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In 1917, Albert Einstein plugged what he dubbed the “cosmological constant” into his equations explaining why the universe didn’t collapse under its own gravity. He later abandoned the concept, calling it his “biggest blunder.” Today, three astronomers won the Nobel prize for proving Einstein’s original theory correct. It’s no surprise that modern scientists are still […]
The Obama administration cut corners when it produced a key scientific document underpinning its decision to regulate climate-changing pollution, an internal government watchdog said today.
Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science drew little attention.
A paper prepared by global financial institutions on how to mobilize funds to fight climate change recommends trimming subsidies for fossil fuels and putting a price on carbon emissions of $25 a ton.
Relying more on natural gas and less on coal would do “little” to slow down global warming despite far less carbon dioxide being released, a new study found.
As President Clinton famously once observed, politics is a contact sport. And the politics surrounding climate science is no exception. The latest example stems from the climate establishment’s reaction to a research paper by University of Alabama climatologist Roy Spencer published in the geography journal, Remote Sensing. (Dr. Spencer, who also happens to be on […]
Global warming crusader Al Gore says meat heavy diets might be partly responsible for global warming.
As Houston and Texas set new temperature and drought records, the power grid has come under increased stress. Not just from demand, but because the water for cooling of some steam generation plants has become too warm for the the generation system. While scientists have considered this possibility, the scale of the problem in Texas is quite problematic. […]
Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania researcher who’s been a target of climate-change skeptics, was cleared of wrongdoing by U.S. investigators in the flap surrounding e-mails hacked from a U.K. university.
Every January, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases a temperature report asserting that the previous year was of the warmest on record. Its latest report, published this week, was no exception: “According to NOAA scientists, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, beginning in 1880. This […]