CCNF ceased operations in February 2016, and this website is no longer active. Thank you to all the contributors that made the Forum a success. We had a good run! -MAQ

CCNF Columnist-members elect new board for 2015

January 8, 2015 2:14 pm0 comments
CCNF Columnist-members elect new board for 2015

On the third day of the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco – December 17, 2014 – CCNF’s voting-members gathered together (some virtually) at an apartment a few blocks away from the Moscone Center and conducted CCNF’s annual Members’ Meeting for 2014 and elected a new board for 2015! Here’s a quick introduction to the new leadership […]

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CCNF’s Google Analytics: First 11 months (1/1/2014 – 12/1/2014)

January 4, 2015 1:00 pm0 comments
CCNF’s Google Analytics: First 11 months (1/1/2014 – 12/1/2014)

The snapshots below are meant to provide potential sponsors with some insight on the audience that CCNF has gained in its first 11 months. For some insight into the types of people, scientists, thought leaders, groups, and institutions that make up our audience, check out CCNF’s followers on Twitter. Please keep […]

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“What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps” [For fact checking & commentary]

December 16, 2014 1:36 am0 comments
“What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps” [For fact checking & commentary]

I recently discovered this video—”What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps”—by Dr. Joe Hanson, a popular #SciComm writer and the creator-host of ‘It’s Okay To Be Smart‘ on PBS. I circulated a number of his steps on CCNF’s internal platform and received the following responses from Drs. Will Howard and Scott Denning, which I […]

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Earth System Sensitivity, the Albedo Effect, and “What Has the Future Ever Done for Me?”

December 11, 2014 9:09 pm4 comments
Earth System Sensitivity, the Albedo Effect, and “What Has the Future Ever Done for Me?”

Summary of Comments from the CCNF Scientists’ Comment Thread: — Dr. Bart Verheggen: The albedo effect due to the response from the big ice sheets is excluded (or held constant) in estimating [equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS)]… That’s why e.g. Dr. Jim Hansen and others call [ECS] the “fast feedback sensitivity,” since the […]

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If We Build It, Will They Fund?

November 29, 2014 8:17 am0 comments
If We Build It, Will They Fund?

The goals of Climate Change National Forum are to detribalize the issue of climate change; advance climate literacy across the American public, especially among the misinformed and uninformed; and serve as a neutral platform for an unprecedented and enduring bi-partisan national dialogue on what can or should be done as a nation — one […]

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The New Climate Pact Between U.S. and China, Details and Reactions

November 20, 2014 10:16 am1 comment
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bejing on Wednesday, November 12th, after announcing the climate pact between their two countries. Republished under fair use.

The U.S. and China have reached a landmark agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the coming decades. The deal was announced last week by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a joint press conference in Beijing after months of secret negotiations between the two administrations. The U.S. and China are the world’s two largest […]

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Continuing National Dialogue Beyond Climate Week — From Deep in the Heart of Texas

November 17, 2014 9:01 am0 comments
Continuing National Dialogue Beyond Climate Week — From Deep in the Heart of Texas

Journalist’s note: This is CCNF’s latest press release. I am republishing here a little after-the-fact. Check it out on Chron.com. As world leaders conclude climate change discussions in New York, deep in the heart of Texas in the energy capital of the world, a small non-profit founded by leading scientists […]

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Key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report (official slide show)

November 7, 2014 6:29 am0 comments
Key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report (official slide show)

Journalist’s note (MQ): Below are the slides from the IPCC’s power point presentation (available for download) on the key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. The material is being republished here under fair use for educational purposes.  End.

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IPCC releases its Summary for Policymakers for its Fifth Assessment

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IPCC releases its Summary for Policymakers for its Fifth Assessment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) culminated its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change with the release of the Synthesis Report (SYR) and attendant Summary for Policymakers (SPM) last Saturday. The purpose of the SYR is to provide a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge on climate change, its projected […]

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NASA: Study Finds No Measurable Warming in Deep Ocean Since 2005 [General Commentary]

October 28, 2014 3:27 pm0 comments
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010

Summary of Comments from the CCNF Scientist Community: Dr. Andrew Dessler: This is interesting and will help us shake out problems in our understanding of where heat is being stored in the ocean.  That said… this result doesn’t tell us much about how much warming we’ll get over the next 100 years. — […]

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