Polar bear spotted on Bear Island (Barents Sea) this winter for the first time in 8 years

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on July 31, 2019 | Polar bear spotted on Bear Island (Barents Sea) this winter for the first time in 8 years A polar bear was spotted this year on Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the southern Barents Sea on 8 March by the crew at the Meteorological Station. The…

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CG2 and Ex Post Picking

Reposted from Climate Audit CG2 and Ex Post Picking Jul 31, 2019: Noticed this as an unpublished draft from 2014. Not sure why I didn’t publish at the time. Neukom, lead author of PAGES (2019) was coauthor of Gergis’ papers. One of the longest-standing Climate Audit controversies has been about the bias introduced into reconstructions…

Poorly sited weather station leads to a fake record high in Germany

From Pierre Gosselin: Lingen Cheated: Germany’s New All-Time Record High Resulted From DWD Weather Service Lousy Station Siting During last week’s record-setting European heat wave, Germany’s previous record of 40.3C was impressively shattered by the measurement station located at the northwest city of Lingen, near the Dutch border, some 50 kilometers from where I live.…

Decades-old pollutants melting out of Himalayan glaciers

Hmmmm….bolding mine~ctm From AGU 31 July 2019 Posted by larryohanlon By Mary Caperton Morton Melting Himalayan glaciers are releasing decades of accumulated pollutants into downstream ecosystems, according to a new study. The new research in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres finds chemicals used in pesticides that have been accumulating in glaciers and ice sheets…

Common Fantasy: “Red States Are Dumping Coal for Solar”

Guest bubble bursting by David Middleton Juan Cole of Common Dreams (a socialist rage) is always good for a laugh. Monday, July 22, 2019It’s Just Good Business: Even Red States Are Dumping Coal for Solarby Juan Cole Arizona, despite being GOP-dominated, is number 3 in the US for residential solar power production. In the first quarter of…