Daily Archives: November 2, 2009

New study shows how local land use changes can affect surface temperature

Study gives clearer picture of how land-use changes affect U.S. climate from a Purdue University press release Researchers say regional surface temperatures can be affected by land use, suggesting that local and regional strategies, such as creating green spaces and … Continue reading

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Posted in Land use land cover change | 78 Comments

Sea Surface Temperature makes a jump

Bob Tisdale writes: NINO3.4 SST Anomalies Make A Surge NINO3.4 SST Anomalies have reached 1.5 deg C for the week centered on October 28, 2009. http://i37.tinypic.com/nzoyvn.png NINO3.4 SST AnomaliesSOURCEOI.v2 SST data is available through the NOAA NOMADS website: http://nomad3.ncep.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/pdisp_sst.sh?lite Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Sea Surface Temperature | 160 Comments

Oh no, not this Kilimanjaro ice rubbish again!

Gore started this. Note to journalists everywhere: IT’S THE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION STUPID! See this article to understand why linking Kilimanjaro glacier retreat to small changes in global temperature is just flat wrong. The plains around Kilimanjaro have gone through years of … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Glaciers, GLOC, Land use land cover change | 71 Comments

HadCRUT watch

Normally we see the HadCRUT monthly temperature data released by about the 20th of each month. It is now November 2nd, and the data has not yet been published. I can’t recall them ever being two weeks late. HadCRUT (Hadley … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 125 Comments

Physicists send letter to Senate — Cite 160 scientists protest regarding APS climate position

Since I’m not legally allowed to show the American Physical Society logo (they complained last time) this will have to do: A GAGGLE IS NOT A CONSENSUS You have recently received a letter from the American Association for the Advancement … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | 168 Comments