Watching Thunderstorms Chase The Hot Spots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once on a lovely hot August day in eastern Oregon, my gorgeous ex-fiancee and I sat entranced and watched a parade of dust devils. I’ve written about dust devils before, they’re one of my favorite emergent phenomena. Like many such emergent climate phenomena, dust devils are driven by a temperature…

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Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. “Misusing the Future” A presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. at a symposium on ALternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS). Sponsored by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 9 February 2018. Posted with his generous permission. PDF copy here. Summary “The talk focuses…

OECD: Energy Taxes Too Low to Fight Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The OECD thinks member governments are not doing enough to impose punitive carbon taxes on citizens. Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change 14/02/2018 – Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance…

Study: Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in northeast

Pioneering Rutgers study examines atmospheric patterns during nor’easters and other extratropical cyclones Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according…