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Global Warming: How Fast?

Here’s the annual average temperature for the planet Earth, from 1880 to now, according to data from NASA: [Technical note: NASA reports temperature anomaly: the difference between temperature and its value during a “baseline” period which they chose as 1951-1980.…

Thank you, Shuri

I love science. So do a lot of people. Some of them aren’t old white men like me. In fact, a lot of them — and more now than ever before — are young, or African or Asian or native…

Bet the Farm on Climate

Farmers know that weather is crucial, and unpredictable. That’s one of the reasons we’ve studied it so much, keeping detailed weather data throughout the United States for well over a century. Just an example: back in the year 1895, the…

Truth Will Out

The deniers lost. Their credibility is so low that further efforts to deny the truth only make it more obvious. The only people who will buy their utter crap, are those who cannot be reasoned with. For twelve years I’ve…

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…