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Ice: Five Million Years

A new paper by Willeit et al. reports on the first successful model simulation of global climate over the last three million years. That’s a lot of years. You can find out more, from the lead author himself, at the…

New Kid in Town

El Niño (“the little boy”) is the warm phase of an ocean/atmosphere oscillation; it helps heat go from the ocean to the atmosphere and warm up our weather. During its counterpart, la Niña (“the little girl”), it does the opposite,…

Time to Get Real

Do you really believe politics always trumps physics? In the end, I’ve got a feeling it will be the other way around. Advertisements…

Jay Inslee for President

Fire and flood do not discriminate, they only destroy. Drought does not choose between liberals and conservatives, it only kills crops. Hurricanes don’t target Christians or Moslems or Buddhists or Shintaoists or atheists, they only tear things apart and drown…

Jet Stream Wobbles

An article by Mike Mann in the latest issue of Scientific American has a fascinating look at the jet stream, and how it might affect flood, drought, and heat waves. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/droughts-and-floods-may-level-off-until-2050-but-then-watch-out/ Advertisements…

Sea Level Rise, Sea Level Lies

Larry Hamlin has shown us all, in a post at WUWT, how warped and twisted is the thinking of those who call themselves “skeptics” about climate change, but are actually deniers. This one is about sea level rise. The headline…

Time is Short for the Carbon Budget

The “carbon budget” is an estimate of how much CO2 we can still emit, but still have a good chance to keep global warming from going over the 1.5°C limit into “dangerous” territory. The budget has recently been revised (upward,…

Open Letter to YOU

We, the young, are deeply concerned about our future. Humanity is currently causing the sixth mass extinction of species and the global climate system is at the brink of a catastrophic crisis. Its devastating impacts are already felt by millions…

Open Mind 2019-02-28 05:43:42

Scientists have learned three things about climate change. #1: It’s real #2: It’s us #3: It’s bad Now that we’ve finally convinced most people about #1 and #2 … it’s time for you to face #3. Here’s a start. #3a:…

Arctic Sea Ice: the Denier Viewpoint

Since 1979 we’ve kept watch on the Arctic sea ice pack using satellites. It grows and decays with the seasons of course; more ice in winter/spring, less in summer/fall. But over the decades, we’ve also seen it waste away from…

Voldemort/Palpatine 2020!

There’s an article in The Guardian about how much we adults have let down the next generation. And it’s not just about climate change. All the kids have to do is look at today’s political scene to know how hypocritical…

Heroic women are all around us

I’m thinking, perhaps history’s greatest writer of dialogue for women, who gave them voice with the greatest dignity, was a man. William Shakespeare. Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a silly Rom-Com with magic faeries and a man with the head…

Which Candidate?

The last post caused a bit of a stir. Some object to my selection, others propose alternatives, many emphasize that we must show unity to defeat president dumbass. I want to know more about where various candidates stand on the…

Bernie for President

Bernie Sanders has officially announced his candidacy for the Presidency, entering an already-crowded field of democrats. I’ve been wondering which candidate I should support. Now I know. Sorry, Elizabeth, Kamala, all the rest of you. I like you, really I…

Global Cooling

The Hadley Centre/Climate Research Unit in the U.K. has joined NASA, NOAA, and Berkeley Earth, in reporting 2018 as the 4th-hottest year on record, with the five hottest years being the last five years. David Whitehouse of the “Global Warming…