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New paper links warming since 1950 to ENSO and cloud cover variations

John McLean writes of a new paper about the pattern in global average temperature anomalies since 1950 and how they are linked to changes in cloud cover and ENSO: Key points of the paper: Indicates that the temperature pattern can be attributed to a sequence of events, namely a shift in the prevailing ENSO conditions,…

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Climate change not to blame for 2013 Colorado floods – lack of infrastructure upgrades played a key role

From the University of Colorado Denver CU Denver study says upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage Outdated roads, bridges added to flood losses last year DENVER (Oct. 29, 2014) – The severe flooding that devastated a wide swath of Colorado last year might have been less destructive if the bridges, roads and other infrastructure had…

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Major Hurricane Gonzalo Gives an “Eye-opening” Performance

NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing continuous coverage of Hurricane Gonzalo as it moves toward Bermuda. NASA’s Terra satellite saw thunderstorms wrapped tightly around the center with large bands of thunderstorms wrapping into it. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provided [an] “eye-opening” view of Gonzalo, still a Category 4 hurricane on Oct. 16. A hurricane warning…

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The Weather History Time Machine

From Sand Diego State University – A program created by Samuel Shen allows researchers to look back in time to see how precipitation across the globe contributed to major weather events. Shen and colleagues created a video (which follows) showcasing their historical precipitation data. At 00:31 (July 1933 – June 1934), you can see the…