Scientists need to….

There was a recent article by Roger Highfield called Scientists need to ditch tribalism and stop shouting down outsiders. It was mostly an interesting interview with Hannah Fry who said I think that scientists and science supporters often close ranks…

Global Warming Naive

At a town hall meeting near Philadelphia, 18-year-old Rose Strauss had a question for Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania: You’ve said that climate change is a result of people’s body heat, and are refusing to take…

Climate Change USA: Seasons

We’ve been looking at patterns of climate change in the conterminous USA (the “lower 48 states”) recently. Let’s see what’s been happening in the different seasons of the year. Specifically, let’s find out how temperature has been changing since 1985,…

Thank You

It’s easy to think the world is headed for disaster, and we can’t stop it. Ask those who suffered through the intense heat wave that hit California and the wildfires that came along with it. Ask those who removed a…

97% of House Republicans foolishly reject carbon taxes

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on an anti-carbon tax Resolution. The Resolution was introduced by Steve Scalise (R-LA) with essentially the same language as he introduced in 2013 and 2016. On those past versions, every Republican House member voted against carbon taxes. This time,…

Global Warming: Kids Lead

In just two days, kids will be marching in Washington D.C. to urge our leaders to do more to fight against man-made climate change. I doubt the present leadership will listen. That doesn’t matter; what counts is that they are…

Global Warming USA: Patterns of Drought

A good measure of drought severity is the Palmer Drought Severity Index, also called simply “PDSI.” One thing to keep in mind is that negative numbers indicated drought, the more negative the more severe, while positive numbers indicate wet conditions.…

Ocean Temperature – Part 2

Ocean Temperature – Part 2 We are coming back to the topic of sea-surface temperature measurements, which we have taken on in the article “Ocean Temperature – Part 1”. This time, we will discuss issues concerning satellite measurements. Pictet Mirrors…

Spread the Word

I’d like to remind everyone that kids will be marching on Washington this Saturday, July 21st, to advocate for real action about climate change. Maybe the best thing you can donate to them is publicity. Got a facebook account? Post…

Could Trade War Be Climate Tool?

Suggestion to US trading partners still in the Paris Agreement – If you’re going to have a trade war, well, could it be targeted on carbon emitters? Inside Climate News: As the Trump administration’s trade war heats up, a group…

Global Temperature Update

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has published their data for global average temperature anomaly in June of this year. With June included, the latest data look like this: It’s not really a surprise; global temperature continues to fluctuate,…

The CO2 World Cup

Glen Peters found a nifty way to plug in CO2 emissions per person during the World Cup: Who has the lowest CO₂ emissions per person? France – Croatia (#FRACRO)#FRA – #CRO#WorldCup #CO2WorldCup https://t.co/aqjMTmv8EK pic.twitter.com/2VkmPLo7dr — Glen Peters (@Peters_Glen) July 15,…

The Forever Foodfight: Meat v Meatless

This post was inspired by a long twitter discussion by Mike Mann on the subject of agricultural impacts on climate. This is a myth that was promoted by “Cowspiracy” and is based on erroneous math/accounting. See @UCSUSA: https://t.co/uXEOkI29bd https://t.co/fF69a9V8QH —…