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Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Science
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Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science 20.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boston • Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. The scientists, some dressed in white lab coats, called on President Donald Trump’s administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues. Geoffrey Supran, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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New supercomputer aids climate research in Wyoming 18.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs.
Ask a Scientist: Why NOAA matters for the West 17.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
CIRES head Waleed Abdalati answers our questions, the first in an occasional series.
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The climate fight isn’t just about facts 3.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
We should be talking about values and the kind of world we want.
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Trump adviser calling for overhaul of “junk science” at EPA 27.1.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A former adviser to President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team called for shrinking the regulator and overhauling the way it uses science to set policy.
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Mackerel, volcano offer climate change clues 23.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Portland, Maine • What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today’s era of global warming? Quite a bit, researchers say. A group of scientists and academics with the University of Massachusetts and other institutions made that assessment while conducting research about a long-ago calamity in New England that was caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora half a world away in 1815. A cooled climate led to deat... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nic...
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In Canada, a move to protect data from Trump 10.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Researchers and citizens are rushing to back-up government data on climate change and other issues, fearing political interference.
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Climate change experiment in Colorado mountains finds warming may slow upward migration of trees 27.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A $7 million government-backed climate change experiment over a decade in the Colorado high country -- using scaffolding and heat lamps to simulate global warming -- has found hotter air alone won't be enough for stressed conifers to survive by shifting to higher elevations.
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Piers Sellers, climate scientist turned astronaut, dies at 61 25.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Piers Sellers, a British-born climate scientist for NASA who remained optimistic about the fate of the Earth despite the grim climate change models he oversaw and who gained American citizenship to fulfill a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, died Dec. 23 in Houston. He was 61.
Cold temps are a recipe for skepticism about climate change, Utah State study says 22.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Feeling chilly? You might be inclined to call humbug on climate change, according to a new study from a Utah State University researcher. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that local weather conditions play a role in individuals’ beliefs about climate change. In areas that have experienced more record-breaking heat, locals are more likely to believe in human-caused climate change. But in areas where temperatures have dipped into unpreced...
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Debate: Before the Dark Times fall ... 22.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Remember the other day how I was on about how people were worried about what the minions of Donald Trump might do with vast quantities of government data about climate change — which Trump says isn’t real — so they were hurrying to squirrel it away on computers in Justin Trudeau’s science-beliving Canada and other places. — After fake news wins the day, Knowledge People look to Canada, California for sanctuary — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... The immediate image that conjures up, of c...
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Michael E. Mann: This is what the coming attack on climate science could look like 18.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
My Penn State colleagues looked with horror at the police tape across my office door. I had been opening mail at my desk that afternoon in August 2010 when a dusting of white powder fell from the folds of a letter. I dropped the letter, held my breath and slipped out the door as swiftly as I could, shutting it behind me. First I went to the bathroom to scrub my hands. Then I called the police. It turned out to be only cornstarch. And it was just one in a long series of threats I’ve received sinc... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Oil, gas industry launches counterattack ahead of DU vote on pulling investments 16.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
Colorado's energy industry went on the offensive Thursday ahead of an expected decision by University of Denver trustees about whether to pull investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies.
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Scientists are frantically copying US climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump 13.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in hopes of safeguarding it from any political interference. The efforts include a “guerrilla archiving event” in Toronto where experts will copy irreplaceable public data, meetings at the University of Pennsylvania focused on how to download as much federal data as possible in the coming weeks, ...
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Shrinking mountain glaciers are 'categorical evidence' of climate change, scientists say 13.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
From the rapidly melting Greenland ice sheet to increasing instability of West Antarctica, the world’s glaciers have become the dramatic face of climate change. But while ice loss at the poles often garners the most attention (thanks to its hefty potential contributions to global sea-level rise), other smaller glaciers all over the world are also steadily shrinking -- and scientists say they constitute some of the clearest signals of climate change on the planet. A new study, published Monday in...
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Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk “a bit of a shocker” 9.12.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
David Petraeus' former paramour says "it was a bit of a shocker" to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.
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Study: Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in US 5.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A new study says extreme downpours — like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia this year — will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently for parts of the Mississippi Delta. Scientists have long pointed out that warmer air holds more moisture, so man-made climate change will increase the frequency of extreme downpours. The increase, they say, has already started. The new study uses high-resolut...
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2016 on track for hottest year on record 14.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.N. weather agency says 2016 is set to break the record for the hottest year since measurements began in the 19th century.
Climate scientists and advocates nervously await Donald Trump’s environmental policies 13.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado scientists and advocates are nervously watching Donald Trump's proposed environmental policies, which they fear could slash federally funded research laboratories and worsen the effects of climate change.
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