Stereocene: The Future of The Ecosystem

 During the "golden age" of science fiction, a popular theme was that of silicon-based life. Above, you can see a depiction of a silicon creature described by Stanley Weinbaum in his "A Martian Odissey" of 1934. The creature was endowed…
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A Few Other Stations

Mr. Wakefield doesn’t seem to like the tide gauge data from Boston, since it so easily shows how wrong he was about “NO acceleration.” He wants me to “do a few other stations, like in Australia and Brest, France.” Let’s…
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Sea Level Rise has Accelerated

There seems to be some interest in global sea level as estimated by tide gauges. In particular, we have recently been directed to a graph of the data from Church & White, which is the most reputable of the available…
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Boston Sea Level

How one plots the data can have a big impact on whether or not one can “see” acceleration or deceleration of sea level in tide gauge data. Here, for instance, is a plot of sea level at Boston (data from…
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How is A not B?

As part of another post not finished, Ethon took a look over at the nameless one's twitter feed where he has posted a talk.  Now, not to be snarky, but it appears that the nameless one has really put his…
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Does Willis Eschenbach have Any Honor?

Let’s find out. He wrote a new post at WUWT claiming this about James Hansen’s 1988 prediction of the course of temperature change over the following 30 years: Back then, he said the globe would warm up by two to…
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Sea Level Rise is Accelerating

Willis gets it right? Not. Willis Eschenbach has a post at WUWT claiming to show that sea level rise is not accelerating. What he actually demonstrates is that he doesn’t know how to tell. His method is to fit a…
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Larsen C Continues to Unravel

Click above for larger. Project Midas: On July 12 2017, data from the Sentinel-1 satellite confirmed the calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Iceberg A68, a slab of ice 5,800 km in area and weighing more than 1…
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The joy of meh over California climate law

I've been following but not talking about the runup to California's recently re-enacted climate legislation, authorizing more action from now to 2030 and removing the legal uncertainty that existed in the previous law over cap-and-trade.I didn't know what to say…
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New, and Old, Explainers on Temp Adjustments

Favorite hobby horse of deniers. Evil scientists adjust temperature measurements to suit their one-world-government agenda. Reality more boring. Fortunately, Berkeley Earth Alumnus Zeke Hausfather is one of our most lucid explainers. Zeke Hausfather in Carbon Brief: These adjustments have long…
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Keeping Up With the Times Part I

So some pro-tohedgehog (hate to meet the amateur type) has a post on why people don't trust science, with a nice little Socratic dialog.  Only problem is that pro has not yet emerged from hibernation and things have changed or…
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The Age of Electric Vehicles Dawns

New York Times: There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so…
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A Rumination on Energy Costs

So Eli returns from vacation with a report from Ethon who has taken up Twitter on the economics of energy sources.  To put it simply, nuclear and hydro are very long term investments, efficiency, wind and solar are investments and…
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Lucia Glacier, Chile Retreat Opens New Embayment

Lucia Glacier retreat from 1987 to 2016 in Landsat images.  Red arrows mark 1987 terminus, yellow arrows 2016 terminus, orange arrow an emerging bedrock area, pink arrow a tributary with increased debris cover and purple dots the snowline. Lucia Glacier…
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Dark Snow 2017 Photo Update

Quick look at what’s going on. My first three days in Greenland were spent in Ilulissat, which is home to one of the world’s fastest flowing Icestreams, which empties into Disko Bay, and, eventually the North Atlantic.  It’s been said…
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Republicans Cracking on Climate?

We watched over 8 years as Republicans railed against the Affordable Care Act, promising that they had a ready alternative, if only the bad people would let them enact it. Well, now we see the sham that was. Could something…
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