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28 February 2022

AGU Statement on IPCC Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report

On behalf of our 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, AGU commends the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WGII) on its Sixth Assessment Report, AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.


10 March 2017

Conspiracy Theory Myths are Not Alternative Scientific Opinions. They are Just Wrong.

I saw this headline today: You see this kind of claim all over conspiracy theory sites online, but it’s just that: a silly conspiracy theory. Let me explain. This is the same as the Surgeon General saying that “We are not totally sure that the oxygen in the air is what keeps us alive”. The science is beyond overwhelming here because there’s no reasonable scientific doubt that the warming over …


2 November 2014

Amazing Photos From Astro Reid Highlight A Fragile Earth and an Even More Fragile Climate

The twitter pics posted by Reid Wiseman (@atro_reid) from high above Earth are just amazing, and I saw one shot in particular from earlier in the week that dove-tails nicely with the final release (Sunday) of the 5th IPCC report (WG3 here). The IPCC report was nothing less than blunt, saying we must get off of fossil fuels by the end of this century, and must especially get away from …


1 October 2014

Science haiku to communicate research and more

NOAA is doing it. Even the entire IPCC Report was boiled down to 19 illustrated haiku. Can science-themed haiku be used for education & outreach, or just for fun?


28 September 2013

IPCC Assessment 5 Summary for Policymakers and NCAR Conference Call

The IPCC WG1 Summary for Policy makers it out. Click the image for the pdf: The NCAR Audio is HERE. See my previous posts for more background and explanation.


22 September 2013

The Real Uncertainties In Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its 5th assessment report next Friday in Sweden. It’s the work of over 200 scientists, who have put together a summary of the peer-reviewed science published over the last several years, and it will almost certainly be bad news. You’re almost certain to hear some very ridiculous things in the coming days by those who fear the consequences of reducing our …