Tag Archives: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

CO2 in the air, CO2 in the seawater

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See updated graph] Inspired by some comments on another thread, I decided to see what I could find in the way of actual measurements of the amount of CO2 in the surface layer of the … Continue reading

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NSF says biosphere is breathing in CO2 more deeply

Press Release 13-139 Seasonal carbon dioxide range expanding as more is added to Earth’s atmosphere Northern Hemisphere land-based ecosystems “taking deeper breaths,” scientists find Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise and fall each year as plants, through photosynthesis … Continue reading

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Claim: ‘Recent El Niño behavior is largely beyond natural variability’

From the University of Hawaii at Manoa: El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century Spawning droughts, floods, and other weather disturbances world-wide, the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people. During … Continue reading

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Mauna Loa hits 400 PPM of CO2, alarmists wail and gnash teeth, Earth survives

Source: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html Al Gore calls for a day of prayer and reflection, and bothering your neighbor: So please, take this day and the milestone it represents to reflect on the fragility of our civilization and and the planetary ecosystem on … Continue reading

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Waste heat – a bigger climate effect than once thought

Dr. Roy Spencer recently opined about this issue (which is different from UHI) in: Waste Heat as a Contributor to Observed Warming If we divide that by the surface area of the U.S. in meters, we get 0.33 watts per sq. … Continue reading

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Oh Noes! The clock of doom is stuck again, global warming blamed

One has to wonder about the relevancy of this non-working prop clock in this day and age. Maybe they should update it to an iPad play list that is about to end for it to be more relevant to the … Continue reading

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Earth’s CO2 sinks increasing their uptake

Readers may recall these WUWT stories:  Earth’s biosphere booming,  California’s giant redwoods inconveniently respond to increased carbon dioxide, and Forget deforestation: The world’s woodland is getting denser and change could help combat climate change. NASA satellite imagery pointed this out long ago. … Continue reading

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‘What global warming really looks like’ – Michael Oppenheimer FAIL

Well, I warned everybody yesterday. That briefing was put together by Climate Nexus, an advocacy and communications group. An accompanying report on heat waves and climate change was released simultaneously at climatecommunication.org The usual suspects put that document together. See … Continue reading

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CryoSat repurposed from sea ice to bathymetry

From the European Space Agency: CryoSat goes to sea CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of … Continue reading

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300 soundings from 19th century compared to Argo data

From the University of California – San Diego Scripps Institute, you gotta love the subheading in this PR. I didn’t know robots could travel back in time. Gosh, I learn something new every day. Apparently 300 soundings done by the HMS Challenger between … Continue reading

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Plants gobbling up CO2 – 45% more than thought

From the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres a clear indication for those “CO2 is plant food” scoffers that the plants don’t care what they think. Productivity of land plants may be greater than previously thought Researchers recommend the reworking … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – Wuebbles Weather World

Serially warm reporter Dan Vergano of USA today wrote an article on the “Current Extreme Weather and Climate Change” report, released this week that says it’s all our fault. With a peer review team like this one, what other conclusion … Continue reading

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The Vatican gets involved in climate change

From Scripps: Vatican Science Panel Calls Attention to the Threat of Glacial Melt Pontifical Academy of Sciences working group of leading scientists to present report to Pope Benedict XVI Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego A … Continue reading

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Comments on the Testimony of Dr. Richard Somerville

Written by Paul C. Knappenberger

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Icebergs, phytoplankton, and CO2 – negative feedback

Via Lewis Page at the Register: Some cheerful news on the climate change front today, as US government boffins report that ice breaking off the Antarctic shelves and melting in the sea causes carbon dioxide to be removed from the … Continue reading

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The gases of the early atmosphere and the primordial soup

I find this very interesting, partly because I recreated Stanley Miller’s famous experiment for my high school science fair. It brings back fond memories of basement science projects. – Anthony Primordial soup gets spicier ‘Lost’ samples from famous origin of … Continue reading

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Ancient “Hyperthermals” aka global warming, more frequent than previously thought

Ancient “Hyperthermals” a  Guide to Anticipated Climate Changes Scripps researchers document the history of sudden global warming events, impacts on marine life By Mario Aguilera, Scripps Institute News (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) Sediment samples in the lab of Richard … Continue reading

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Giant evil gaseous blob attacks San Diego, film at 11

What could it be? Something from Los Angeles? Robert Clemenzi tells us in comments:

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