Rare blizzard warning issued for California – massive snow expected

A rare blizzard warning has been issued for the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Up to 5 feet of snow is expected to fall Wednesday night into Thursday as a…

UN warns of rising levels of toxic brine as desalination plants meet growing water needs

UN warns of rising levels of toxic brine as desalination plants meet growing water needs World’s ~16,000 desalination plants discharge 142 million cubic meters of brine daily — 50 percent…

The Debate Continues: More discount rates and candy-canes

Guest post by Mark Freeman On 11th January, Lord Monckton of Brenchley kindly replied (“Of discount rates and candy-canes”) to a guest post of mine on WUWT concerning Nordhaus’ choice…

A new view: Observing Clouds in Four Dimensions

Six cameras are revolutionizing observations of shallow cumulus clouds. The Science While easily seen by people, the cotton-ball clouds (called shallow cumulus clouds) that drift overhead on partly cloudy days…

Taking down the latest Washington Post Antarctic scare story on 6x increased ice melt

Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds An alarming study shows massive East Antarctic ice sheet already is a significant contributor to sea-level rise Chris…

Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 14-Jan-2019 Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is…

Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation

From EurekAlert! Solutions to combat misinformation include public inoculation, financial transparency Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Just as the scientific community was reaching a consensus on the dangerous…

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 14-Jan-2019 Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger The energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change,…