About

Like avian vultures, the Climate Vulture sniffs around for his prey…recent solid research about climate change…and leads his friends to it. We’re now posting every other day on both ClimateVulture.com and EnergyVulture.com, so if there’s nothing new on one, there will be on the other.

The posts are mostly journalistic summaries of highly technical scientific papers published within the past year—and sometimes the past day—that are usually either unobtainable unless you have access to a university library, or are surprisingly expensive to view online. We are blogging about important research that usually didn’t make it into the news cycle [i.e. it wasn’t published in Science or Nature] and we give you the full reference followed by a link to as much of the paper as is available without a subscription. By using the button on the sidebar to select categories, you can often get some real insight into a pressing climate topic.

IMG_4341 JEM smallThe Chief Climate Vulture is Dr. Emil Morhardt, Professor of Environmental Biology at the W. M. Keck Science Department of the Claremont Colleges in California, where the weather is so good it’s hard to tell if the climate is changing or not. The fledgling climate vultures, who wrote most of these posts, wrote them when they were science students at the Claremont Colleges.

 

You can alert Emil to topics (or papers) you’d like to have us summarize at emorhardt@kecksci.claremont.edu.

He is also Chief Energy Vulture.

[This blog contains all posts originally posted on ClaremontClimateReport.com  through June 2014 (most without any pictures so far) excluding only some energy posts that also occur on EnergyVulture.com. All newer energy posts, however, appear only on EnergyVulture.com.]

Cohorts and their books:

2015 Spring

2015 Bio 159 Students for upload

 

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The focus of this 2015 book is the interactions between energy, ecology, and climate change, as well as a few of the responses of humanity to these interactions. It is not a textbook, but a series of chapters discussing subtopics in which the authors were interested and wished to write about. The basic material is cutting-edge science; technical journal articles published within the last year, selected for their relevance and interest. Each author selected eight or so technical papers representing his or her view of the most interesting current research in the field, and wrote summaries of them in a journalistic style that is free of scientific jargon and understandable by lay readers. This is the sort of science writing that you might encounter in the New York Times, but concentrated in a way intended to give as broad an overview of the chapter topics as possible. None of this research will appear in textbooks for a few years, so there are not many ways that readers without access to a university library can get access to this information.

One place is scientific blogs on the Internet, and most of the material in this book will appear in the blogs ClimateVulture.com and EnergyVulture.com by mid-2016, but all of the material is available here.

This book is intended be browsed—choose a chapter topic you like and read the individual sections in any order; each is intended to be largely stand-alone. Reading all of them will give you considerable insight into what climate scientists concerned with energy, ecology, and human effects are up to, and the challenges they face in understanding one of the most disruptive—if not very rapid—event in human history; anthropogenic climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Spring

Tim Storer, Emil Morhardt, Alex Nuffer,Cameron Lukos, Monkgogi Bonolo Otlhogile, Hilary Bruegl, Shelby Long, Dawn Barlow, Jennifer Fields, Hilary Haskell, Kelsey Waite, Sarah King, Cortland Henderson

Tim Storer, Emil Morhardt, Alex Nuffer,Cameron Lukos, Monkgogi Bonolo Otlhogile, Hilary Bruegl, Shelby Long, Dawn Barlow, Jennifer Fields, Hilary Haskell, Kelsey Waite, Sarah King, Cortland Henderson

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2013 Fall

2013: Caroline Vurlumis, Allison Kerley, Chloe Mayne, Alison Marks, Lia Metzger, Hannah Tannenbaum, Chieh-Hsin Chen, Cameron Lukos, Neha Vaingankar, Andrew Walnum, Christina Whalen, Dawn Barlow, Brittany Serna, Elizabeth Medford, Kahea Kanuha, Shannon Julius, Morgan Beltz, Stephanie Oehler

2013 Fall: Caroline Vurlumis, Allison Kerley, Chloe Mayne, Alison Marks, Lia Metzger, Hannah Tannenbaum, Chieh-Hsin Chen, Cameron Lukos, Neha Vaingankar, Andrew Walnum, Christina Whalen, Dawn Barlow, Brittany Serna, Elizabeth Medford, Kahea Kanuha, Shannon Julius, Morgan Beltz, Stephanie Oehler.

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2013 Spring

Chad Redman           Evelyn Byer            Kelsey Waite   Genevieve Heger     Anthony Li                      Katie Huang             Shelby Long        Olivia Jacobs   Paloma Medina     Emil Morhardt

2o13 Spring: Chad Redman, Evelyn Byer, Kelsey Waite, Genevieve Heger, Anthony Li,
Katie Huang, Shelby Long, Olivia Jacobs, Paloma Medina. Emil Morhardt.

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2012

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2012: Back row: Emil Morhardt, Alan Hu, Loren Stutts, Rachel Warburton, Mathew Harreld, Edward McLean, Connor O’Boyle, Donald Hamnett. Front row: Cecilia Ledesma, Isabelle Heilman, Katherine Recinos, Simone Berkovitz, Michela Isono, Meredith Reisfield, Monkgogi “MK” Otlhogile. Missing: Michael Landsman, Megan Smith, Nora Studholme

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2011 Fall

J. Emil Morhardt. Adriane Holter, Mathew Harreld, Megan Smith, Alyshia Silva, Taylor Jones, Darien Martin

J. Emil Morhardt. Adriane Holter, Mathew Harreld, Megan Smith, Alyshia Silva, Taylor Jones, Darien Martin

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2011 Spring

2011 Fall: Back row:  Daniella Barraza, Daniela Hernandez, Erin Partlan, Karen de Wolski, Whitney Dawson, Rosemary Kulp, Laura Silverberg, Brian Nadler, Steven Erickson, Asa Smith Kamer. Middle row: Michelle Schulte, Lauren Lambert, Emily Cole, Emily Putnam. Front row: Carolyn Campbell, Juliet Archer, Sachi Singh, Nitya Chiber, Lucinda Block, Anna Fiastro, J. Emil Morhardt

2011 Fall: Back row: Daniella Barraza, Daniela Hernandez, Erin Partlan, Karen de Wolski, Whitney Dawson, Rosemary Kulp, Laura Silverberg, Brian Nadler, Steven Erickson, Asa Smith Kamer. Middle row: Michelle Schulte, Lauren Lambert, Emily Cole, Emily Putnam. Front row: Carolyn Campbell, Juliet Archer, Sachi Singh, Nitya Chiber, Lucinda Block, Anna Fiastro, J. Emil Morhardt

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Fall 2010

Back row: Patricio Ku, Anastasia Kostiukova, Carolyn Campbell, Rachel King, Rosemary Kulp, Leah Kahn, Sachi Singh, Clara Lyashevsky, Emil Morhardt. Front row: Hannah Carr, Madeleine Busacca, Abby Cheitlin, Bailey Hedequist , Acadia Tucker, Elise Wanger

Back row: Patricio Ku, Anastasia Kostiukova, Carolyn Campbell, Rachel King, Rosemary Kulp, Leah Kahn, Sachi Singh, Clara Lyashevsky, Emil Morhardt. Front row: Hannah Carr, Madeleine Busacca, Abby Cheitlin, Bailey Hedequist , Acadia Tucker, Elise Wanger

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Spring 2010

Top row: Jenny Ward, Grace Beck, Winnie Wong, Sanami Nakayama, Elena Davert, Luisana Hernandez, Acadia Tucker, Julia Levy, Caitlin O’Brien, Christina Mainero, Lauren Orme, Teija Mortvedt, Shanna Hoversten, Ellie Pickrell, Maria Harwood, Aly Stark, Shae Blood. Bottom row: Alec Faggen, Ashley Scott, Blake Kos, Martin Selasco, Patricio Ku, Emil Morhardt, Noah Proser, Eric Van Oss, Matt Stjernholm, Tim Fine, Kevon White

Top row: Jenny Ward, Grace Beck, Winnie Wong, Sanami Nakayama, Elena Davert, Luisana Hernandez, Acadia Tucker, Julia Levy, Caitlin O’Brien, Christina Mainero, Lauren Orme, Teija Mortvedt, Shanna Hoversten, Ellie Pickrell, Maria Harwood, Aly Stark, Shae Blood. Bottom row: Alec Faggen, Ashley Scott, Blake Kos, Martin Selasco, Patricio Ku, Emil Morhardt, Noah Proser, Eric Van Oss, Matt Stjernholm, Tim Fine, Kevon White

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