Trees need daily temperatures to be low enough and daylight hours to be short enough to produce the vivid vistas of fall, explained senior author David Medvigy, an assistant professor of geosciences and associated faculty member at the Princeton Environmental Institute.
The good news for any passionate supporter of climate-change science is that negative media reports seem to have only a passing effect on public opinion, according to Princeton University and University of Oxford researchers. The bad news is that positive stories don’t appear to possess much staying power, either.
Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Michael Oppenheimer (Geosciences/Woodrow Wilsons School/STEP/PEI/AOS), Michael Mann (Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State), and Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia University) sit with acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose to discuss real-time solutions on climate change repercussions.
Regarding the partial report on climate change due out on Friday, Roger Pielke, an environmental scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Michael Oppenheimer, a Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences, both suggest that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) might better spend its time doing more targeted reports, that take on specific defined issues, and release them more often.