Astronomers detect diamond dust shimmering around distant stars

From Greenbank Observatory Nanoscale gemstones source of mysterious cosmic microwave light For decades, astronomers have puzzled over the exact source of a peculiar type of faint microwave light emanating from a number of regions across the Milky Way. Known as anomalous microwave emission (AME), this light comes from energy released by rapidly spinning nanoparticles –…

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NASA finds dirty glaciers in Alaska – may melt faster

Over the years, scientists have captured spectacular photographs while mapping ice during NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission. Many of the photographs have featured the icy landscapes of Greenland and Antarctica, over which lengthy missions are flown each year over. But the views during shorter duration IceBridge missions over Alaska reveal some equally majestic icescapes. Chris Larsen of the…

Insta-melt in Greenland, according to DMI

People send me stuff. h/t to WUWT reader “Theyouk” Here we have a graphic from the Danish Meteorological Institute that shows Greenland has increased it’s surface melt dramatically in a very short time. Source: http://www.dmi.dk/uploads/tx_dmidatastore/webservice/e/n/i/b/m/Melt_combine.png The question is: is it real, or some measurement artifact or processing error? The temperature at the Greenland summit station on…

Absurd claim: global warming to increase on-the-job injuries

From the BARCELONA INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (ISGLOBAL) and the “only from the minds of bureaucracy” department comes this absurd claim: Moderate and extreme temperatures could increase the risk of occupational injuries Moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona…