Not cooperating with climate alarm: Marine ecosystems show resilience to climate disturbance

A survey of 97 coastal ecosystem experts revealed impacts of climate disturbance but also instances of resilience in all ecosystem types evaluated and at multiple locations worldwide From the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded…

Study: El Niño forecasting reliability during the period 2002-2011 declined

From the “bigger computers and newer models don’t necessarily produce better predictions” department and the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES comes this curious observation. Why has ENSO been more difficult to predict since 2000? El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is one of the most striking interannual variability in the tropical Pacific, has been…

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Take the New York Times Climate Quiz

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Schrodinger’s Cat How much of a climate deplorable are you? NYT has published an offensive climate quiz, apparently aimed at helping readers discover whether they should ever buy another copy of the New York Times. Trump Has Choices to Make on Climate Policy. What Would You Do? By TATIANA…