Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Nighttime heat waves on the increase in Pacific NW

More examples of the nighttime heat sink effect of UHI. Asphalt, concrete, bricks and other infrastructure holds the energy from daytime solar insolation and releases it at night as LWIR. Anyone who has ever stood next to a sun illuminated … Continue reading

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Pacific Export Terminals: The Raging Environmental War on Coal

Originally published in The Washington Times. Guest post by Steve Goreham Exports from the Pacific Northwest are an ongoing battleground in the environmental war on coal. Last week, the Sierra Club and three other groups announced that they would file … Continue reading

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Shocker: burning trees release stored carbon

From the Department of Obvious Science and the USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station, comes this shocking headline: Washington’s forests will lose stored carbon as area burned by wildfire increases Even small increases in area burned could have … Continue reading

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Willis on why Piers Corbyn claims such a high success rate

(elevated from a comment on the Putting Piers Corbyn to the test thread ) Willis Eschenbach says: Submitted on 2012/07/15 at 9:26 am Martin Gordon says: July 15, 2012 at 5:31 am I note that Piers is declaring this period … Continue reading

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Why the U.S East Coast heatwave was not unusual nor the number of record temperatures unprecedented.

This is a combination of two posts elsewhere that illustrate just how much hype and how little substance the MSM and blogs like Grist, Climate Progress. and Capital Weather Gang have been pushing trying to make a run of the … Continue reading

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Linking the ENSO and PDO induced rainfall of the Pacific Northwest to proxy data in tree rings and lake sediments

From Penn State , another Mann paper with proxy sets, and a divergence problem. At least they are talking about the MWP, or as they call it, the Medieval Climate Anomaly which had been erased in previous papers Mann had … Continue reading

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More uncertainty about warming – Study: Impact of warming climate doesn’t always translate to streamflow

From an OSU press release: CORVALLIS, Ore. – An analysis of 35 headwater basins in the United States and Canada found that the impact of warmer air temperatures on streamflow rates was less than expected in many locations, suggesting that … Continue reading

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Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts, Heavy Snow to Hammer Northwest

For Immediate Release – AccuWeather News March 12, 2012 — State College, PA –As locations east of the Rockies experience Maylike warmth, residents in the Pacific Northwest are in for a stormy week. The first in a round of potent … Continue reading

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Climate change in the Pacific Northwest: still happening after all these years

From the University of Pittsburgh, refreshingly, no mention of AGW in this latest paper. Why, it’s almost as if, these extreme climate shifts occurred….naturally. 6,000-year climate record suggests longer droughts, drier climate for Pacific Northwest Pitt-led team used a sediment … Continue reading

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