Climate change could revive medieval megadroughts in US Southwest

Study picks apart factors that caused severe, long-lasting droughts and suggests increased risk for future Earth Institute at Columbia University About a dozen megadroughts struck the American Southwest during the 9th through the 15th centuries, but then they mysteriously ceased around the year 1600. What caused this clustering of megadroughts — that is, severe droughts…

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LSE: We Need to Name Deadly Climate Heatwaves Over 82F (28C)

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Bob Ward writing on the London School of Economics website, if we don’t name climate change induced heatwaves where temperatures exceed 82F, people won’t realise how deadly they are. Is it time to start naming deadly heatwaves? Commentary  23 July, 2019Bob WardPolicy and Communications Director A failure by the…

Another heartbreaking story of climate doom!

Looks as if Larry has determined more about the story we made fun of here. Reposted from Fabius Maximus blog Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change 24 July 2019 Summary: Another day, another heart-rending story about the coming climate doom. Okjökull is dead. They say that we killed it. The story is bogus, as usual. Okjökull…