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Early Results from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Mission to be presented at #AGU14 via Live Stream

Time: Thursday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. PST In 2014, NASA launched four new missions to study our home planet, including the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 in July – NASA’s first mission dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide. This press conference will present early results from the OCO-2 mission. Fossil fuel combustion, deforestation and other human activities…

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From #AGU14 – satellites detect albedo change in the Arctic, resulting in more absorbed solar radiation

This press session at AGU conference today had quite a lot to say. Personally, I think the issue of carbon soot forcing is one of the strongest drivers of this, as WUWT previously covered here: In the Arctic, nearby soot may be a larger forcing than CO2 NASA Satellites Measure Increase of Sun’s Energy Absorbed…

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Hump Day Hilarity – model the bouncing ball

Josh writes: Talking of Climate Models, there is another great Climate Audit post titled “Unprecedented” Model Discrepancy where Richard Betts, once again, provides cartoon inspiration in the comments. It’s a bit like watching a ball bouncing down a rocky hillside. You can predict some aspects of it behaviour but not others. You can predict it will…

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Vanishing Ice Most Likely All Natural

video by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University The video outlines why the timing and mechanisms of glacier retreats is evidence of natural climate change. Contents The drying out of Kilimanjaro Retreat of glaciers in Glacier National Park begins 2:45 Overview of Holocene warming and cooling and ice melt…