Government documents used to prepare for climate change are kept secret after the trial of the Administrative Court of Appeal

Conflicts within the Coalition over climate policy have made it difficult for civil servants to give honest advice about preparing for worsening extreme weather such as floods and fires, according to sworn testimony of a senior bureaucrat. Key points: The government has withheld a number of “war game” climate scenarios from the public, claiming the … Read more

What will it take to achieve successful climate action?

It has been 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was finalized and opened for signature. Since then, countries have held 27 rounds of negotiations with the aim of implementing policies that would limit the impacts of climate change. Despite this, carbon emissions continue to increase. My new paper takes lessons … Read more

Comment: Climate change bothers me. And you

Shelby Frink’s first tree bear. Image: Anne Proctor By Shelby Frink There’s nothing exotic about deer hunting when you live in a Mid-Michigan farming community. While it might be a rite of passage for many, it wasn’t for me. I grew up preferring comfort in life. And tree stands are uncomfortable. It wasn’t until seventh … Read more

How NASA Plans To Dig Up The Dirt Of Climate Change – A Teachable Moment

Learn about the role dust plays in Earth’s climate, why scientists are interested in studying dust from space, and how to engage students in science with JPL’s STEM resources. NASA’s instruments launched to the International Space Station in early summer will explore how dust affects global temperatures, cloud formation and the health of our oceans. … Read more