Expanding tropics pushing high altitude clouds towards poles, NASA study finds

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “30 year trends don’t mean much if we’ve never observed them before” department comes this interesting study. A new NASA analysis of 30-years of satellite data suggests that a previously observed trend of high altitude clouds in the mid-latitudes shifting toward the poles is caused primarily by…

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An Analysis of Time of Observation Bias

An evaluation of the use of min/max temps to determine average temps, and a comparison of three observation times. Guest essay by: Robin McMeeking I was an Air Force weather observer in the early 1960’s and have retained an interest in weather things. Later in in my civilian career I spent many years developing software. Several…

UAH V6 Global Temperature Update for April, 2016: +0.71 deg. C

From Dr. Roy Spencer The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2016 is +0.71 deg. C, down slightly from the March value of +0.73 deg. C (click for full size version): The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 16 months are: YEAR…

European Union Scraps Biofuel Targets

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Roger Helmer MEP – The European Union has scrapped post 2020 biofuel targets, thanks to pressure from green groups concerned about environmental damage. Green transport target will be scrapped post-2020, EU confirms EU laws requiring member states to use “at least 10%” renewable energy in transport will be scrapped…