Thursday, June 1, 2017

the climatocracy

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Climate scientist Josh Willis shows you how to deal with your climate change denying uncle – but fails

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Notice that “catastrophic” is apparently not scary enough, these days. Global warming is now “the Apocalypse.”

Thursday, April 6, 2017

THE PAUSE AND THE COMPUTER MODELS

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PAGE 26 bOX TS.3.
Almost all CMIP5 historical simulations do not reproduce the observed recent warming hiatus. There is medium confidence that the GMST trend difference between models and observations during 1998–2012 is to a substantial degree caused by internal variability, with possible contributions from forcing error and some CMIP5 models overestimating the response to increasing greenhouse-gas forcing. The CMIP5 model trend in effective radiative forcing (ERF) shows no apparent bias against the AR5 best estimate over 1998–2012. PAGE 29.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Giant iceberg set to calve from Larsen C Ice Shelf

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n ice shelf is a floating extension of land-based glaciers which flow into the ocean. Because they already float in the ocean, their melting does not directly contribute to sea-level rise. However, ice shelves act as buttresses holding back glaciers flowing down to the coast. Larsen A and B ice shelves, which were situated further north on the Antarctic Peninsula, collapsed in 1995 and 2002, respectively. This resulted in the dramatic acceleration of glaciers behind them, with larger volumes of ice entering the ocean and contributing to sea-level rise.
The largest icebergs known have all calved from ice shelves. In 1956, a huge iceberg of roughly 32,000 km² – bigger than Belgium – was spotted in the Ross Sea by a US Navy icebreaker. However, since there were no satellites in orbit at this point, its exact size was not verified. In 1986, a section of the Filchner ice shelf roughly the size of Wales calved – but this iceberg broke into three pieces almost immediately. The largest iceberg recorded by satellites calved from the Ross ice shelf in 2001, and was roughly the size of Jamaica at 11,000 km².
The below video shows footage from the breakup of the Wilkins ice shelf, also on the Antarctic Peninsula, in 2008.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Alaska's temperature

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"This just in: 2012 was the coldest year of the new century in Fairbanks, and the second coldest here in the last 40 years.
Fairbanks isn’t the only chilly place in Alaska. Average temperatures at 19 of 20 long-term National Weather Service stations displayed a cooling trend from 2000 to 2010, according a recent study written up by Gerd Wendler, Blake Moore and Lian Chen of the Alaska Climate Research Center".

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GLOBAL GREENING VERSUS GLOBAL WARMING

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“If you fund scientists to find evidence of something, they will be happy to find it for you.