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Archive: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Look beyond preconceptions

What we are experiencing this winter is weather. The weather on any given day or during any given season doesn't tell a lot about our climate. But, weather over time is our climate and if a pattern persists over time, it can be indicative of a change in climate.

By William O'Keefe | January 13, 2010; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (8)

Climate change, not change in the weather

Simply stated, weather is what we experience from one day to the next; climate is what we would normally expect. Both vary. Last Thursday the high temperature in Denver was a bone-chilling 14 F, but this Tuesday Denver approached a shirtsleeve-wearing 60 F.

By Donald F. Boesch | January 13, 2010; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (5)

The weather belongs on the evening news

How can a warming world experience such weather? Therein lies the issue -- short term weather phenomena is not the same as long term climate change.

By David Hone | January 13, 2010; 8:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

Short term vs. long term

I don't think anyone would believe that weather and climate are the same thing anymore than that one's mood and personality are equal. We all have moods that don't accurately describe our overall personality.

By Rick Edmund | January 13, 2010; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cold spell doesn't undercut climate crisis -- but other things do

Turnabout is fair play for activists who insist that a single event like the current cold snap doesn't disprove global warming. They're right that it doesn't, but neither does a summer heat wave prove it -- yet this has not stopped proponents of doom from hyping each one.

By Ben Lieberman | January 13, 2010; 8:10 AM ET | Comments (9)

Supplemental comments on climate science

This is a supplemental posting to respond to comments asserting that my focus on climate models was misleading and disingenuous. Nothing could be further from the truth. Climate models are important because it is their projections of catastrophic warming from...

By William O'Keefe | January 11, 2010; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Small changes make a difference

Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, encourages his team by telling them that if they take care of the small things, the big things will take care of themselves. The same is true for many aspects of life including our health and climate change.

By Rick Edmund | January 11, 2010; 3:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

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