NOAA ENSO expert: “odds for a two-year (La Niña) event remain well above 50%”

Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI) Last update: 4 February 2011 by Klaus Wolter The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of NOAA. El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the most important coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon to cause global climate variability on interannual time scales. Here we attempt to monitor ENSO by…

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Prop23 cap-n-trade gets tangled in environmental review

Oh this is delicious sweet irony…they adopted a plan but didn’t bother to make a complete environmental review like any other project in the state is required to do. That’s what they get for ramrodding the thing. From the: Calif. cap-trade plan dealt blow by S.F. judge Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau Friday, February 4,…

Pielke Sr. on the gang of 18 letter to congress

Comments On The Hill’s Post “Scientists Ask Congress To Put Aside Politics, Take ‘Fresh Look’ At Climate Data” By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/141453-scientists-put-aside-politics-and-focus-on-climate-science There is an article in The Hill’s Energy and Environment Blog on February 1 2011 by Andrew Restuccia titled  [h/t/ Bob Ferguson] Scientists ask Congress to put aside politics, take ‘fresh look’ at…

Now it’s Wolverines threatened by global warming

  Wolverines make their home mainly in the boreal forests and tundra regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. (Photo by Vince Maidens, Creative Commons License.) No mention though of the “adopt a wolverine” program that has proven so popular with polar bears and NGO’s looking for cold cash from the gullible. I guess they…

Ocean ridges and climate models

From USGS, who is now apparently in the climate business, because mapping and earthquakes are sooo 20th century.   New Discoveries Improve Climate Models Underwater Ridges Impact Ocean’s Flow of Warm Water New discoveries on how underwater ridges impact the ocean’s circulation system will help improve climate projections. An underwater ridge can trap the flow…