The Dogs of Winter

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After a very long night, with a ten-hour flight somewhere in the middle, I blew into Fiji at about five in the morning. I was reminded during my trip of the old story about the guy who decided to leave the ocean behind. He said he was going to put…

Correlation Between NCEP/NCAR Re-analysis and Other Global Temperature Anomaly Data

Guest Post By Walter Dnes On his website, Nick Stokes has set up an interesting global temperature anomaly visualization, based on NCEP/NCAR re-analysis data. The dry technical details are listed in this blog post. Based on his explanation, I’ve been able to closely duplicate his work to within +/-0.003 Kelvin degree, using different tools. This post…

Leonard DiCaprio working on another climate movie, will it bomb as bad as ‘The 11th hour’?

From the NASA Goddard Facebook page, 4/29/16: Academy Award winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio visited Goddard Saturday to talk about NASA Earth science with former astronaut Piers Sellers, the current deputy director of Goddard’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate. They discussed NASA missions studying changes in the Earth’s atmosphere, water and land masses for…

Politico: 40% Surge in Orders for New Ice Hardened Petroleum Transporters

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Politico reports that Finland’s Ship Building Industry is experiencing a bumper year, as Paris Climate Agreement signatories celebrate the new global environmental accord, by massively ramping up oil and gas exploration and mining in the Arctic. Finland finds global warming’s upside The country’s icebreaker business is booming as the shrinking…

Tracking climate change? Use the daily highs

Above, examples from Las Vegas illustrate the issue, but aren’t part of the original paper. Source: NWS WSFO, Las Vegas. NV. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 29, 2016) — Scientists using long-term surface temperature data to track climate change caused by greenhouse gases would be best served using only daily high temperature readings without the nighttime lows,…