BOMBSHELL: Study shows greenhouse gas induced warming dropped for the past 14 years

Paper finds a decrease of IR radiation from greenhouse gases over past 14 years, contradicts expected increase – cloudiness blamed for difference. A paper published in the Journal of Climate finds from 800,000 observations a significant decrease in longwave infrared radiation from increasing greenhouse gases over the 14 year period 1996-2010 in the US Great…

Study: Large volcanic eruptions cause drought in eastern China

Via AGU, and the “science is settled” department, once again we learn things we didn’t know about climate. In most cases, the annual East Asian Monsoon brings heavy rains and widespread flooding to southeast China and drought conditions to the northeast. At various points throughout history, however, large volcanic eruptions have upset the regular behavior…

U.S. forest fires versus climate model predictions

While we have one of the lowest US fire seasons to date on record so far… (Data at right from National Interagency Fire Center plotted by Tony Heller) …we have this special report based on “…numerous predictions that wildfires—especially in the West—will get larger, more intense, and increasingly hard to contain with climate change,”. The…