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Donald F. Boesch: October 2009
President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Donald F. Boesch: October 2009

Donald F. Boesch, an oceanographer, is president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Vice Chancellor for Environmental Sustainability for the University System of Maryland.

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Not for avoiding dangerous climate change

Nuclear power can play some role in America's sustainable energy future in the long run, but don't count on it to slow climate change. Science is increasingly clear that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak within the next two decades...

By Donald F. Boesch | October 29, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (6)

Validate and verify

Last week, presidents of the 18 prominent American scientific societies wrote Senators a letter making it clear climate change is occurring and that greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary cause. They noted the strong evidence that ongoing...

By Donald F. Boesch | October 26, 2009; 08:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Doubts About Us, Not Warming

Scientific understanding of the biophysical process and consequences of global climate change will surely evolve as further discoveries are made and hypotheses are challenged. However, even a Skeptical Scientist would have to conclude without doubt that -- based on evidence,...

By Donald F. Boesch | October 15, 2009; 03:51 AM ET | Comments (40)

If Oslo Then Copenhagen

Yesterday, President Obama, while acknowledging that he did not feel that he deserved to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures, said that he would accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the American people....

By Donald F. Boesch | October 10, 2009; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too Big To Fail

Following the 12 years since Kyoto, the climate change crisis ever more clearly presents a challenge that is too big to fail to meet. Nearly one-quarter of the increase in the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since industrialization occurred after 1997, as...

By Donald F. Boesch | October 5, 2009; 12:57 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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