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. Material is 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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CCNF to present at AGU Fall Meeting: “Advancing Science Literacy Through the Climate Change National Forum”

October 6, 2014 8:08 am0 comments
AGU Fall Meeting

UPDATE 11/12/2014:  If you plan on attending AGU14, we hope to see you at Dr. Nielsen-Gammon’s oral session and that you stop by CCNF’s booth (#2714) in the exhibit hall during the peak hours. Stay tuned for more CCNF updates and events to be announced on our Twitter feed, @ClimateChangeNF! Advancing Science Literacy Through the […]

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Scientists Talking Dirty: On “climate mitigation” and the goal of limiting warming to 2ºC (3.6ºF)?

October 1, 2014 2:31 pm0 comments
Scientists Talking Dirty: On “climate mitigation” and the goal of limiting warming to 2ºC (3.6ºF)?

Intro by Michael Quirke: In light of last week’s climate summit, I’ve asked for some thoughts from the scientists on “climate mitigation,” which entails reducing fossil fuel combustion or capturing and storing emissions. [1] In the context of climate change, “mitigation” can be a very dirty word for conservatives because it implies more government intervention […]

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UN Climate Summit: Obama and Chinese Vice President seek global pledge on climate change; what’s at stake based on latest Forum dialogue

September 29, 2014 7:03 pm0 comments
President Obama speaking at the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday. Source: Ibnnews.com. Republished under fair use.

President Barack Obama called for more ambition and action on the part of all nations to address climate change at the UN Climate Summit in New York City on Tuesday. “We cannot condemn our children, and their children, to a future that is beyond their capacity to repair,” he said. […]

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How hot is it going to get and how fast? A chat with Scott Denning on climate sensitivity

July 30, 2014 5:09 pm0 comments
How hot is it going to get and how fast? A chat with Scott Denning on climate sensitivity

Climate sensitivity has become a regular topic of conversation in the Forum, and—as this layman has discovered—it is a central concept to understanding how the climate system works. Most importantly, through climate sensitivity you can get a scientist’s best answer to the million-dollar question of “How hot is it going to get?” […]

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FORUM REPORT 01

July 21, 2014 9:06 pm0 comments
FORUM REPORT 01

Foreword by Michel Quirke: In these Forum Reports, I will be doing my best to inform readers on who said what in Climate Change National Forum and why it matters. The CCNF scientists have published a lot of material in these last 7 months, so it might take around four Forum Reports to get caught up, […]

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Goals for CCNF’s “LET’S SCALE UP!” fundraising, recruitment, and strategic development campaign

July 16, 2014 12:46 pm0 comments
Goals for CCNF’s “LET’S SCALE UP!” fundraising, recruitment, and strategic development campaign

This July and August is “make it or break it” time for Climate Change National Forum! We’ve demonstrated some considerable success thus far. Can we capitalize on this success by continuing our momentum and scaling up? Here are the goals for this summer’s “LET’S SCALE UP” campaign: 1. Raise funds […]

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National Climate Assessment: Climate change effects are already being felt across country, will grow more severe in time. “Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” states the report’s introduction.

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National Climate Assessment

Note by Michael Quirke: In case you missed it, the federal government released the National Climate Assessment (NCA) in May. The report concluded that man-made climate change is already impacting every region of the United States in negative ways. The CCNF journalism team had this write-up on the media coverage of the report a week after its release, and […]

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Introduction to the new “CCNF News & Reports” section

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Introduction to the new “CCNF News & Reports” section

Welcome to the new “CCNF News & Reports” section! The purpose of this section is to provide a space for journalists to cover and chronicle this national dialogue on climate change. The job of the CCNF journalist is to fairly and accurately report on this national dialogue to the general […]

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