Sea Ice News #29

In sea ice news this week, Arctic sea ice continues its inexorable climb toward the summit, to be reached sometime in March 2011. At present the ice growth is tracking just below the rate of 2007, but it should also be pointed out that according to JAXA’s AMSRE plot, we are still slightly ahead of…

Fighting ice at the nano level – a promise for improved safety

This is a really neat discovery. As we all know, ice is a big killer and safety hazard, especially on airplanes. This new material prevents supercooled droplets from freezing, sticking, and accumulating.- Anthony From Harvard: Breaking the ice before it begins Nanostructured materials repel water droplets before they have a chance to freeze Cambridge, Mass.,…

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Climate Change: The Keywords (Part 2 of 3)

Climate Change: The Keywords (Part 2 of 3) Part 1 here Written by Geraldo Luís Lino, special to Climate Change Dispatch – cross posted at WUWT The second keyword for the long overdue reassessment of the climatic issues is knowledge, meaning a more comprehensive and better understanding of the climate dynamics. However, as a prerequisite…

Investors Business Daily: A New Consensus

IBD picks up on the SciAm poll WUWT covered here. Global Warming: Wouldn’t the followers of Scientific American have a pretty good understanding of what’s really going on with the climate? If a reader poll is any indication, they’re skeptical man is heating the planet. For years we’ve heard that scientists have reached a “consensus”…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Distinguished physicist Hal Lewis caused a furor when he submitted his letter of resignation to the American Physical Society (APS) The response from APS was more typical of an authoritarian organization than a scientific society. This week, Hal Lewis sent his…