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New paper debunks ‘ocean acidification’ scare, finds warming increases pH

Via the Hockey Schtick: A paper published Friday in Climate of the Past reconstructs water pH and temperature from a lake in central Japan over the past 280,000 years and clearly shows that pH increases [becomes more basic or alkaline] due to warmer temperatures, and vice-versa, becomes more acidic [or "acidified" if you prefer] due…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #154

The Week That Was: 2014-18-11 (October 18, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) A Modest Proposal: The 2013 Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contained an estimate…

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Climate Dialogue about the sun

Guest blog by Marcel Crok Over at Climate Dialogue we have started a new discussion about the influence of the sun on the climate. People familiar with climate discussions know that the sun has been and still is a popular argument to explain at least part of the warming since 1750. This has to do…

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Backyard Birds Spreading as Climate Changes

By Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger In a recent Global Science Report, we posted some good news coming out of California’s Sierra Nevada, where climate change (from whatever cause), has been partially responsible for a greening of the organo state. Technically, the biomass in the montane forests have been on the increase over the past…

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NOAA: Another warm winter likely for western U.S., South may see colder weather Repeat of last year’s extremely cold, snowy winter east of Rockies unlikely

Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. While drought may improve in some portions of the U.S. this winter, California’s…