It is inevitable that when anyone anywhere tries to talk about climate change in relation to things in the here and now rather than some murky, distant future, a particular group descends to cluck their tongues and admonish everyone that climate change can’t be tied to any individual event . The “climate hawk” nomenclature favors a different term for the group: climate hens. [more]
ThingsBreak has an awesome interview with Nathan Urban up on our What’s New In Science sub-blog, on new research estimating the influence of carbon dioxide on the climate. It finds a weaker influence (and with less uncertainty) than many previous studies. The bunkosphere of course celebrates the result and takes matters a bit too far.