Law of unintended consequences bites the ‘white roof UHI solution’ – causes reduced rainfall

From Arizona State University Researchers emphasize evaluation of tradeoffs in battling urban heat island Urbanization will increase average temperatures in Arizona’s Sun Corridor and white roofs can combat that, but not without consequences for the region’s hydroclimate TEMPE, Ariz. – A team of researchers from Arizona State University have found that warming resulting from megapolitan…

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Friday Funny – climate change is not a joke

Last night at the DNC, President Obama released a climatic whopper to appease those donors that were threatening to withhold funds if he didn’t say something about climate in his speech. Prior to his speech, Joe Romm had the best line ever about the way Obama has been treating the climate issue: Why have you and…

Mike’s Amazon Trick

Over at Bishop Hill, there’s an eye opening story by Shub Niggurath about the orchestration of book reviews for Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars using John Cook’s “secret” forum for the climate “in” crowd. It is a tangled web of reading, but since this is Dr. Stephan Levandowsky’s week to point out…