IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change RealClimate.org Vote Compass: What Australians think about the big political issues Updated Mon 11 Nov 2013, 1:23pm AEDT The ABC's Vote Compass policy tool received more than 1.4 million responses during the 2013 federal election campaign. We've now crunched the enormous final dataset, weighted it against Census information and are releasing the full data so you can find out who thinks what about the key political issues facing Australia. Interactive map: View the Vote Compass data by location to see what voters in every electorate think about the big issues. Explore the full Vote Compass dataset by choosing a question, and then selecting what demographic breakdown of responses you'd like to see. Issues Final Report Share this data: What is this? When Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called the federal election for September 7, the ABC immediately launched Vote Compass. By election day, we had received more than 1.4 million responses, as people used the tool to see how their views compared to the parties' policies. After weighting, the effective sample size is 573,444.
Global warming Global mean land-ocean temperature change from 1880 to 2014, relative to the 1951–1980 mean. The black line is the annual mean and the red line is the 5-year running mean. The green bars show uncertainty estimates. Source: NASA GISS. The map shows the 10-year average (2000–2009) global mean temperature anomaly relative to the 1951–1980 mean. Fossil fuel related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to five of the IPCC's "SRES" emissions scenarios. Global warming and climate change can both refer to the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects, although climate change can also refer to any historic change in climate. Scientific understanding of the cause of global warming has been increasing. Climate model projections were summarized in the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the IPCC. Observed temperature changes Temperature changes vary over the globe. Initial causes of temperature changes (external forcings)
Climate Action Tracker Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement? There are signs the climate movement could be on the verge of a remarkable and surprising victory. If we read the current context correctly, and if the movement can adjust its strategy to capture the opportunity presented, it could usher in the fastest and most dramatic economic transformation in history. This would include the removal of the oil, coal and gas industries from the economy in just a few decades and their replacement with new industries and, for the most part, entirely new companies. It would be the greatest transfer of wealth and power between industries and countries the world has ever seen. To understand this incredible potential we first have to step back and understand the unique structure of this social change movement, which may rank among the most influential in history. That is the reality of the climate movement – it is massive, global, powerful, and on the right side of history. Is that it? Most definitely not.
Project on Climate Change · Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies April 09 2014 | Research Reports New Commentary Urges Climate Scientists to “Set the Record Straight” We just published a commentary in Earth’s Future, a new online, open-access journal published by the American Geophysical Union. In the commentary, we argue that the climate science community needs to do more to communicate the scientific consensus because: (a) most Americans don’t know there is a scientific consensus on this point; (b) this lack of awareness undermines people’s engagement in the issue; and (c) research by our team – and others – has shown that simple messages that communicate this basic scientific conclusion are highly effective, especially with political conservatives. We encourage you to download the commentary and join the effort to set the record straight. Continue reading YPCCC Director Advises on Showtime Series About Global Warming Continue reading Climate Change Vulnerability in NW Alaska The Arctic is on the front lines of climate change. Continue reading Topics
Global Climate Change: Research Explorer- The Exploratorium The earth’s climate has warmed and cooled for millions of years, since long before we appeared on the scene. There’s no doubt that the climate is growing warmer currently; indications of that change are all around us. Though climate change isn’t new, the study of how human activity affects the earth’s climate is. The exploration of climate change encompasses many fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, oceanography, and even sociology. At this Web site, you can explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. You’ll also get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena—how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions.
Skeptical Science Global-Warming Denial Hits a 6-Year High Fox News on the morning of September 27, 2013, covering the new IPPC report on climate change.Media Matters/Fox News The latest data is out on the prevalence of global warming denial among the US public. And it isn't pretty. The new study, from the Yale and George Mason University research teams on climate change communication, shows a 7-percentage-point increase in the proportion of Americans who say they do not believe that global warming is happening. The percentage of Americans who believe global warming is human-caused has also declined, and now stands at 47 percent, a decrease of 7 percent since 2012. At the same time, the survey also shows an apparent hardening of attitudes. Overall, more Americans now say they have all the information they need to make up their minds about the climate issue, and fewer say they could easily change their minds: The obvious question is, what happened over the last year to produce more climate denial?