NIPCC-China Symposium

Published July 8, 2013

(From left to right: Dr. S. Fred Singer, Dr. Craig D. Idso, Professor Weihong Cui, Dr. Robert M. Carter, Dr. Madhav Khandekar) On Monday June 17, 2013 an International Symposium was held at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in Beijing, China, to exchange ideas and discuss important aspects of the debate over Earth’s rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration… Read More

2013 Chinese Translation
On Saturday June 15, 2013 an International Workshop was held in Beijing, China following the translation and publication of a Chinese edition of Climate Change Reconsidered. Approximately 20 researchers worked on the translation, which represents an abridgement of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change’s (NIPCC) 2009 and 2011 reports. This new volume represents a collaborative effort among the NIPCC and individuals from the Information Center for Global Change Studies and the Scientific Information Center for Resources and Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences… Read More

Cold Weather vs. Warm Weather: Which Kills More People? (2 Jul 2013)
In Portugal, as in many other countries where, in the words of Vasconcelos et al., low winter temperatures “are generally under-rated compared to high temperatures during summer periods,” cold weather is demonstrated to be “an important environmental hazard” that is much more deadly than the heat of summer… Read More

Hot-Water Climate-Change Refugia for Corals? (2 Jul 2013)
According to the authors of this study, nearshore reefs in the sheltered bays of Palau are valuable refuges to “buffer coral-reef ecosystems against climate change-induced disturbances”… Read More

The Near-Death Experience of South Andaman Island Corals (2 Jul 2013)
They apparently have what it takes to survive a horrible case of bleaching… Read More

PMIP2 Characterizations of the Mid-Holocene African Monsoon (3 Jul 2013)
Quite clearly, there is still a lot of work to be done by the climate modeling community before their models can perform acceptably, especially in the case of the West African Monsoon… Read More

Climate Models: Still Struggling to “Get It Right” (3 Jul 2013)
Another analysis of another set of models provides yet another list of unwanted deficiencies… Read More

Grassland Responses to Climate Change Induced Drought (3 Jul 2013)
In the words of the authors of this study, “our findings suggest that diverse grasslands throughout the globe have the potential to be resilient to drought in the face of climate change through the local expansion of drought-tolerant species,” which is good news for the future of grasslands worldwide… Read More