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If We are Serious About Carbon-Free Electricity, There Must Be More Nuclear Energy

November 10, 2014 by Milton Caplan

Carbon Reduction and Nuclear Adoption

Last month, we wrote about the ongoing push by the United Nations to combat climate change and its underwhelming support for nuclear power as an important part of the solution. To no one’s surprise, the final volume of the current IPCC report on climate change issued November 1 is no different.[read more]

World's Scientists Have 'High Confidence' In The 'Irreversible Impacts' Of Climate Inaction

November 8, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change and Inaction

Top scientists and governments have issued their bluntest plea yet to the world: Slash carbon pollution now or risk “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.” Scientists have “high confidence” these devastating impacts occur “even with adaptation” — if we keep doing little or nothing.[read more]

IPCC Scientists Emphasize Immorality Of Inaction By Focusing On 'Irreversible Impacts'

November 6, 2014 by Joseph Romm

The Risk of Climate Inaction


What is the biggest change in the new climate report from the IPCC by the world’s top scientists and governments, compared to the report that was released back in 2007? It can probably be summed up in one very foreboding word: “Irreversible.”[read more]

IPCC Report Released. Can and Will the World Act on Climate Change?

November 5, 2014 by Jared Anderson

IPCC Report Reactions

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released what it calls the Synthesis Report on Sunday, which incorporates findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report produced by over 800 scientists and released over the past thirteen months.[read more]

Reflections on the IPCC Synthesis Report

November 5, 2014 by David Hone

The release of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report Synthesis document on Sunday was a useful reminder of the wealth of measurements, observations and science behind the reality of the anthropocene era and the impact it is having on global ecosystems.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On Negative Climate Change Outlook

April 1, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Negative Climate Change Outlook

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its latest report on the current state of global warming, the risks it poses and mitigation efforts. The prognosis is negative, as the list of key risks laid out in the report describes.[read more]

Climate Change Damages Happening Now, More Severe Impacts Coming if We Don't Act: Key Findings from IPCC Report

April 1, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

IPCC Report Conclusions

The climate science community released its second report documenting the impacts of climate change around the world. This report follows on the heels of the earlier report that found that humans are causing global warming and this changing climate is already impacting us.[read more]

Cumulative Carbon Featured by IPCC

October 8, 2013 by David Hone

IPCC Report and Carbon

The IPCC Report presented further evidence of the case for anthropogenic climate change. But another important development was the concept that cumulative total emissions of CO2 and global mean surface temperature response are approximately linearly related.[read more]

Bracing for IPCC Impact

September 27, 2013 by David Hone

IPCC Impact

At the end of this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due to release the first part of its 5th Assessment Report, which will cover the science behind the climate change issue. Arguably this is the most important part; it lays out the foundation for all that is to follow.[read more]

Global Temperature Trends and the IPCC

September 19, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

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]


Was The IPCC Renewables Report Hijacked By Its Press Release?

August 30, 2011 by David Lewis

Remember when the news was that the IPCC had announced that renewables could power the world by 2050?  There has been a bizzaro controversy over this.  Prominent voices from across the spectrum of opinion on climate science weighed in on the same side.   A world class odd couple, Steve McIntyre and Mark Lynas, agreed...[read more]

At Top of the World, New Evidence of Melting in the Himalayas

June 30, 2010 by Keith Schneider

The IPCC error on the rate of Himalayan glacial melt was wrong, but not by much says new evidence.[read more]

Making sense of it all. Or not.

February 27, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

It’s no secret to those of you who join me regularly at this cyber soapbox that I have very little patience with the extremists at either end of the spectrum. The wackjob Cornucopians with their “everything will be fine, nothing to worry about, no need for us to do anything except have fun and try to make more money” nonsense are just...[read more]