Climate and Capitalism in Trump Country

Slate: Climate change is a global problem with extremely local impacts. A major new study illuminates how the effects of climate change will reverberate economically across the United States. Its findings are both a warning of challenges to come and…
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New research, October 2-8, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change 1. Comment on “Scrutinizing the carbon cycle and CO2 residence time in the atmosphere” by H. Harde "As we will show, this alternative scheme is too simple, is based on invalid…
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Drone Footage: Santa Rosa Fire Devastation

War Zone. California’s fires are now the worst in state history.-21 dead-670 missing-3,500 structures-170,000 acres burnedhttps://t.co/X9xPZxozNM pic.twitter.com/MG7KMQPEvB — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) October 11, 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week…
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Economics and Values

Michael Tobis has a post in which he argues that what we are doing to the climate will persist for many generations and, consequently, that it is immoral to continue what were’e doing and that we should address this as…
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Trailer: Only the Brave

It’s insensitive to talk about climate change right now. Relax, let’s go to a movie. oh. Wiki: The Yarnell Hill Fire was a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, ignited by lightning on June 28, 2013. On June 30, it overran and…
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PIOMAS October 2017

To make up for this somewhat belated PIOMAS update (below), I have for you Andy Lee Robinson's latest update of his Volume ice cube 3D video: ----- Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice…
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Rivers, Rights, and the Case for Wolves

This is truly incredible.#nature #SundayMorning #October1st pic.twitter.com/j21OkF5dGL — Fredon Moniteau (@FMoniteau) October 1, 2017 Today is Indigenous People’s Day. Raw Story: The environmental group Deep Green Resistance recently filed a first-of-its-kind legal suit against the state of Colorado asking for…
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Global Warming Since 1850. In 2 Minutes.

Animated map showing the observational history of #GlobalWarming since 1850 in two minutes. @BerkeleyEarth pic.twitter.com/i3RssggSeo — Robert Rohde (@rarohde) October 9, 2017 The estimable Robert Rohde of Berkeley Earth has an updated graph. The man who hired him, Richard Muller,…
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The Virial Theorem

I had another brief Twitter discussion with Ned Nikolov, whose paper I discussed in this post. Ned seems to think that there is no atmospheric greenhouse effect and that the enhanced surface temperature is due to atmospheric pressure somehow enhancing…
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A bit more about clouds

A few years ago I posted a video by Andrew Dessler that was discussing whether or not Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity could be less than 3oC. The bottom line was that the best estimate for ECS is about 3oC. Given that…
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