White House science advisor Holdren's climate slide show at Kavli

While Obama seems to be a non-starter on climate, John Holdren is out stumping for climate change issues. For those who wonder what we are up against, watching this slideshow is enlightening. Comments on specific slides welcome. – Anthony Via Eurekalert -Public Release: 28-Sep-2010 John P. Holdren addresses climate change, stressing need for international cooperation…

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Pielke on ground water extraction causing sea level rise

Report On Sea Level Rise And Ground Water Extraction There is a news article from the University of Utrecht [thanks to Erik for alerting us to this!] titled Rising sea levels attributed to global groundwater extraction The article starts with the text “Large-scale groundwater extraction for irrigation, drinking water or industry results in an annual rise in sea…

Klotzbach and Gray: two week hurricane forecast

We expect that the next two weeks will be characterized by above-average amounts of activity (greater than 130 percent of climatology.) So starts the latest two week forecast from Philip Klotzbach and William Gray at Colorado State University. As you can see in the graphic, the most intense part of the hurricane season should be…

The Improving State of the World

With all the gloom and doom being pushed today, the title of this book is one of certain optimism. WUWT reader may recognize the author, Indur M. Goklany, a frequent WUWT contributor. I highly recommend his book, both for the positive outlook and for the factual discourse. – Anthony Many people believe that globalization and…

Mexican mudslide update: thousand dead becomes zero

Instead of thousands feared dead, reports are now saying that no one has been confirmed dead, and officials are hopeful that those few missing will be found alive.  This is great news for some regions of Mexico, which have received plenty of rain during this summer season, especially in its tropical locales.   It seems…