Global Warming: USA Voting Guide

If you think climate change is an important issue (like I do), and you’re wondering who to vote for in the upcoming U.S. election, who should get your vote? Which politicians should you vote against? The easy answer is: vote…

Vera Glacier, Novaya Zemlya Retreat

Vera Glacier in Landsat images from 1990 and 2018. Red arrow is the 1990 terminus and yellow arrow the 2018 terminus location.  Purple dots indicate the snowline, E indicates the eastern tributary and S the bedrock step. Vera Glacier is…

Global Warming: How Far to 1.5°C?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about limiting global warming to 1.5°C, mainly focused on two things: 1) how important it is, and 2) how difficult it will be. This raises an important question: how far have we come…

SkS Analogy 14 – Inertia and Inevitability

Tag Line Inertia is your friend … until it isn’t. Elevator Statement Inertia delays the response …  But for each CO2 level there is a guaranteed response …        Be patient, the response is coming …                     And when it finally comes…

The Global Warming Signal

Many things affect global temperature, and the three best-known other than greenhouse-gases those are the el Niño southern oscillation (ENSO), atmospheric aerosols from volcanic eruptions, and variations in the sun. We can use historical data to estimate how strongly those…

Ceci n’est pas un Sokal

Yet another hit piece by Freedom Fighters against “ideologically-motivated scholarship, radical skepticism and cultural constructivism.” Yasha Mounk called it Sokal Squared. On closer inspection, there’s no Sokal there. Inspired by Michael Lukas I contend it’s more of a Veritas scam.…

Eli’s Thermo Class Is In Session

Lately Eli has been playing Clarissa, explaining all the thermochaff thrown up against the wall by his friends the confused.  First it was the Green Plate Effect showing how the presence of a colder third body decreases the cooling rate…

Global Warming: 1.5°C or less?

One of the most valuable posts I’ve seen recently at RealClimate is this one about the new IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. The report has a lot to say that’s crucially important. The RealClimate report deals with only a bit…

Climate impacts

Carbon brief has a very nice interactive report that show the impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond. It presents the various projected climatic, ecologial, and economic changes on both global and regional scales. It is an impressive…