How not to measure temperature (or climate) #97 – California’s warming air temperatures are population and site bias related

A couple of days ago, I highlighted a worst of the worst NOAA climate monitoring station in Arizona with the help of a scientist from the University of Washington. My friend Jim Goodridge, former California State Climatologist continues to be busy in his retirement, and sends this along today. He’s been tracking a group of…

New NOAA forecast suggests current El Niño will fade fast, and be replaced by a strong cooling La Niña this year

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. directs me to this new forecast product from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). If it holds, it suggests a big cooling event ahead. NOAA/ESRL PSD and CU CIRES Forecast in Global Tropics Domain LIM forecasts of SST anomalies based on November-December-January 2015-2016 initial conditions. Contour interval is 0.3 degrees C.…

Colossal Antarctic ice-shelf collapse followed last ice age

From the “things Earth does without our help” department: Study: 100,000 square miles of Ross Ice Shelf disappeared in 1,500 years From RICE UNIVERSITY HOUSTON — (Feb. 18, 2016) — In a new study that provides clues about how Antarctica’s nation-sized Ross Ice Shelf might respond to a warming climate, U.S. and Japanese oceanographers have…