UHI in South Korea – responsible for over half of the warming

This new study published in  the Journal of Atmospheric Environment quantifies the different components of warming there, with UHI making up over half of the total warming: On average, the total temperature increase over South Korea was about 1.37 °C; the amount of increase caused by the greenhouse effect is approximately 0.60 °C, and the…

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NOAA issues tsunami debris alert from model

Source here. Mind the caveat though: The Japanese government estimated that the tsunami generated 25 million tons of rubble, but there is no clear understanding of exactly how much debris was swept into the water nor what remained afloat. Tracking Marine Debris from the Japanese Tsunami Debris scatters in the Pacific Ocean, possibly heading to…

Unified Theory of Climate

Note: This was a poster, and adopted into a blog post by the author, Ned Nikolov, specifically for WUWT. My thanks to him for the extra effort in converting the poster to a more blog friendly format. – Anthony Expanding the Concept of Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Using Thermodynamic Principles: Implications for Predicting Future Climate Change…

Sense and sensitivity

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Reed Coray’s post here on Boxing Day, commenting on my post of 6 December, questions whether the IPCC and science textbooks are right that without any greenhouse gases the Earth’s surface temperature would be 33 Kelvin cooler than today’s 288 K. He says the temperature might be only 9 K…

The fishes and the coral live happily in the CO2 bubble plume

Guest post by David Archibald Willis Eschenbach’s post on lab work on coral response to elevated carbon dioxide levels, and The Reef Abides, leads to a large scale, natural experiment in Papua New Guinea. There are several places at the eastern end of that country where carbon dioxide is continuously bubbling up through healthy looking…

Congress ends corn ethanol subsidy

Interesting timing, especially when some biomass companies are switching from wood chips to corn, because they couldn’t turn a profit on wood chips. Looks like all the wheels are coming off the bus now. To Survive, Some Biofuels Companies Give Up on Biofuels – Technology Review Gevo, a prominent advanced-biofuels company that has received millions…

The Ocean Is Not Getting Acidified

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting study out on the natural pH changes in the ocean. I discussed some of these pH changes a year ago in my post “The Electric Oceanic Acid Test“. Before getting to the new study, let me say a couple of things about pH. The pH scale measures…

Shock news: mammals adapt to changing climate

From Brown University it seems we need a new variation on the popular bumper sticker: Over 65 million years North American mammal evolution has tracked with climate change Rise and fall of groups of fauna driven by temperature PROVIDENCE, R.I. — History often seems to happen in waves – fashion and musical tastes turn over…