Reasons to Believe

Global Warming

  • Climate Sensitivity, Part 2

    The recent release of the Fifth Assessment Report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reinvigorated global warming discussions. The determination of … more

  • Climate Sensitivity, Part 1

    Several articles in the popular news hit last week in anticipation of the September 27 release of the Fifth Assessment Report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … more

  • Global Warming Guidelines in the Book of Job

    Today I invite you to read this post by my colleague, astronomer and RTB founder Hugh Ross.

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    Based on chapter 4 from my book Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job.

    Yesterday, in commemoration of … more

  • Climate Change and Society

    The reality of global warming (or more broadly, climate change) and society’s response to it represent two different, frequently convoluted topics. It is important to separate these issues so … more

  • Hurricanes and the Climate, Part 1

    Climate change, especially when associated with anthropogenic causes, can be a controversial subject, sparking debate from various angles. Conflict about human influences on hurricane frequency and … more

  • Halloween and Other Hot Topics

    Halloween. The September 11 attacks. Global warming.

    Hot topics can present a troubling challenge, even in a culture that values freedom of speech. Do we ignore touchy issues and avoid all … more

  • TNRTB Classic: The Climate Conversation

    Earlier this week, climatologist and guest author Kevin Birdwell discussed Earth’s well-balanced temperature and climate changes throughout history. Today we know several factors impact our … more

  • Climate Change and the Past

    Climate change is occurring all around us. However, we might not notice its change on a day-to-day basis. In fact, it is an ongoing process of variation that has taken place over millions of years. In … more

  • Sea Otters as Global Warming Fighters

    Prized for their fur and once hunted to near-extinction, sea otters’ comeback may herald not only a boon for conservationists but also a partial solution to global warming. Denizens of the … more

  • Can Sea Otters Help Combat Global Warming?

    You might have seen- Live Science, 'Impossible' Stars Found in Super-Close Orbital Dances, Sep 06, 2012; http://www.livescience.com/23030-sea-otters-may-be-global-warming-warriors.html more

  • Tree Ring Study Puts Chill on Global Warming

    You might have seen Does New Tree Ring Study Put the Chill on Global Warming?, July 16, 2012; http://news.yahoo.com/does-tree-ring-study-put-chill-global-warming-170718316.html more

  • Climate Change: Sense and Sensibility

    While voices warning of imminent, catastrophic, man-made global warming grow louder, their volume is matched by others claiming the warming is not significantly human-induced and/or not significant … more

  • TNRTB Classic: The Greenhouse Effect

    Earlier this week, RTB visiting scholar Kevin Birdwell wrote about the effects of water vapor in global warming. While previously thought to have a potentially significant impact on global warming, … more

  • Climate Change: Warming and Water Vapor

    Greenhouse gases significantly absorb and emit radiation in the thermal infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum. The most important greenhouse gas, water vapor, drives the water cycle, which … more