Hurricane Patricia drew immediate attention by intensifying from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in a single day. It soon developed the fastest winds ever recorded in a western hemisphere storm. Meteorologists and climate scientists have already begun their scientific investigations of how a cyclical El Niño and […]
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Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in...
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which mandates...
The idea we might need nuclear power to save biodiversity from the effects of climate change is one that could not have...
Below is an excerpt from a CCNF debate between Bob Inglis — former Republican Representative (SC, ’93-’99, ’05-’11) and current Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”), and Sam Thernstrom —Executive Director of the Energy Innovation Reform Project, Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest, and former Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The […]Read more ›
Recent observations of the Atlantic deep ocean overturning circulation, called the Atlantic Meridional (north-south) Overturning (up-down) Circulation, or AMOC, also known as the Great Conveyor Belt, or Thermohaline Circulation, shows that it has been decreasing since 2004, the time for which detailed measurements are available from the RAPID program. Climate […]Read more ›
“Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet,” Pope Francis began in his first papal encyclical on the environment last week. In his far-reaching 184-page letter titled “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home” the pope said the […]Read more ›
Below are a set of excerpts from a CCNF virtual session with Ben Franta, PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a board member of the group Divest Harvard, and Geoffrey Supran, MIT Energy Fellow and leader of the group Fossil Free MIT. The transcript is minimally […]Read more ›
Houston, Texas (CCNF) July 11, 2015 — Already a trusted source for citizens and educators wanting to hear what real climate scientists have to say about climate change, CCNF has now opened up its online forum to an ongoing discussion on values and begun hosting a bipartisan debate on climate policy […]Read more ›
The effects of climate change on individual extreme events consist of thermodynamic changes and atmospheric circulation changes. In a new opinion piece in Nature Climate Change, Kevin Trenberth, John Fasullo, and Ted Shepherd (TFS) argue that we should be focusing on the thermodynamic changes. While I agree that such an […]Read more ›