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Think UHI doesn’t affect the climate? Think again.

From AGU: More urban heat; less summer fog, on California coast Larry O’Hanlon writes on the AGU blog Geospace: The summer fog that shrouds coastal southern California – what locals call the June Gloom – is being driven up into the sky by urban sprawl, according to scientists who have studied 67 years of cloud…

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Global warming research: strong storms to become stronger, weak storms to become weaker

University of Toronto study finds atmosphere will adapt to hotter, wetter climate (photo by Liam Kearney via Flickr) A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger…

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4 of the 5 Great Lakes about to freeze over

Corky Boyd writes: The latest NATICE graphics show Lake Erie totally covered with 9/10+ ice, Lakes Superior and Huron are nearly totally covered with 9/10+ and Ontario about 80% covered with 7/10+.  It is likely Superior and Huron will join Erie with total coverage of 9/10+  in today or tomorrow’s report. It is possible Ontario…