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Think UHI doesn’t affect the climate? Think again.

From AGU: More urban heat; less summer fog, on California coast Larry O’Hanlon writes on the AGU blog Geospace: The summer fog that shrouds coastal southern California – what locals call the June Gloom – is being driven up into the sky by urban sprawl, according to scientists who have studied 67 years of cloud…

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Study: Green household products have hidden toxic hazards

From the University of Melbourne: Hidden hazards found in green products Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality, and health effects. Professor Steinemann investigated and compared volatile organic compounds (VOCs)…

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Another Couple of Notes about Michael Mann’s “Faux Pause” Post and Steinman et al. 2015

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale We discussed Steinman et al. (2015) and Michael Mann’s post about it at RealClimate in the article On Steinman et al. (2015) – Michael Mann and Company Redefine Multidecadal Variability And Wind Up Illustrating Climate Model Failings. This brief post adds to that discussion. THE PAUSE, HIATUS, SLOWDOWN (WHATEVER) IN GLOBAL…

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State of the Sea Ice – February 2015

Guest essay by Robert A Cook, PE Sea ice concentration, north and south poles as observed by satellite. Image from University of Illinois Cryosphere Today In particular, for the twenty-second of each month, we will calculate and present for discussion: that day’s solar radiation level at top of atmosphere (TOA), that day’s declination angle (the…