#AGU14 NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory shows surprising CO2 emissions in Southern Hemisphere

The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA’s new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across the Southern Hemisphere from springtime biomass burning. At a media briefing today at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California;…

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Friday Funny – Mann Overboard at #AGU14

Today I visited the poster sessions again, where I’m not allowed to take photos. I also visited the commercial exhibition, where I am allowed photography. I was surprised to find that Mann’s penchant for hype even permeates that part of AGU 2014. It makes me wonder if they spent more on that big board display…

Some first impressions from #AGU14

Mann, Cook, Nuccitelli get put off-site for their presentations I spent Monday looking around at the sights on the opening day of AGU 2014. Before I get to that I want to give some thanks to some people. First of all I want to give thanks to my readers for their gracious assistance in getting…

Hilarious irony – Michael Mann to give lecture on 'Professional Ethics for Climate Scientists'

From the ‘truth is stranger than fiction department’, reporting from San Francisco at the AGU Fall Meeting ED11D-02 Professional Ethics for Climate Scientists Monday, December 15, 201408:15 AM – 08:30 AM Moscone South 102 Several authors have warned that climate scientists sometimes exhibit a tendency to “err on the side of least drama” in reporting…

Another attempt to link climate and extreme weather, to be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting

From Stanford News Service: MEDIA ADVISORY. Stanford at AGU Fall Meeting. Global warming’s influence on extreme weather Understanding the cause-and-effect relationship between global warming and record-breaking weather requires asking precisely the right questions. Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many…