26 Aug '11, 7pm

Dot Earth Blog: On Warming and U.S. Hurricane Strikes

The author and climate campaigner Bill McKibben , fresh from protests over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline , wrote today, “Irene’s got a middle name — and it’s global warming .” McKibben and his source for data on the storm, Wunderground meteorologistI Jeff Masters , are right when they say this storm is being fed by extremely warm sea temperatures and will be producing extraordinary rainfall (as I wrote on Wednesday ). [Hurricane updates are here .] But McKibben’s effort to use this United States hurricane landfall as a specter of things to come in a greenhouse-heated world doesn’t mesh with the science, which shows a measurable, though subtle, trend in the opposite direction. That’s why I agree with Keith Kloor’s conclusion that this kind of rhetoric is “undermining the legitimacy ” of the call to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. In 2008, researchers from the Nati...

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On Warming and U.S. Hurricane Strikes

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Aug '11, 6pm

In 2008, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and University of Miami published “Global wa...

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mnn.com 26 Aug '11, 3pm

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mnn.com 26 Aug '11, 8pm

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channelnewsasia.com 26 Aug '11, 8pm

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thedailygreen.com 26 Aug '11, 2pm

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Irene weakens to Category One hurricane: US govt

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straitstimes.com 27 Aug '11, 12pm

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A question lingered in the background of #Irene: Was this weather disaster caused by climate change?

A question lingered in the background of #Irene...

onearth.org 26 Aug '11, 4pm

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thedailygreen.com 26 Aug '11, 3pm

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treehugger.com 25 Aug '11, 9pm

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Dot Earth Blog: Good Odds of First U.S. Hurricane Strike Since 2008

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Aug '11, 6pm

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All of Hurricane Irene captured in this image from our Terra satellite, Thursday ~noon ET. #hurricaneirene

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Aug '11, 12pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Aug '11, 6am

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Dot Earth Blog: Hurricane Irene – The Endgame

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 27 Aug '11, 4am

By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

Dot Earth Blog: Hurricane Irene – The Endgame

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 27 Aug '11, 4am

By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

Dot Earth Blog: Hurricane Irene – The Endgame

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 27 Aug '11, 4am

By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...