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‘How a Plan to Save the Power System Disappeared’

Peter Fairley reports in The Atlantic: A federal lab found a way to modernize the grid, reduce reliance on coal, and save consumers billions. Then Trump appointees blocked it. “This article is a collaboration between The Atlantic and InvestigateWest.” But … Continue reading

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Professor Mark Z Jacobson on 100% zero Carbon energy, at North County Climate Change Alliance

With respect to some of the comments below the video: Comment: Consumerwatchdog.org thinks that 100 million $ from ExxonMobil to fund Stanford and Mark Jacobsens research weakens public trust in his research results. Response: https://bit.ly/2YdPkmy This report at same site … Continue reading

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Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Professor Michael Mann is a personal hero of mine, principally because he connected, for me, the world of time series and principal components with climate science, showing there might be some small thing I can contribute to the discussion, and … Continue reading

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“Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal”

From NASA, Climate Change: Evidence. Featuring: Consensus. See the list. Rapid change: Sea-level rise. Rapid change: Global temperature rise. Rapid change: Warming oceans. Rapid change: Shrinking ice sheets. Rapid change: Declining Arctic sea ice. Rapid change: Glacial retreat. Rapid change: Extreme … Continue reading

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American Geophysical Union (AGU) issues revised position statement on Climate Change

The statement and description are at the AGU site. In announcing the statement, Gerald North, chair of the AGU’s Climate Change Position Statement Review Panel said:  Because our understanding of climate change and its impacts on the world around us … Continue reading

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More than you ever wanted to know about carbon dioxide

Bob Henson conveys key features of carbon dioxide at the recent crossing of a measurement series past the 400 parts-per-million point. Hat tip to the ever interesting Wild Weather Dan, Dr Dan Satterfield, for the link. Incidentally, the “667 per … Continue reading

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The Great, Late Professor Stephen Schneider

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Powerful and Proper Time Series Statistics

I hadn’t gotten around to reading Mark Richardson’s “New study by Skeptical Science author finds 100% of atmospheric CO2 rise is man-made” until this afternoon. I find its import, along with fellow commentators Masters and Benestad, to be on the … Continue reading

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The 2013 story begins: Whiplash

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Slamming the climate system

This is from a lecture in San Francisco by Dr Emily Shuckburgh earlier this year.

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On bridging the greenhouse gas emissions gap

Professor John Carlos Baez summarizes a 2012 article from Nature Climate Science on both the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the way we can get there. In fact, 21 different ways are proposed, all which could be used in combination. … Continue reading

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Forward On The Climate rally, D.C., National Mall, 17th February 2013.

Be there. Details available at the Sierra Club site: Forward On The Climate.

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Destabilization of the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland

From Dr Dave Petley’s The Landslide Blog at the American Geophysical Union, the collapse of the Illulissat Glacier in Greenland. Amazing stuff. When things fail at this scale, you can see mathematics come to life. The volume of the ice collapsing … Continue reading

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SCIENCE FRIDAY Hour on Preventing Climate Disruption

There was a very fine hour devoted to preventing climate disruption on Ira Flatow‘s Science Friday, on National Public Radio. Guests were excellent: Representative Henry Waxman, California Eileen Claussen, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) John Ashton, Former climate change ambassador, … Continue reading

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Arctic Ice: The Saga Continues

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‘Climate Disruption What Math and Science Have to Say’

Updated, 2018-12-24, 01:11 ET “Climate Disruption: What Math and Science Have to Say” is the title and incredibly compelling subject of a talk to be given in San Francisco on 4th March 2013 at the Palace of Fine Arts, 7:30 … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Solar Forcing

Hansen, Sato, and Ruedy have another update of global temperature through 2012 available. Their paper demonstrates there was no statistically significant increase or decrease in global temperature since 2010 despite the presence of a strong La Niña. The latter would … Continue reading

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