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Tuesday July 3rd 2012

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Forecasts For The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Forecasts For The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tropical storm Beryl (NASA image) – Dr. Jeff Masters via Wunderground The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. With two early season storms, Alberto and Beryl, having already come and gone, this year’s season has gotten off to a near-record early start. Since reliable record keeping began in 1851, only the hurricane [...]

Debunking A Gish Gallop Of Scientific Denial From The Financial Post

Debunking A Gish Gallop Of Scientific Denial From The Financial Post

by Dana Nuccitelli, via Skeptical Science Climate contrarians often exhibit what we have described as the 5 characteristics of scientific denialism.  These characteristics involve various ways in which people will deny scientific reality by rejecting and misrepresenting data and evidence.  These characterisitcs are often exhibited in the form [...]

Hurricane Season Highlights Dangers from Rising Seas

Hurricane Season Highlights Dangers from Rising Seas

By Erin Gustafson Today marks the beginning of hurricane season, a six-month period in which most of the United States’ hurricanes and tropical storms occur.  Of course, the east coast of Florida got the party started early this past Memorial Day weekend, hosting tropical storm Beryl with its 10 inches of rain and maximum sustained wind speed [...]

What makes sea-level rise?

What makes sea-level rise?

Last week the science community was shocked by the claim that 42% of the sea-level rise of the past decades is due to groundwater pumping for irrigation purposes. What could this mean for the future – and is it true? The causes of global sea level rise can be roughly split into three categories: (1) thermal expansion of sea water as it warms up, [...]

Yes, Deniers And Confusionists, The IEA And Others Warn Of Some 11°F Warming by 2100 If We Keep Listening To You

Yes, Deniers And Confusionists, The IEA And Others Warn Of Some 11°F Warming by 2100 If We Keep Listening To You

It always amazes me how many climate bloggers don’t know the scientific literature and don’t use Google to check key facts. And so, in the annals of phony attacks on climate realists, such as International Energy Agency chief economist Fatih Birol (and me), we now have the most inane. Our bunny friend Eli Rabbet has a brilliant post [...]

Romney’s Colorado Speech Backfires: Town Residents Contradict Campaign Talking Points

Romney’s Colorado Speech Backfires: Town Residents Contradict Campaign Talking Points

Campaigning in Craig, Colorado yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign claimed that no clean energy jobs exist in the state — even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are more than 70,000 of them. Romney also made another blunder: By using the town of Craig has an example of a “hurting” community in coal country, his [...]

Romney Implies That Colorado Doesn’t Have Clean Energy Jobs, Despite The State Having More Than 70,000 Of Them

Romney Implies That Colorado Doesn’t Have Clean Energy Jobs, Despite The State Having More Than 70,000 Of Them

by Jessica Goad Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Craig, Colorado this morning, where he slammed the Obama administration for its energy policies. Romney implied in his speech that there are no clean energy jobs in Colorado, an assertion that is blatantly untrue. And then of course there’s his plan for energy. [...]

Top Florida Environmental Official Suspended After Denying Permit For Controversial Business Development

Top Florida Environmental Official Suspended After Denying Permit For Controversial Business Development

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is entrusted with maintaining the balance between business interests and the delicate ecology of Florida’s precious wetlands. But in the last several years, officials at the DEP who have sought to regulate the expansion of development in order to protect these valuable natural resources [...]

Must-See TEDx Video: If You Want Them To Remember, Tell A Story

JR: I’m a big fan of narratives and their rhetorical cousins, extended metaphors, as I discuss in my forthcoming book. This video is a must-see for those who want to be better communicators. by Tom Smerling, via ClimateBites After watching this TEDx clip, you may never want to stand before an audience again without pausing, at least [...]

Long-Term Fishery Investments Starting To Pay Off

Long-Term Fishery Investments Starting To Pay Off

by Michael Conathan Earlier this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual “Status of Stocks” report to Congress outlining the overall health of our nation’s fisheries. To the relatively small cadre of fish geeks (myself included), the release of this document is a major event. It lacks the panache of [...]

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