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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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Economics, Melting, and Sea-Level Rise (Professor Richard Alley)

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Study Finds Climate Link to Atmospheric-River Storms – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Study Finds Climate Link to Atmospheric-River Storms – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy, One Year Later: A technical retrospective

Dr Dan Satterfield at his Wild Wild Science Journal tipped a report regarding some fascinating retrospective modeling work done by NCAR reported by Dr Bob Henson at their Atmos News periodical. It provides a fascinating and visually stunning view of … Continue reading

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“Is Roger Rabbit running AccuWeather?”

http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2013/08/07/is-roger-rabbit-running-accuweather/

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Radiative Forcing: Where We Stand

The RealClimate blog has a very nice history of how these have developed today.

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“The universe doesn’t care what you believe”

(Hat tip to Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal, and thanks to him for reminding me of this great cartoon.)

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“All the water on Earth”: From the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

All the water on Earth. From one of my favorite places, WHOI. Update, 24th March 2014. The United States Geological Survey has a more comprehensive look at this, using in part WHOI graphics.

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On oceanography

On scientific field work and being nimble …. http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id6436-East_China_Seas_Physical_Oceanography_Explored.html

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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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“Are we beyond the worst case scenario?”

http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/climate-disruption-are-we-beyond-worst-case-scen-0

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Carbon Is Forever (*)

The author of Global Warming — Understanding the Forecast, Professor David Archer, also the excellent teacher of the University of Chicago Open Climate 101 course, teamed with others, in 2008, to study and explain the longevity of CO2 in atmosphere. … Continue reading

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The 2013 story begins: Whiplash

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Carbon Bubble talk at The Motley Fool

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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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Prof Mark Berliner on ‘Climate Change, Uncertainty & Communication’

Professor Mark Berliner addresses how to communicate climate change in the context of risk and uncertainty. I wish I could hot link the video here, but there is no “share” at the site, so I can only provide the link.

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Human Assessment of Risk of Loss

Not knowing a risk is not the same as being safe. If presented with the choice of either losing $500 with 100% certainty, or that of losing $1000 with 50% certainty and $0 with 50% certainty, many if not most … 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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What’s the cheapest way to re-capture human emissions of carbon dioxide from natural reservoirs?

The news on reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions is not good. A famous study (“wedges”) on approaching the enormous problem released a pessimistic update recently, arguing we need many more of them. There is also so much we do … Continue reading

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