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Climate Reframer Mike Hulme: "We can actually only deal with climate through the human imagination."

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Mike Hulme is worried people are ignoring climate warnings, so he suggests promoting climate action with “co-benefits”, convincing people to take climate action for reasons other than climate change. But some advocates of reframing have taken things a step further than Professor Hulme suggests. In my opinion their actions…

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NASA: Sunspots Vanishing Faster than Expected

by Dr. Tony Philips, NASA Spaceweather Sunspots are becoming scarce. Very scarce. So far in 2018 the sun has been blank almost 60% of the time, with whole weeks going by without sunspots. Today’s sun, shown here in an image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, is typical of the featureless solar disk: The fact that…

Whiny study laments: "Less than 2 percent of pages discussed climate change in leading biology, chemistry and physics textbooks"

From ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY and the “biology, chemistry and physics aren’t climate” department comes this oh-so-whiny study that complains there’s not enough brainwashing materials in hard science textbooks. The reason there’s so little is that climate isn’t relevant to these subjects at the introductory level.  Sheesh. What a waste of grant money. Study finds very few…

Where Rivers Run North

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See updates at the end] In the continental US, most of the rivers run east, west, or south. But in the Yukon and in Alaska, a number of them run north. The Yukon is a most curious river. The source of the Yukon in Lake Bennett in the Yukon Territory…

Global Temperature Update for April, 2018

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2018 was +0.21 deg. C, down a little from the March value of +0.24 deg. C: Some regional LT departures from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 16 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. SHEM. TROPIC…

Female common bluetail damselfly. Taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria

Aussie Climate Scientists Discover Natural Selection

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australian scientists have discovered that Damselflies which are better at surviving a warmer climate pass their genetic advantages on to their offspring. But they recommend more studies to determine whether other species are capable of adapting to changed conditions. Are damselflies in distress? How are insects responding to rapid climate…

Topsy-turvy climate science: 'Global Warming Hiatus' blamed for more intense hurricanes

From the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA and the “but. but, warming is the cause of more intense hurricanes” comes this interesting study. La Niña-like ocean cooling patterns intensify northwestern Pacific tropical cyclones Another piece in the climate puzzle The intensity and frequency of strong tropical cyclones, as well as cyclone landfalls, has increased in recent…