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 dry spells reveals tropical ecosystems might be more sensitive to climate change than previously thought. The findings, published online on April 28 in the journal…

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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 about their frequency and location as climate influences. The researchers systematically looked at human behaviors and climate change together, which is unique and rarely attempted…

We're here to tax your food

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 try to combat global warming. Could Danes face a ‘red meat tax’ to help climate? Saying that “climate change is an ethical problem”, the Danish…

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 identity fail, exacerbate opposition DURHAM, N.C. — Political advocates who support action on climate change have long sought “the perfect message” for swaying skeptics. If…

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 I talked about in my previous post, I gotta run. Best wishes to all, I’m outta here … w.

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 he’s still going strong. His email, sent to a few of his saltier friends, said he was thinking about buying a sailboat that was up…

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 something sceptics have been pointing out for some time, but it is great to see the story in Nature all the same. But to get alarmists to…