California Nino-Nina

California Niño/Niña

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is a quick post about a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that had previously not been described. The paper flew by under the radar back in April. Initial Note: The “California Niño/Niña” is said to be independent of the El Niño and La Niña events taking place in the equatorial Pacific.…

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guardian plastic in ocean

Big Numbers, Small Numbers

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I read a paper today that said that there are no less than 270,000,000 kilograms of plastic in the ocean, which is about half a billion pounds plus of plastic. So … is this a big number or a small number? The story is at the Guardian, and they’ve illustrated…