Climate Science - General

Senator Kerry to Climate Change Denialists: "Prove us wrong or stand down"

In a speech today (16 December 2009) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) referred to  "those who look for any excuse to continue challenging the science," saying that they should "prove us wrong or stand down...Here in Copenhagen, now and forever, amateur hour is over. It’s time for science fact to trump science fiction.'

NASA: November was the Warmest on Record

NASA today (15 December 2009) updated its Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index with data for November 2009, indicating that the month was 0.68oC above the 1951-1980 mean, making it the warmest November on record. 

IUCN Names 10 Species on Climate Change “Hit List"

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), when it comes to species impacted by climate change, it’s more than just about polar bears.  The organization has just released a "hit list" of ten other "flagship" species being hardest hit by climate change.

Tibetan Scientists Report on Climate Change Impacts on the Tibetan Plateau

At a briefing in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday (11 December 2009), scientists and social scientists from Tibet released and discussed a new report on the impacts of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.

EPA Administrator Jackson in Copenhagen: "Climate change is real, and ... now is the time to act"

On Wednesday (9 Dec 2009) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson in Copenhagen, Denmark, responded to questions that recently have been raised about the scientific basis for action on climate change.

U.K. Met Office: 2010 Likely to be Warmest on Record

The U.K. Met Office says "it is more likely than not that 2010 will be the warmest year in the instrumental record, beating the previous record year which was 1998."

Melting glaciers speak for themselves

Evidence of warming can be seen all around the U.S. and the globe. WWF has launched a new photo and video gallery highlighting the impacts with stark images.  

New Brochure from Wildlife Conservation Society Features Selection of Wildlife Threatened by climate change

A pithy new brochure from the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animals facing threats from climate change.

World Meteorological Organization: 2009 Among Top Ten Warmest Years on Record

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today that based on January-October data, 2009 is likely to be among the top ten warmest years on record.

UK Met Office: This Decade is Warmest on Record

The UK Met Office today released data showing that the last ten years -- what it calls "the noughties" -- were the warmest period in the 160 year record. 

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