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Worse than we thought: Antarctic vulnerability to climate change

From the “Antarctic ice is normal now but just you wait” department…. Above:  most recent data from NSIDC. ….and the UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: Antarctica’s past shows region’s vulnerability to climate change Fresh understanding of West Antarctica has revealed how the region’s ice sheet could become unstable in a warming world. Scientists studying the region’s landscape have…

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More Evidence of Coral Reef Resilience!

Earlier today, WUWT carried a story about a coral reef that was presumed dead in 2003, is now teeming with life. Jim Steele adds to this below. – Anthony Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate…

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California’s globally irrelevant, costly, elitist driven and purely political climate change campaign

Guest essay by Lawrence Hamlin California Governor Jerry Brown recently proposed via an executive order that the state establish an escalated future greenhouse gas emissions reduction target whereby year 2030 emission levels would be 40% below 1990 emission levels. The state’s present emissions reduction target set in 2006 through AB 32 is to back off…

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Tree-rings reveal secret clocks that could reset key dates across the ancient world

​ ​Trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have ‘time-markers’ in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have ‘time-markers’ in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands…

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July 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through July 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC)  through June 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through July 2016.  It also includes a…