Climate Disasters: New Baylor Study Explores How People Respond

From Baylor University News Study looks into the interaction of knowledge, risk perceptions and action as it relates to climate events New results from a Baylor University study show that different behaviors and strategies lead some families to cope better and emerge stronger after a weather-related event. Dr. Sara Alexander, an applied social anthropologist at…

NOAA says 2010 tied with 2005 for warmest year in the surface temperature record

Press release: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110112_globalstats.html NOAA: 2010 Tied For Warmest Year on Record According to NOAA scientists, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature record, beginning in 1880. This was the 34th consecutive year with global temperatures above the 20th century average. For the contiguous United States alone, the 2010 average…

Earth's changing atmosphere

Guest Post by Erl Happ This article investigates the sources of natural climate variation.  This is a long post but it’s a big subject. Before you get half way through, your perception of the way things are, will have changed. You might even begin to smile inwardly, as if a burden had been removed from…

Supreme court rejects hearing Hurricane Katrina AGW claim

From BusinessInsurance.com: Supreme Court won’t hear global warming case WASHINGTON —The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday not to review a pivotal global warming case brought by coastal residents seeking damages for property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. In Ned Comer et al. vs. Murphy Oil USA et al., a group of Mississippi property owners alleged…