NOAA: Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California

Natural cycles, sea surface temperatures found to be main drivers in ongoing event According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California’s ongoing drought. A high pressure ridge off the West Coast (typical of historic droughts) prevailed for three winters, blocking important wet season storms, with ocean…

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Clearing the 'cloud hanging over climate science'

Commentary calls for new ‘science of climate diversity’ December 8, 2014 By Melissa Osgood, Cornell University There is cloud hanging over climate science, but one Cornell University expert on communication and environmental issues says he knows how to help clear the air. In the December issue of Nature Climate Change, Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of…

Climate alarmism secures a set of warning signals

An alarming claim from from the University of Exeter, based entirely on modeling. Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found early warning signals of a reorganisation of the Atlantic oceans’ circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate…

An odd email from The White House

People send me stuff. This email from the White House comes courtesy of WUWT reader John B. You’d think they’d have learned something after the disastrous “AskDrMann” hashtag debacle, but nooooo. Message: White House warning of extreme weather, Nov 19, 2014. From: info@mail.whitehouse.gov To: xxxx@xxxx.xxx Subject: Make sure your community is ready for climate change…