From Paris to the Class Room

 FEB 8, 2016     TONI KLEMM Climate negotiations, like last December in Paris, are complex, complicated, and not always fruitful. Last year, an innovative class for undergraduates at the University of Oklahoma gave students hands-on experience of how climate policy is made. This fall the class will go online for everyone around the world to participate. Here … Continue reading From Paris to the Class Room

3rd National Climate Assessment Overview

 MAY 20, 2014     ROSIE RECORDS Photo credit: ian.umces.edu The third U.S. National Climate Assessment report, released in early May, provides a national synthesis of climate change and its effects that are already being felt across multiple sectors within the U.S., including coastal flooding and extreme heat in the Northeast, shrinking summer sea ice and thawing permafrost … Continue reading 3rd National Climate Assessment Overview

Obama Moves on Adaptation

 NOV 4, 2013     CARINA WYBORN Photo: gettyimages.com While the Australian Government is currently denying the links between bushfires and climate change (sigh…), President Obama has just released an executive order titled “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change”. It outlines policy objectives, processes to “modernise” Federal programs, directives to Federal agencies who manage land … Continue reading Obama Moves on Adaptation

Leaking of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and The Philosophy of Publishing

 JAN 21, 2013     WINSLOW HANSEN Photo: IPCC As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prepares to release its fifth assessment report, they asked for reviewers to read the draft and comment. Nearly anyone can sign up as and “expert reviewer” as long as they agree to confidentiality. In early December, one reviewer by the name of … Continue reading Leaking of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and The Philosophy of Publishing