Hurricanes and carbon cuts

I was wanting to quickly comment on a recent Bjorn Lomborg article in the New York Post called No, global warming isn’t causing worse hurricanes. It’s mainly a response to another article in the New York Post called Climate change…

New research, September 10-16, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change  Historicizing climate change—engaging new approaches to climate and history (open access) State of the Climate in 2017 (open access) Temperature, precipitation, wind The strengthening of Amazonian precipitation during the…

Elephants on Parade

Murchison Falls Uganda I took this photo way back in 2012. Uganda is one of the most difficult places to travel in (unless you want to spend a lot more than I was willing to spend). But the National Parks…

Hurricane Florence and Arctic sea ice

Yet another destructive hurricane has hit the US, following a highly unusual path, smashing precipitation records all around. Dr Jennifer Francis breaks it down in this excellent video from The Real News Network (please, share):  …

The time evolution of climate sensitivity

I wanted to just post this figure from a new paper by Philip Goodwin called On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming. It uses a modified energy balance approach in which multiple climate feedbacks evolve independently over…

The Rush for Better Batteries

Above, gravity storage concept is a physically simple idea, one of dozens currently in development to tackle the variable energy of renewables. Wired: But this exhilarating progress in “decarbonizing the energy sector” (in the jargon of energy economists) misleads. Today,…

Animal Death Toll Heavy in Florence

Quartz: Another victim of Hurricane Florence: farm animals. Millions of animals left on farms in North Carolina during the record-breaking rainfall have drowned in the flooding. As of Tuesday (Sept. 18), the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,…