Climate

Climate change models have been kicking ass since the 1970s

Half a century ago, before the first Apple computer was even sold, climate scientists started making computer-generated forecasts of how Earth would warm as carbon emissions saturated the atmosphere (the atmosphere is now brimming with carbon). It turns out these decades-old climate models — which used math equations to predict how much greenhouse gases would…

Climate Models Have Been Right For Decades

Scientists have for decades created accurate models to predict the future impacts of global warming, a new study has found.Published in Geophysical Research Letters on Wednesday, the research examines 15 climate models used between 1970 and 2007 to predict how warm the Earth was going to become. Now that the world has lived through the…

Ontario’s climate change plan will not hit emissions-reducing targets, says Auditor General

In her annual report released on Wednesday, Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk, seen on Nov. 30, 2016, says the Progressive Conservative government’s environment plan will not reduce greenhouse gases enough to hit the global targets to which Canada agreed in the 2015 Paris accord. Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press Ontario’s climate change plan is “not yet supported by…

As Climate Warnings Grow Dire, Energy Companies Face A ‘New Frontier Of Threats’

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