Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

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The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting study in Science magazine, entitled “Ocean Salinities Reveal Strong Global Water Cycle Intensification During 1950 to 2000″ by Durack et al. (paywalled here, hereinafter D2012). The abstract of D2012 says: Fundamental thermodynamics and climate models suggest that dry regions will become drier and wet regions will become…

Greenland’s pronounced glacier retreat not irreversible

Via the AGU weekly highlights: In recent decades, the combined forces of climate warming and short-term variability have forced the massive glaciers that blanket Greenland into retreat, with some scientists worrying that deglaciation could become irreversible. The short history of detailed glacier observations, however, makes pinning the ice loss to either short-term dynamics or long-term…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: Sherlock Holmes: “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts”. From: “Scandal in Bohemia” A. Conan Doyle. [H/t Jim Johnson] – – – – – – – – – – – – -…

Ben Santer’s 17 year itch

Ben Santer issues a press release on Eurekalert today to “smack down” the non warming we’ve experienced over the last 10-12 years, as I pointed out here for the USA. But the issue goes back further than that. Phil Jones famously said in a Feb 2010 BBC interview: Do you agree that from 1995 to…