Study: Greenland’s July 2012 ‘insta-melt’ was triggered by a combination of warm weather and carbon soot

WUWT readers surely remember all the media hype over this story. This was REP’s last entry on WUWT: As WUWT readers are aware, there has been a great deal of attention paid by the main stream media to the extensive melt on the Greenland icecap that occurred during July (for example, see here, here, here, here,…

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Wildfire aerosols not handled well in climate modeling

From Los Alamos National Laboratory: Wildfires may contribute more to global warming than previously predicted They suggest that fire emissions could contribute a lot more to the observed climate warming than current estimates show. Haze of smoke emanating from the 2011 Las Conchas, NM fire. Particle analysis shows “tar ball” effect is significant LOS ALAMOS,…

Something else to worry about…carbon in the water

From the Oh Noes department and the Max Planck Institute comes this headline sure to cause worry worts scurrying for carbon removing water filters: Massive amounts of charcoal enter the worlds’ oceans Wild fire residue is washed out of the soil and transported to the sea by rivers Wild fires turn millions of hectares of…