Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Climate and State High Temperature Records – Where’s the Beef?

Guest post by Steve Goreham The summer of 2012 will be remembered as a hot one by most Americans. Beginning with an unseasonably warm spring, the year continued with a prolonged heat wave into July and August in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Let’s hope this forecast for Hurricane Sandy is wrong

This model run (ECMWF) has Hurricane Sandy making a near bulls-eye on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with some impact on Norfolk, Washington, and Baltimore. It has some (but not all) of the components of the devastating 1954 Hurricane … Continue reading

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Heartland comments on FRONTLINE ‘Climate of Doubt’

By Joe Bast – Executive director, Heartland Institute via press release OCTOBER 24 – On October 23, PBS’s “Frontline” program broadcast a special titled “Climate of Doubt.” The Heartland Institute had circulated a commentary prior to the program’s broadcast, which … Continue reading

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Good news: 2012 Antarctic Ozone Hole is the second smallest in 20 years

Daily ozone hole images from Jul 1, 2012 to Oct. 19, 2012. The ozone hole max is on Sept. 22, 2012. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center – click image for movie WASHINGTON — The average area covered by the Antarctic … Continue reading

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The APS Topical Group on the Physics of Climate: reply to Roger Cohen

Guest post by  Warren S. Warren A reply to Roger Cohen from a fellow Executive Committee member In a recent posting on your web site, Roger Cohen, who was on the Organizing Committee for the APS Topical Group on the … Continue reading

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NASA on Earth’s bipolar sea ice behavior

Opposite Behaviors? Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks, Antarctic Grows September 2012 witnessed two opposite records concerning sea ice. Two weeks after the Arctic Ocean’s ice cap experienced an all-time summertime low for the satellite era (left), Antarctic sea ice reached a … Continue reading

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