Climate change

Experts: To curb climate change, get the rich to adopt reforms

September 30 (UPI) – The rich have a larger carbon footprint than their affluent neighbors, several studies have confirmed. According to new research, published Thursday in the journal Nature Energy, they also have a greater ability to effect change. For the new study, scientists have identified five ways rich and well-connected people disproportionately impact global […]

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Bjorn Lomborg: Blaming deadly floods and wildfires on climate change comes in handy for politicians

The media pay disproportionate attention to plane crashes, but just reporting many stories of plane crashes does not provide a good insight into transportation safety. You need statistics to realize that planes are much safer than cars. Alarmist climate reports are now causing the same problem with ever-proliferating stories of extreme heat waves, floods and […]

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Low Oxygen Levels Along the Pacific Northwest a ‘Silent’ Climate Change Crisis

Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon, one of the state’s major Dungeness crab fishing towns. (Gino Rigucci / Dreamtime / TNS) SEATTLE – Almost two decades ago, fishermen discovered a strange event off the coast of Oregon. They were collecting pots of dead or lethargic crabs. At first they suspected a chemical spill or a red […]

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Treasury model on climate change finds economy ‘resilient to natural disasters’

Peter Meecham / Stuff The Treasury has attempted to account for some of the costs of climate change in its long-term fiscal position report. More severe droughts and storms due to climate change could cause New Zealand’s net public debt to be about 4 percentage points higher than otherwise, over the next 40 years, according […]

Climate models

How scientists can predict the future: the importance of climate models

Part of a scientist’s duty in today’s disinformation environment is to persuade the public about how science works. Making precise and measured projections about the future is necessary to convince the public to believe in science. Is it possible to make accurate predictions about how the world will look 50 years from now? (Photo: Photo […]

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How Scientists Predict Climate Scenarios – Enter the World of Climate Models

The climate of our planet is an extremely complex subject. Of course, the underlying principles are simple, but incorporating the interaction between all the different elements is a very difficult task. To assess the situation on a large scale, researchers often turn to what are called climate models. A climate model is a quantitative simulation […]