Friday Funny – bonus

Josh caricatures “team aerosols” thanks to Dr. Roger Pielke’s compilation of responses to this question:  ‘Why, despite steadily accumulating greenhouse gases, did the rise of the planet’s temperature stall for the past decade?” Excuses, excuses. About these ads

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New NPP weather satellite launched – new features for climate

Launch video from Vandenburg and mission video animation: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nation’s newest environmental satellite successfully launched NPP is vital for NOAA’s weather forecast mission America’s newest polar-orbiting satellite roared into orbit this morning, setting the stage for enhanced weather data NOAA scientists will use to develop life-saving severe weather forecasts days in advance. The…

Mediterranean droughts man made or not?

NOAA study: Human-caused climate change a major factor in more frequent Mediterranean droughts Winter precipitation trends in the Mediterranean region for the period 1902 – 2010. High Resolution (Credit: NOAA) Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and…