Tag: climate science

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2013

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Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)

Can a Monkey Move From Climate Change?

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Roughly 9% of mammals will not be able to keep pace with a changing climate, according to a recent study. Find out why, and how the research might help improve conservation planning.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. What shapes American attitudes toward climate change? (Spoiler alert: not climate scientists.) (ArsTechnica, via Wired)
  2. A new industry standard may keep more cell phones out of landfills. (GreenBiz)
  3. In Michigan, renewables are now cheaper than coal. (CleanTechnica)
  4. What’s “left” and what’s “right” when it comes to climate change? (Grist)
  5. With its numbers dropping 99 percent (!) in some areas, sturgeon could be in some pretty serious trouble. (Green)

Because Moving Is Not an Option

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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It may be difficult to see the effects of climate change on your every day life. Of course, you don’t live on an island chain in the Pacific Ocean where the water is rising and the fish are disappearing.

How to Change a Climate Skeptic’s Mind

Written by | February 8th, 2011

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How do you convince Uncle Charlie that climate change is real? Conservancy climate scientist Evan Girvetz says new mobile apps and books might do the trick.

State of the Earth’s Climate 2010: Warmest & Wettest

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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2010 was the Earth’s warmest and wettest year on record — and it’s a taste of what climate change will bring our future, says Conservancy climate scientist Evan Girvetz.

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part II

Written by | August 26th, 2010

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Our debate on where communicating climate science went wrong continues with a look at what scientists need to do to regain the public’s trust…if anything.

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part I

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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It’s been a bad year for climate science communication — but who’s to blame? Scientists? Politicians? Al Gore? Five leading scientists discuss — read and let us know what you think!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green. Read on for the day’s top stories:

  1. A government ad campaign to raise awareness of climate change gets flack for “ignoring uncertainties” regarding climate science. (Green Inc.)
  2. Depending on who supplies your water, saving it could actually cost you more (but you should still do it). (Treehugger)
  3. The Christian Coalition backs Senator Lindsey Graham and announces its support for climate legislation. (Grist)
  4. A new report implies that demand for shark fin is getting out of control; group requests tighter regulations on global shark trade. (Yale E360)
  5. How to battle that no-fun cold the eco-friendly way. (Huffington Post Green)

Has ‘Climategate’ Damaged Science in the Public Eye? If So, What is to be Done?

Written by | February 23rd, 2010

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3 Nature Conservancy scientists respond — and say the road to restore science’s public reputation will require major shifts in focus.

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