Climate scientist: air pollution cleanup may be major driver of global warming

Observations during lunar eclipses show how Earth’s atmosphere has cleared, letting in more sunlight Strange but true: You can learn a lot about Earth’s climate by watching a lunar eclipse. This week at the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference (GMAC) in Boulder, CO, climate scientist Richard Keen of the University of Colorado announced new results from…

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Study: Climate Change May Lead to Bigger Atmospheric Rivers

WASHINGTON — A new study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number. The new study, published online in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, projects atmospheric rivers will be…

The Climate of Gavin

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Gavin Schmidt, who I am given to understand is a good computer programmer, is one of the principals at the incongruously named website “RealClimate”. The name is incongruous because they censor anyone who dares to disagree with their revealed wisdom. I bring this up because I’m on Twitter, @WEschenbach. You’re…

WINNING: Trump officials discussed whether to ‘ignore’ climate data

From The Hill: Trump officials discussed whether to ‘ignore’ climate data: report White House officials discussed the possibility of ignoring federal climate data, according to an internal memo that highlights the Trump administration’s struggles with established climate change science. The Washington Post reports that a memo, drafted in September by Michael Catanzaro, the then-White House special assistant…