative

August 1, 2014 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Climate Change and Future Cost

"Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that results in warming of 3° Celsius above preindustrial levels, instead of 2°, could increase economic damages by approximately 0.9 percent of global output."[read more]

Climate Stories You Missed While Watching The World Cup

June 30, 2014 by Joseph Romm

World Cup and Climate Stories

So you filled in coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s tweeted note to get out of work. And you decided that seeing images of all the flooding in Brazil at the site of the U.S.-German match filled your quota of climate news for the day. Well, we skipped the after-party so we can tell you what you missed.[read more]

Texas 'Fracking Contamination' Report Is an Embarrassing Media Blunder

June 12, 2014 by Steve Everley
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A news report from WFAA in Dallas-Fort Worth alleges that recent tests “prove” fracking is to blame for methane in a resident’s drinking water aquifer. But the report does nothing to contradict the information showing that shale gas development is unrelated to the methane found in the groundwater.[read more]

Media Figures Out American Climate Beliefs Are Outliers, But Do They Share The Blame?

May 11, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change Coverage and Perception

Scientists have been warning for decades that continued burning of fossil fuels would cause a variety of dangerous symptoms — including worsening heat waves, droughts, deluges, and storm surges. Scientists, unsurprisingly, have turned out to be right.[read more]

The IPCC, the Media, and Risk

April 7, 2014 by David Hone
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IPCC and the Media

With much anticipation but little more than 24 hours of media coverage, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the next part of the 5th Assessment Report, with Working Group II reporting on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.[read more]

Living in a Renewables Distortion Field

March 22, 2014 by David Hone
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Renewables and Reality

 

One of the best books I have read in recent years is the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. In discussing Steve Jobs’ approach to life and business management, Isaacson goes to some length to describe the concept of a Reality Distortion Field.[read more]

When Headlines Obscure Science on Shale Development

January 22, 2014 by Steve Everley
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Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News headline made what could only be called a very serious accusation about hydraulic fracturing and shale development: “Study Shows Fracking Is Bad For Babies” was the title of an opinion column by Mark Whitehouse.[read more]

We Need to Have an Adult Conversation About Climate Change

October 24, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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We hear the analogy endlessly: To fix the already unfolding climate change disaster, we need an “Apollo-like effort”, a “man-on-the-moon commitment”. This is a terrible analogy; it’s not just inaccurate, it’s devastatingly inaccurate, to the point of being counterproductive.[read more]

LA Times Won't Publish Letters Pushing Climate Denial, Other 'Errors Of Fact'

October 11, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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LA Times and Climate Skepticism

Last week, the LA Times letters editor explained that letters with an untrue basis, such as ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change, do not get printed. Other newspapers should explicitly embrace a similar policy.[read more]

Obama EPA Debunks Activists Who Played Politics with Tragic Floods

October 9, 2013 by Simon Lomax
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Comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the recovery and clean-up efforts following Colorado’s historic floods directly contradict the fear mongering of environmental activists who have played politics with this tragedy since the beginning.[read more]

While the Press Reports Doom and Gloom in Japan, Progress is Made

October 1, 2013 by Milton Caplan
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In late August, TEPCO reported a contaminated water leak at Fukushima from storage tanks for water used to cool the reactors, and, examining the news over the past few weeks, it would appear the crisis there is getting worse, not better. But is this really the case?[read more]

Ocean Warming, Sea Level Rise And Polar Ice Melt Speed Up, Surface Warming Follows

September 27, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Where Climate Change Happens

Much of the media believes climate change isn’t what gets measured and reported by scientists, but is somehow a debate between scientists and deniers. So we are subject to stories like 'Controversy over U.N. report on climate change as warming appears to slow.'[read more]

Is Sea Level Rise Entering the Mainstream?

August 26, 2013 by David Hone
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Sea Level Rise

Mid-August is never a great time for activity on the climate front, particularly not in holiday bound Europe. Perhaps the “highlight” of the week was the leak of a late draft of the upcoming Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC WG1 5th Assessment Report.[read more]

Al Jazeera's Best-In-Class Coverage Of IPCC Climate Change Report

August 23, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change and Media Coverage

TV news has been doing a pretty good job of covering the leaked Climate Change report from the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, but the winner for best coverage of the leaked report would seem to be Al Jazeera America.[read more]

Media Slammed For Limited Analysis Of Major Report On Climate Change

August 15, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change Report

The Columbia Journalism Review has criticized major media outlets for inadequate coverage of NOAA’s annual State of the Climate report. In its critique, CJR points out that the mainstream press provided surprisingly limited analysis.[read more]