Not just extreme weather anymore, 'extreme climate events' enter the lexicon

Amazon rainforest responds quickly to extreme climate events STANFORD’S SCHOOL OF EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES A new study examining carbon exchange in the Amazon rainforest following extremely hot and…

Mann's new study finds human activity is a major factor driving wildfires

Study weighs human influence in wildfire forecast through 2050 From GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON (April 28, 2016)–A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much…

Climate Craziness of the Week -Bill Nye Thinks Not Wasting Bottled Water Will Help Defeat Islamic State

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US TV personality Bill Nye thinks Climate Change is responsible for the rise of Islamic State. But don’t worry, Nye has the solution – a…

Modeling Claim: Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

Deoxygenation due to climate change threatens marine life From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER — A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in…

Danish Government Thinktank Proposes "Red Meat" Eco-Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Local, a Danish Newspaper, reports that the Danish Council on Ethics, a government funded think tank, has recommended that red meat be taxed to…

Polarization may cause climate communication to backfire (so might Tweets from Michael Mann)

From DUKE UNIVERSITY and the department of Mannian screaming and insults, comes this attempt to yet again, find the perfect message to sway climate skeptics. Messages that conflict with audience’s partisan…

Steinhilber 2009

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Someone recommended that I look at the Steinhilber 2009 paper. I did. The data is here. My first-cut graphs are below. Discuss. For the reasons…

Sea of Dreams

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach So I got an email from my mad South Pacific amigo Mike. I wrote about him in The Missing Cashbox and the Nguru Patrol, and…

Weather pattern changes over Greenland may account for melting, storms in Europe

From the UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD and the “weather, not climate department” comes this paper that basically says it has discovered the Greenland Block all over again. See image below, which isn’t…

Hump day hilarity – Told you so!

Josh writes: There’s been a lot of Twittering over an article in Nature Climate Change about the greening of the planet. It might not exactly be ground breaking science, it is after all…