Top climate scientist admits he lied to obtain and leak Heartland documents
An internationally recognized water and climate change expert admitted yesterday that he lied about his identity to obtain internal funding and strategy documents from the Heartland Institute.
Calif. officials use king tides to prepare people to cope with rising sea levels
STINSON BEACH, Calif. -- The Pacific Ocean laps against a seaside property in the small Northern California town. If it comes a foot closer, it will breach the black-painted concrete wall that surrounds the wooden house on three sides. The threatening water isn't caused by climate change, but according to activists and experts, it provide a convenient way to see what everyday tides might look like decades from now.
Hockey-stick graph creator talks 'Climategate,' 'Denialgate' and resisting schadenfreude
In 1998, a young climate scientist named Michael Mann published a paper that would change his life forever. The work by Mann, then a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts, and his two co-authors sought to reconstruct the past climate hundreds of years into the past. The result was startling: a graph that showed global average temperature ticking up sharply during the second half of the 20th century, like the blade of a hockey stick.