Bill Nye: Climate change & Louisiana floods



CLIMATE FEEDBACK: A voice for science in climate change media coverage


From the Guardian


Climate Change: A Wicked Problem (Press Release from U of Notre Dame)

New Book Discusses “Wicked” Problem of Climate Change - See more at: https://engineering.nd.edu/news-publications/pressreleases/new-book-discusses-201cwicked201d-problem-of-climate-change#sthash.LhKZcb4L.dpuf
New Book Discusses “Wicked” Problem of Climate Change - See more at: https://engineering.nd.edu/news-publications/pressreleases/new-book-discusses-201cwicked201d-problem-of-climate-change#sthash.LhKZcb4L.dpuf

Study by Climate Central

States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card

BBC Story


Tim Flannery Book:

Atmosphere of HopeSearching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis


Survey: Biophysical Scientists on Climate Change

The climate change consensus extends beyond climate scientists. Abstract Excerpt: The existence of anthropogenic climate change remains a public controversy despite the consensus among climate scientists. The controversy may be fed by the existence of scientists from other disciplines publicly casting doubt on the validity of climate science.... [W]e report on a survey of biophysical scientists across disciplines at universities in the Big 10 Conference.... [Our] results suggest that scientists who are climate change skeptics are outliers and that the majority of scientists surveyed believe in anthropogenic climate change....
Washington Post


NOAA: Fisheries Climate Strategy

Report: Fisheries Climate Science Strategy & Strategy Highlights. This "Strategy identifies seven objectives which will provide decision-makers with the information they need to reduce impacts and increase resilience in a changing climate."

Report: Climate Change on the Oregon Coast

A Citizen’s Guide to Adapting to Climate Change on the Oregon Coast is a 2 part report published by the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition containing a primer and set of papers written by Oregon experts in science, law, and policy.


NOAA: Report Confirms 2014 was Earth’s Warmest

The "State of the Climate" is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; compiled by NOAA, it is based on contributions from 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world.
2014 State of the Climate: Highlights
Press Release


Yale Project on Climate Change: Interactive US Opinion Poll Maps

Published in conjunction with a Nature Climate Change article, "Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA," these MAPS reflect public understanding of climate change from county, state, congressional district, to federal levels. Yale Article.


Study: Vulnerability of Colorado to Climate Change

Western Water Assessment collaborated with Colorado State U in a study of climate vulnerability.
Joint Press Release.


NOAA 2014 Fact Sheet On Climate Basics

Information brochures on various aspects of weather and climate.


UK Met Office: 2014 was UK's warmest year on record

According to the UK Met Office, not only do records show that 2014 was the warmest (and 4th wettest) year since 1910 for the UK, but the warmest since 1659 according to the world's longest running instrumental temperature series which is in Central England (the "Central England Temperature Series").
LSE Press Release: "UK's hottest year highlights Government's failure to tell public about impacts of climate change"
The Guardian: "2014 was UK's hottest year on record, says Met Office"
BBC News: "2014 confirmed as UK's warmest year"


World Wildlife Fund: Short Online Course "Key Concepts in Climate Adaptation"

See interactive course from WWF which includes discussion of such terms as "vulnerability, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation."

UNFCCC Adaptation Committee Releases Short Documentary

20 minute film discusses worldwide climate adaptation measures from this Committee:

See also: UNFCCC Newsroom website


Climate Change Encyclopedia

This 4 volume encyclopedia includes contributions from 100 authors.


16 minute film: Climate Change 2014

Experts discuss the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

Nicholas Stern Report

"Growth, Climate, and Collaboration: Towards Agreement in Paris 2015" discusses 4 key elements for a successful COP21:

  • The risks from unmanaged climate change are potentially immense and delay is dangerous.
  • The path to a low-carbon economy can be highly attractive, embodying strong and high quality growth, investment and innovation in the context of rapid global structural transformation
  • The agreement should be based on a shared commitment to creating “equitable access to sustainable development”
  • The agreement should be structured to facilitate dynamic and collaborative interactions between parties. Governments should not insist that an agreement be an internationally legally-binding treaty.

  • From LSE


    Study: CO2 Emissions Affect Earth Sooner than Previously Known

    Short videos, access briefing & full text of "Maximum warming occurs about one decade after a carbon dioxide emission" published in Environmental Research Letters by researchers Caldeira & Ricke (Carnegie Institution of Washington in CA).
    From the Abstract: "[N]o previous study has focused on examining how long it takes to reach maximum warming following a particular CO2 emission.... [W]e find the median time between an emission and maximum warming is 10.1 years ... [which means] that benefit ... from avoided ... emissions will be manifested within the lifetimes of people who acted to avoid that emission."


    Report from The Royal Society: Resilience to Extreme Weather

    How do we reduce the impact of extreme weather today while preparing ourselves for future changes? What can we do to build our resilience? Press Release - Summary Report; Guardian story; The Independent story.

    Documentary: Merchants of Doubt

    Clip & reviews on documentary based on the book by Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
    Guardian story: "Merchants of Doubt film exposes slick US industry behind climate denial"
    CBS News: New York Film Festival Review


    Finding Solutions: Climate CoLab at MIT

    Videos from conference "Crowds and Climate: From Ideas to Action." from MIT's Climate CoLab.
    MIT Press Release
    PRI story "An MIT project crowdsources local solutions in the fight against climate change"

    Website: US Climate Resilience Toolkit

    website & fact sheet; the "5 Steps to Resilience" covered are: Identify the Problem; Determine Vulnerabilities; Investigate Options; Evaluate Risks & Costs; & Take Action.


    Antilla Review of Painter's Climate Change in the Media

    In Environmental Communication, review of James Painter's Climate Change in the Media: reporting risk & uncertainty by Liisa Antilla. From Book Publisher: "Scientists and politicians are increasingly using the language of risk to describe the climate change challenge. Some researchers have argued that stressing the 'risks' posed by climate change rather than the 'uncertainties' can create a more helpful context for policy makers and a stronger response from the public. However, understanding the concepts of risk and uncertainty - and how to communicate them - is a hotly debated issue. In this book, James Painter analyses how the international media present these and other narratives surrounding climate change. He focuses on the coverage of reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and of the melting ice of the Arctic Sea, and includes six countries: Australia, France, India, Norway, the UK and the USA."


    Book: World's Shrinking Glaciers

    From U. of Arizona: "Taking their name from the old Scottish term glim, meaning a passing look or glance, in 1994 a team ... began developing a worldwide initiative to study glaciers ... [the] GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) initiative observes the world's glaciers .... [this] research, which confirms the shrinking of the world’s glaciers ... is [in] the new book “Global Land Ice Measurements From Space."
    Selected Chapter Highlights


    Climate Stories that "Didn't Make the News"

    Project Censored (Seven Stories Press): Each year since 1976, Project Censored from Sonoma State University (CA) has published a list of the top 25 underreported news stories which should be featured by US news media, but were largely absent due to media bias and self-censorship. No. 8: "Corporate News Ignores Connections Between Extreme Weather and Global Warming" and No. 1 "Ocean Acidification Increasing at Unprecedented Rate."


    Series of Short Climate Films: Green World Rising

    These films cover the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis. They're brought by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (produced by Tree Media). The series is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio & presented by Thom Hartmann. GreenWorldRising.

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    MA: King's College London; BA: University of Washington; Association of American Geographers; International Environmental Communication Association; CONTACT: liisa_antilla@hotmail.com PUBLISHED WORK Antilla, L. (2010) “Self-censorship and science: a geographical review of media coverage of climate tipping points,” Public Understanding of Science 19(2): 240-256; Antilla, L. (2005) “Climate of scepticism: US newspaper coverage of the science of climate change,” Global Environmental Change 15(4): 338-52