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Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster

(Phys.org) —Scientific uncertainty is a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change, according to The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Stephan Lewandowsky ...

Apr 04, 2014 2.7 / 5 (30) 26

A new ocean for the desert

As I let the air out of my buoyancy vest and slip under the water of the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2 ocean, I hear a steady hum reminding me of the machinery working behind the scenes to filter the ...

Apr 01, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, America's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop ...

Apr 01, 2014 4.4 / 5 (5) 2

What will climate policy mean for coal?

Limiting climate change to 2 degrees C means shutting down coal power plants - an unpopular proposition for coal power companies. But a new study shows that delaying climate policies could prove even worse for power plant ...

Mar 31, 2014 4 / 5 (10) 13