Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous

Obama tweeted yesterday: Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. @BarackObama Read the news release, Obama shared on twitter: Scientists say united on global warming, at odds with public view (Reuters) – Ninety-seven percent of scientists say global warming is mainly man-made but a wide public belief that experts are…

97 Percent of Peer-Reviewed Science Confirms Manmade Global Warming, Consensus Overwhelming

In the most comprehensive study to date, a new survey of over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers has found a 97% consensus in the peer-reviewed literature that humans are causing global warming. http://skepticalscience.com/97-percent-consensus-cook-et-al-2013.html     A paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters yesterday found that the number of scientific papers rejecting the thesis that humans…

Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change

By EDUARDO PORTER / New York Times: If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right? From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the Midwest Corn Belt, natural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately insured property…

It’s the Dark Snow Project

You can help crowd-fund an important scientific research trip — along with a videographer and journalist to cover it. Climate De-Crocker Peter Sinclair explains: On April 21, 2013, the Dark Snow Project brought a bit of Greenland to Manhattan, to illustrate the importance of this summer’s planned expedition to sample Greenland ice. It kicked off…