Study: Current climate models misrepresent El Niño

From the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Clues to the fundamental physics of El Niño from millennia-old corals and clams An analysis of fossil corals and mollusk shells from the Pacific Ocean reveals there is no link between the strength of seasonal differences and El Niño, a complex but irregular climate pattern with large impacts on…

#AGU15 NASA suggests El Niño will lead to “stronger, wetter” atmospheric rivers to ease California’s drought

The above images are of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (SSTA) of the 1997 (left) and 2015 (right) El Niño. The SSTA are derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Optimally Interpolated SST that are provided by the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) and also use NOAA’s National Center for Environmental…

#AGU15 New NASA satellite maps show humans have less of a fingerprint on global air quality compared to 10 years ago

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Using new, high-resolution global satellite maps of air quality indicators, NASA scientists tracked air pollution trends over the last decade in various regions and 195 cities around the globe. The findings were presented Monday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco and published in the Journal of Geophysical…

#AGU15 Religion and Climate Change addressed

I attended this session yesterday, and I cam away with the impression that these researchers are holding their noses while they are forging ahead on the issue. From the press release: Religion and Climate Change Climate scientist to discuss role of religious leaders in addressing climate change Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego…

Vox’s David Roberts: “Consilience” or just plain silliness?

(Featured image borrowed from Amazon.com) Guest post by David Middleton True climate science denier, David Roberts (formerly with Grist) has authored another utterly vapid article for Vox … The 2 key points that climate skeptics miss Updated by David Roberts on December 11, 2015 Arguments between climate skeptics (or whatever the hell we’re calling them now)…