Ocean warming – it’s the aerosols

From CSIRO, but sadly just with modeling, not empirical analysis: Rapid upper ocean warming linked to declining aerosols Australian scientists have identified causes of a rapid warming in the upper subtropical oceans of the Southern Hemisphere. They partly attribute the observed warming, and preceding cooling trends to ocean circulation changes induced by global greenhouse gas…

Some new climate surprises blow in with the dust

From NASA: Dust’s Warming Counters Half of its Cooling Effect Dust that routinely rises above the world’s deserts causes a more significant localized warming effect than previously thought, a new study based on NASA field research shows. In April 2008, atmospheric scientists set up camp in Zhangye, a semi-arid region between China’s Taklimakan and Gobi…

Shocker: The Hansen/GISS team paper that says: “we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases”

Note: This will be a top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one – please scroll down. ============================================================ No, this isn’t a joke, it isn’t a fake document, and it isn’t a misinterpretation. It is a paper published by Dr. James Hansen (and the GISS team) in PNAS (Proceedings…

NASA’S Glory Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit

NASA reports that Glory, a satellite to monitor aerosols failed to reach orbit, apparently from a fairing that didn’t release. See update below on the massive budget overruns for this failed project. NASA’s announcement: NASA’s Glory spacecraft launched aboard a Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Friday at 5:09:45 a.m. EST…