- Climate Science
Challenges in getting the big picture
A wide variety of researchers, tools and scientific disciplines are looking at different aspects of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet to understand what may be happening to it as our climate changes.
With climate change, will extreme weather become norm?
The North Country experienced about a 50-degree swing in two days; this increased to a 67-degree temperature change in three days, columnist Ray Johnson writes.
Solar: one of many renewable solutions for energy needs
Solutions do exist, and we need to be aware of all the options before us, columnist Ray Johnson writes.
Science supports changing climate
Positive efforts with renewable energy underway, columnist Ray Johnson writes.
Coal: An inexpensive source of energy with many 'externalities'
Ray Johnson explains how the externalities of coal are negative and the problems associated with its use.
Heat transport to the arctic and the corresponding changes
Heat energy always moves from a warm place to a cool place, and the equator and the latitudes immediately above and below it do exactly the same thing, Raymond Johnson writes.
Big numbers, geography and land use changes
Ray Johnson discusses the amount of carbon dioxide we put in the atmosphere and the effect it brings.
Changing climate changes the jet stream, which changes weather
What is going on with our recent weather? A colder than usual May, record amounts of rain in May/June, and now in July a major heat wave concurrent with a record level of water in Lake Champlain.
Ocean temps, fisheries tell their own climate change story
Was it a coincidence that additional heat energy in the ocean and atmosphere caused the â€œlargest hurricane in Atlantic history" in the fall of 2012?
Cherry picking through climate-science data
One definition of "cherry picking" is to highlight or extract "data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion" of data that might contradict a point of view, writes columnist Ray Johnson.
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