Category Archives: natural climate influences

Science, warts and all, on show in Hobart

Rough edges reveal the true value of science. [18 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] For a good part of last week I was holed up in a Hobart conference centre with a few hundred scientists taking a hard look at … Continue reading

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Marcott: the shape of abrupt climate change

The most disturbing message out of a new temperature study going back 11.3 millennia is the speed and scale of modern warming compared with warming earlier in the Holocene. Ten thousand years ago, the last of the woolly mammoths were taking … Continue reading

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An “angry summer” raises questions about leadership

It’s a 500 to 1 bet that Australia’s summer of extremes really is caused by human-induced warming, says climatologist Will Steffen. [12 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] After an anxious week of smoke and ash from a wildfire threatening my … Continue reading

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