What can really be done by 2050?

February 15, 2015 7:20 pm0 comments
What can really be done by 2050?

The calls for climate action are becoming louder and bolder as the weeks continue to countdown towards COP21 in Paris. Perhaps none have been as bold as the recent call by The B Team for governments to commit to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and […]

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A Case of False False Balance, or Global Warming as a Drag on Progress

January 30, 2015 7:28 pm2 comments
A Case of False False Balance, or Global Warming as a Drag on Progress

Media Matters for America cannot be accused of false balance.  It’s one-sided.  It’s dedicated, as its website reports, to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. It’s entirely possible to be both one-sided and accurate.  But in this post, I’m going to look at a case where […]

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The answer lies after 2050, probably not before

January 13, 2015 4:46 pm1 comment
Peak warming vs cumulative carbon

The global energy system works on timescales of decades rather years. When considering the changes required in managing the climate issue, the short to medium term takes us to 2050 and the long term is 2100! As such, drawing long term conclusions based on a 2050 outlook raises validity issues. […]

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AGU Fall Meeting Presents Opportunity for Critical Mass, Future National Success

January 10, 2015 8:45 pm0 comments
AGU Fall Meeting Presents Opportunity for Critical Mass, Future National Success

CCNF’s leadership and staff recently spent an entire week attending the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Held at the Moscone Center on the week before Christmas and lasting five days, the annual conference is the largest gathering of earth, climate, & space scientists in the world, and […]

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I’m not a scientist—but your poster blows my mind: Highlights & Bloopers at AGU14

January 8, 2015 8:12 pm0 comments
Poster hall at AGU14 during a period of peak activity. Credit: AGU

#1 Highlight: Watching science happen in a poster hall Checking out a poster hall during a period of peak activity was by far the absolute coolest experience during my time at the AGU Fall Meeting (AGU14). One walks into a giant hall filled with rows upon rows of posters, and each poster features […]

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Slinging CCNF at the AGU Fall Meeting… With a light dose of Texas swagger

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Slinging CCNF at the AGU Fall Meeting… With a light dose of Texas swagger

David and I were posted at our booth and ready to rock when  Monday evening’s “Ice Breaker” kicked off and the exhibit hall opened up for the first time at the recent American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting for 2014 (AGU14). Accomplishing this while keeping within CCNF’s modest budget of the week meant spending the better part […]

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We’ve built it, but will they fund? Need sponsors for scientifically grounded ‘Grand Debate’ on national climate policy

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We’ve built it, but will they fund? Need sponsors for scientifically grounded ‘Grand Debate’ on national climate policy

The first phase for this journalism experiment was fairly simple: Customize the website I had created for the issue of climate change in accordance with the board’s guidance; issue a national call to the Fellows and scientist-members of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Institute of Physics to participate in an open Socratic […]

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CCNF Columnist-members elect new board for 2015

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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]

Intro by Michael Quirke: I recently discovered this “What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps” video by Dr. Joe Hanson, a popular #SciComm writer & creator/host of PBS Digital Studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart. It was published on YouTube six days ago and has […]

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