Below-normal Atlantic hurricane season ends

From NOAA: The Atlantic, eastern and central Pacific hurricane seasons officially ended yesterday, and as predicted, the Atlantic season stayed below normal with 11 named storms, while the eastern and central Pacific were above normal with both regions shattering all-time records. Overall, the Atlantic hurricane season produced 11 named storms, including four hurricanes (Danny, Fred,…

USGS projects large loss of Alaska permafrost by 2100

From the UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data and other sources, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have projected that the near-surface permafrost that presently underlies 38 percent of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16 to 24 percent by the end of the 21st century under widely accepted…

Quote of the Week – Finally, some real certainty

Willis Eschenbach sends us this story from the HuffngtonPost, where the subtitle on their COP21 story is one of certainty, and of course as we predicted earlier in the week, also one of pure hilarity. “It’s time to get out of this negotiation rhetoric and focus on solutions, otherwise, in a hundred years, we’ll all be…