Latest forecast track shows hurricane #Matthew grazing Florida East Coast

I’ve been watching this awhile, as have many others, and now it looks like we might have some real trouble. Matthew looks to be strengthening – see the satellite loop below. Besides winds, huge amounts of rain and storm surge will accompany this storm. Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue says of the animation above: Pressure…

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Eye roller: we measured sea levels in the wrong places, therefore it's 'worse than we thought'

From the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA Historical records may underestimate global sea level rise New research published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the longest and highest-quality records of historical ocean water levels may underestimate the amount of global average sea level rise that occurred during the 20th century. Dr. Philip Thompson, associate director…

Claim: Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming

From Washington State University and “the EPA and ecos now have another new tool to prevent new reservoirs in California” department:   VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say the world’s reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or 1.3 percent of all…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #243

The Week That Was: ending October 1, 2016 Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Hubris: Michael Kelly, Emeritus Prince Philip Professor of Technology of Cambridge University has written an excellent, short book review of Hubris: The Troubling…