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Climate Uncertainty Grows

New research suggests climate models are overstating the cooling effects of clouds. This is bad news for two very different reasons.

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Plants Absorb Much More Carbon Than Previously Thought

New research suggests that plants absorb much more carbon than previously thought, potentially explaining some of the problems with current climate models. Once again, the green claim that climate science is somehow “settled” is proven wrong.

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How Little We Know About Our Climate

A new study suggests that we’ve been underestimating the amount of heat stored in the upper levels of our planet’s oceans by 24 to 55 percent. Just a reminder: Climate science is anything but settled.

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New Study: Temperature Targets Are Ineffective Climate Policy Tools

Authors of a new study in the journal Nature argue that the well-known 2 degrees Celsius target, popular amongst climate activists and policymakers, is a poor metric by which to set climate policies.

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The Most Futile March Ever

A loud Green march in New York City today drowned out an important essay on the unsettled nature of climate science in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal by a former Obama Administration official. We wish the activists had kept their carbon footprint lower by staying at home and grappling with the essay’s contents rather than traipsing to New York City for political theater.

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Scientists: Break in Global Warming Could Last Until 2025

A new study suggests the recent slowdown in global warming could last for another decade. That’s good news in the short-term, but it highlights our woeful lack of understanding of our climate.

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The Party of Pseudoscience?

Democrats are significantly more likely than independents and Republicans to believe that astrology is scientifically based, according to NSF research. So much for the “party of science” meme.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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