Forget summer in the UK and wonky Met Office predictions, atmospheric rivers and floods loom

Like this one: Image from NOAA ESRL From the Institute of Physics Atmospheric rivers set to increase UK winter flooding The prolonged heat wave that has bathed the UK in sunshine over the past month has given the country an unexpected taste of summer that has seemed to be missing in recent years. However, a…

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Tuesday Tittering – Drill baby, drill

Josh writes: Apparently Dana Nuccitelli works for the fossil fuel industry, see here and here, so I thought a cartoon of him at work would be helpful. If you want to get the slightly obscure but apposite references to Drillbit then Google is your friend 😉

Why we do what we do – 'It changes people.'

Jonathan Abbot writes in comments on 2013/07/23 at 12:59 pm My 10 year old daughter just read an article in National Geographic Kids about global warming. ‘The world is getting warmer, daddy! See?’ She wouldn’t believe me when I said it wasn’t. I told her that data is more important than written words, and showed…

Earth's self regulation of Carbon Dioxide is remarkably stable

From CSIRO: “What we learned is that in spite of droughts, floods, volcano eruptions, El Niño and other events, the Earth system has been remarkably consistent in regulating the inter-annual variations in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels,” Tropical ecosystems regulate variations in Earth’s carbon dioxide levels Rising temperatures, influenced by natural events such as El Niño,…

Ocean warming – it's the aerosols

From CSIRO, but sadly just with modeling, not empirical analysis: Rapid upper ocean warming linked to declining aerosols Australian scientists have identified causes of a rapid warming in the upper subtropical oceans of the Southern Hemisphere. They partly attribute the observed warming, and preceding cooling trends to ocean circulation changes induced by global greenhouse gas…

No Consensus among Three Global Precipitation Datasets

Global precipitation is a crucial part of our understanding of the global Water Cycle. The climate science community can’t hope predict how precipitation will change in the future without knowing how precipitation has varied in the past. The oceans are a crucial part of the water cycle. As the USGS notes in their webpage The…

Congenital Cyclomania Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I wasn’t going to mention this paper, but it seems to be getting some play in the blogosphere. Our friend Nicola Scafetta is back again, this time with a paper called “Solar and planetary oscillation control on climate change: hind-cast, forecast and a comparison with the CMIP5 GCMs”. He’s…