Columbia researchers provide new evidence on the reliability of climate modeling

Observational data of equatorial circulation pattern confirms that the pattern is weakening, a development with important consequences for future rainfall in the subtropics Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science News Release 24-Jun-2019 New York, NY–June 24, 2019–For decades, scientists studying a key climate phenomenon have been grappling with contradictory data that have threated…

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Hearing on climate change & extreme weather

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 23, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry On Tuesday June 25, I will be testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Environmental Subcommittee in a Hearing on Recovery, Resilience and Readiness – Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change. The announcement…

MODTRAN: ITS QUIRKS AND USES.

Guest post by KEVIN KILTY An Atmospheric Transmission Model Introduction This post is not one I planned to do. It has grown from work I was doing with MODTRAN (moderate resolution transmission program) in support of my post on June 14, 2019. As I mentioned in that thread I had gotten odd results from MODTRAN,…

70 Arrested as Climate Activists Protest Against the New York Times

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Extinction Rebellion is incensed that New York Times isn’t providing enough coverage of the climate crisis. Arrests at protest over New York Times’ ‘unacceptable’ climate coverage Protesters block avenue between Port Authority and NYTExtinction Rebellion calls for better coverage of climate crisis Amanda Holpuch in New York @holpuchSun 23 Jun 2019 06.14 AEST…

Curiosity Detects Unusually High Methane Levels

From NASA June 23, 2019 This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission — about 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv). One ppbv means that if you take a volume of air on Mars, one billionth of the volume of air…