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Archive: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

Understand the context first

The report that methane is bubbling from the Arctic faster than expected will encourage other scientists to undertake additional research to replicate, validate and extend our knowledge and understanding about arctic methane releases and their implications

By William O'Keefe | March 10, 2010; 2:17 PM ET | Comments (7)

Watch for potential tipping points

We should be very worried about this sort of change. The reality is that the climate system is tremendously complex, and there are many potential tipping points that could trigger abrupt changes in climate that would be enormously costly to adapt to.

By Bernard Finel | March 10, 2010; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (4)

Fix the brakes first

As concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases continue to increase and warm the Earth there are numerous feedbacks that occur that can either moderate or accelerate the amount of warming.

By Donald F. Boesch | March 10, 2010; 7:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

Some benefits of cap and trade can't be replaced

While there are many policy tools needed to address climate change, there are benefits to cap-and-trade systems that can't be replaced. First and foremost, there is the cap: legislating a limit on emissions is the only way to guarantee the...

By Lars G. Josefsson | March 9, 2010; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Physics rules (well it should)

No doubt this will be argued from both sides -- from those that say it is just a natural phenomena to those who argue it is yet another worrying sign of a tipping point.

By David Hone | March 9, 2010; 6:57 AM ET | Comments (8)

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