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Reports probe prospects for climate action on Capitol Hill

By SueEllen Campbell on Feb 4, 2021

We have seen much of what President Biden's administration will be doing about climate change through Executive Office actions. But what about the legislative branch? With Democrats holding the slimmest possible edge in the Senate and a modest edge in the...

The pros and cons of planting trees to address global warming

By Bruce Lieberman on Mar 19, 2020

It seems like such a simple, straightforward, empowering idea: plant trees - a lot of trees - all over the world, and watch the planet's temperature fall. Who doesn't love a tree or two, even far more - the right tree in the right place? Along with the...

Clean energy facts belie common myths

By Karin Kirk on Mar 18, 2019

Recent public opinion data from the Yale Program on Climate Communication, publisher of this site, spells out what many have already noticed. More and more Americans accept the science of climate change, are worried about the problem, and say they are on...

Earth’s oceans are routinely breaking heat records

By Dana Nuccitelli on Feb 4, 2019

Introduction of thousands of Argo floats around the world since 2003 has greatly enhanced scientists' understanding of global oceans. (Photo credit: NASA) Two recently published peer-reviewed studies make clear that the planet's oceans are continuing to...

2018 – hottest La Niña year ever recorded

By Dana Nuccitelli on Dec 20, 2018

Once the final official global annual surface temperature is published, 2018 will be the hottest La Niña year on record, by a wide margin. It will be the fourth-hottest year overall, and the fourth consecutive year more than 1°C (1.8°F) hotter than...

The many ways climate change worsens California wildfires

By Dana Nuccitelli on Nov 13, 2018

Now designated as California's deadliest fire, the still-raging Camp Fire by November 13 had led to 42 deaths, with many residents still unaccounted for and more than 7,000 structures destroyed. (Image credit: NASA) California has been ravaged by record...

Books and reports on ‘truthsquading’

By Michael Svoboda, Ph.D. on May 31, 2018

Nearly forty years ago, when their own scientists confirmed what government and university researchers were learning about the likely consequences of the rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere, fossil fuel companies like Exxon and Shell faced a choice:...

How well have the models projected global warming?

By Zeke Hausfather on Oct 31, 2017

Credit: NASA Archive. Climate models, driven by atmospheric physics and biogeochemistry, play an important role in our understanding of the Earth's climate and how it will likely change in the future. Carbon Brief has collected prominent climate model...

About YCC

By Jan O'Brien on Aug 25, 2008

Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change, one of the greatest challenges and stories confronting modern...

Coronavirus doubters follow climate denial playbook

By Dana Nuccitelli on Apr 14, 2020

For the climate community, observing U.S. national political leaders' responses to the coronavirus pandemic has been like watching the climate crisis unfold on fast-forward. Many - particularly on the political right - have progressed through the same five...