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Friday Funny: study says gender and political belief systems trump actual hurricane data

From PRINCETON UNIVERSITY and the “it’s not a lie, if you believe it” department comes this laughable study. Opinion is not hurricane data, and opinion doesn’t trump physical measurement. The one graphic they cite in the PR is for the last landfalling hurricane in the Gulf Coast area of study. Essentially a single data point. Here’s…

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New climate reconstruction study claims humans have been causing warming since the onset of the Industrial Revolution.

From the ignoring natural variation with confirmation bias department Brian Lindauer writes Apparently it IS worse than we thought… A new paper published in Nature purports to find a connection between mid-nineteenth century warming and the beginning of the industrial revolution. And, since no correlation is too small to be a causation, this is now…

Antarctica's annual mean surface mass balance estimated using CMIP5 climate models. Future snowfall increases will also likely be largest around the edges of the continent, where storms blow in and temperatures tend to be warmer. CREDIT Previdi and Polvani, 2016.

Increasing Antarctic snowfall may offset sea-level rise

From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise Increasing precipitation masked by natural variability — for now When Antarctica’s air temperature rises, moisture in the atmosphere increases. That should mean more snowfall on the frozen continent. So why hasn’t that trend become evident in Antarctica’s surface…