Tag Archives: University of Washington

Claim: winds blamed for Antarctic sea ice approaching record high

Stronger winds explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica From University of Washington press room by Hannah Hickey Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic. But less clear is the situation on the other side … Continue reading

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UW issues statement on the ‘North Pole Lake’

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s “Reality Minions” think the North Pole is melting – except that’s NOT a photo of the North Pole

Even journalists get tripped up into thinking this is photo from the North Pole. At the real North Pole, history shows this to be a relatively common occurrence. It isn’t very hard to catch Al Gore and his Climate Reality … Continue reading

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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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Study: warming of Antarctic peninsula due to ocean and atmospheric circulation patterns

From the University of Washington, something we covered earlier in WUWT from the BAS, but UW is now just getting around to press releases. The Antarctic peninsula is essentially a different Koppen climate class than the main continent, and is … Continue reading

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Recent climate, glacier changes in Antarctica at the ‘upper bound’ of normal

From the University of Washington some walkback? In the last few decades, glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning, and research has shown the rate of thinning has accelerated and contributed significantly to sea … Continue reading

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More on Black Carbon from Univ of Washington

International study: Where there’s smoke or smog, there’s climate change By Hannah Hickey In addition to causing smoggy skies and chronic coughs, soot – or black carbon – turns out to be the number two contributor to global warming. It’s … Continue reading

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Some confirmation of Spencer’s cloud hypothesis – it is getting less cloudy and warmer at the same time

A new paper just published in the Journal of Climate finds that global cloudiness has decreased over the past 39 years from between 0.9 to 2.8% by continent as shown in the figure below: The period of the study is … Continue reading

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Another mooooot press release – cows and climate change

From the University of Washington, another press release making gloom where there is none. I had to laugh at this statement: The authors also found that dairy farmers are already clustering in the most comfortable areas for cows, such as … Continue reading

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Really? ‘Climate Change Causing Blackouts’ – but see the real culprit

From GlobalWarmingIsReal.com, a rather hilarious take on what that 0.8C of temperature increase in the last century is doing. Who knew the global electric grid was so fragile that it couldn’t handle such massive temperature increases? /sarc -Anthony Excerpt: Global … Continue reading

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Tragedy of the day: 1 in 10 animals unable to outrun climate change

From the University of Washington, via Eurekalert, sympathy for snails, turtles, sloths, slow moving howler monkeys, shrews and moles and other slow moving critters that will apparently bake in place due to the 0.7C temperature rise of the past century. … Continue reading

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Trenberth takes on UAH satellite data in a new paper

They create an adjustment for the way the Alabama scientists handled data from NOAA-9, a satellite that collected temperature data in the mid-1980s. From the University of Washington comes this press release: New research brings satellite measurements and global climate … Continue reading

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Microbes and their impact within Climate Models

From the American Society for Microbiology, a comprehensive report that suggests the need to integrate microbial processes into climate modeling. As they say: “The sum total of microbial activity is enormous, but the net effect of microbes on climate-relevant gases … Continue reading

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Russian river water affecting the Arctic – AO shift blamed

From the University of Washington Russian river water unexpected culprit behind Arctic freshening near US, Canada A hemisphere-wide phenomenon – and not just regional forces – has caused record-breaking amounts of freshwater to accumulate in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea. Freshwater … Continue reading

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Penn State to lecture on “climate ethics”

I got this late, but this must be the most clueless thing I’ve ever seen, especially coming on the heels of the biggest ethics scandal ever in the history of Penn State. Maybe clueless doesn’t even describe it. I’m at … Continue reading

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PIOMAS Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model Corrected – Still Appears Suspect

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” It seems that the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model that generated the highly suspect chart above has been corrected to “show reduced errors over the prior … Continue reading

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