Paris Flooding, Again

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Paris, France is flooding again.  The River Seine has risen over its banks and streets are covered with slowing moving yellowish water.  The Louvre is building sandbag barriers to protect its statuary. There is talk, as always, that the culprit is the dreaded modern boogeyman — Climate Change. As…

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What to believe? Models or GRACE data?

From the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN and the “not so amazing GRACE” department. Discrepancies between satellite and global model estimates of land water storage Research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that calculations of water storage in many river basins from commonly used global computer models differ markedly from independent storage…

EU Appoints Climate Skeptic as Environment Council President

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Pro-EU greens are in shock, after the appointment of Bulgarian Environment Minister, Trump fan and Climate Skeptic Neno Dimov as President of the EU Environment Council. A ‘Climate Skeptic’ Just Took Charge Of EU Environment Policy Dave Keating, CONTRIBUTOR JAN 25, 2018 @ 12:00 PM Neno Dimov, the man who…

Long dead Zombie Satellite wakes up 13 years later

LONG-DEAD SPACECRAFT WAKES UP 13 YEARS LATER In 2005, a NASA spacecraft named “IMAGE” mysteriously went silent, abruptly ending a successful mission to study Earth’s magnetosphere. Thirteen years later, it’s back. On Jan. 20, 2018, an amateur astronomer in Canada picked up radio transmissions from IMAGE, alive after all. The satellite may have been chattering…

Even the Tiniest Aerosol Particles Can Kick Up a Storm

From the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE A new study suggests that tiny aerosol particles from pollution plumes have a greater influence on stormy weather over pristine regions of the world, such as oceans and large forests, than previously believed. Because water cycling in these areas contributes substantially to global weather patterns, the human-made…