Climate Change

July 19, 2009 to July 23, 2009

Coastal Zone 09

This biennial international symposium on coastal and ocean management, sponsored by NOAA, will be on changes in the climate, shorelines, habitats, and policies.

June 22, 2009 to June 25, 2009

AMA Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Topics include regional challenges in forecasting, including tropical, severe weather, lake effect, mountain and winter weather. Also planned: a day trip to the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA.

June 1, 2009 to June 5, 2009

23rd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/19th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction

Topics include assessing current abilities to analyze and predict significant weather events and highlighting research under way to enhance those capabilities.

House Dems Reach Partial Deal, Soften Climate Bill

Marathon negotiations seem to have produced a deal on key points of climate-and-energy legislation among House Democrats. Energy Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced late Tuesday that he though he had enough votes to pass the compromise. It reportedly gives away about half of the CO2 credits to utilities and other heavy industry -- instead of auctioning them.

Source: NYTimes, 05/13/2009

The Biz: The Great Challenge: Getting the Climate Change Story Right

By BUD WARD

 Saving daily newspapers is all the buzz. The latest thing.

So too, of course, is saving the climate. From climate change, that is. At least it was until the global economy went critical. Now it's fallen somewhat. To, let's say, something-bazillion. At least that's how some commentators and would-be policy geeks see things.

"Communicating On Climate Change": An Essential Resource for Journalists, Scientists, and Educators

Reviewed by STEFAN MILKOWSKI

 The science of climate change can be daunting. While the basic idea of anthropogenic warming is fairly simple and well understood, the mechanics behind it can be quite complex. Chemistry, physics, and biology all play critical roles.

Amid that complexity, public skepticism has flourished, especially in the U.S. As warnings grew sharper and other nations embraced ambitious plans, Americans remained largely skeptical of the basic idea that humans are warming the globe.

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