Posts Tagged Global Warming

Americans Rank Climate Change Among Lowest in International Poll

August 3, 2009
Americans Rank Climate Change Among Lowest in International Poll

Last week the Guardian reported on an opinion poll that found the American public ranking climate change lower in priority than almost any other nation included in the study.  We couldn’t even muster a majority (only 44% thought it should be a major focus) and delivered numbers that compared most closely with those of Iraq […]

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Global Warming = More Homicides

June 19, 2009

The New York Times published an article yesterday revealing a correlation between summer heat and homicide rates in NYC. The reason for the correlation reported by the Times is straightforward: more people get together to interact during warm summer months, increasing the likelihood of crime. If homicide rates correlate with air temperature, and if the […]

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‘Climate Refugees’ or ‘Environmentally Induced Migration’?

June 18, 2009
'Climate Refugees' or 'Environmentally Induced Migration'?

The New York Times recently reported on a new study which documents and forecasts the increasing prevalence of large-scale, climate change-induced displacement and migration of human populations. The bulky document is authored by a host of heavy-hitting agencies, including the United Nations, CARE, and Columbia University. As Tom Zeller points out, the report is packed […]

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New York is Getting Warmer and Wetter

February 19, 2009
New York is Getting Warmer and Wetter

What are You Going to do About it? As many people have heard, the New York City Panel on Climate Change released the Climate Risk Information (CRI) report this past Tuesday. Formed as part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC initiative to address the effects of a warming planet on New York City, CISC Director, Bill Solecki, […]

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A Cold Winter

January 28, 2009
A Cold Winter

Does Not Mean that Global Warming Isn’t Real The ushering in of our new president has been accompanied by an almost giddy excitement of a return to science. But apparently some would prefer to keep science in the closet on a few issues and a cold winter has provided fodder for the global warming denying […]

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