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…

The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats

Journalist and historian in war studies Gwynne Dyer discusses his book “Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats,” presented by Harvard Book Store. Dyer explores the cultural and political ramifications of climate change, such as dwindling resources, population shifts, natural disasters, epidemics, crashing economies, and political extremism. More lectures at http://forum-network.org

Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

By Elliott Negin / Huffington Post: This six-part series, “Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation,” documents that the press routinely cites climate contrarian think tanks without reporting their ties to the fossil fuel industry. Part 1: A Glaring Lapse in Climate and Energy Coverage One of my morning rituals is…