What cold lizards in Miami can tell us about climate change resilience

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS Research NewsSHARE It was raining iguanas on a sunny morning. Biologist James Stroud‘s phone started buzzing early on Jan. 22. A friend who was bicycling to work past the white sands and palm tree edges of Key Biscayne, an island town south of Miami, sent Stroud a picture of a 2-foot…

Interview series of Will Happer

Professor Happer discusses why the impact of CO2 is small on the earth surface temperature. The effect of CO2 saturates as the amount of CO2 increases even to the 2X amount, such that the change in temperature is small. It is not likely to see the impact of 2x CO2 above 1 to 1.5 C.

The Quick Brown Scientist Jumps Over the Lazy Hack

One of the sentences young journalists used as a training exercise when they were learning to type was “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” It probably still is; you find discussions of it on websites around the world. Being journalists, they played word games around it and produced variations on how different newspapers would report the event.

Mass spectrometry and climate science. Part II

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 25, 2020 by Roland Hirsch New technologies in mass spectrometry are advancing research in climate science This is the second of a two-part posting based on a presentation prepared for the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in March 2020. The meeting was cancelled, but the…

Mass spectrometry and climate science. Part I: Determining past climates

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 16, 2020 by curryja  by Roland Hirsch Mass spectrometry is essential for research in climate science. Understanding climate requires having sufficient knowledge about past climate and about the important factors that are influencing climate today, so that reliable models can be developed to predict future climate. Analytical chemistry enables…

NASA Selects New Instrument to Continue Key Climate Record

From NASA Feb. 26, 2020 RELEASE 20-020 NASA Selects New Instrument to Continue Key Climate Record Earth’s outgoing longwave, or heat, radiation shown here as the average from 2000 to 2015 were measured by the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites. Bright yellow and orange indicate…

Unsettled Climate Science: 30 Years Apace

Reposed from the Institute of Energy Research By Robert L. Bradley, Jr. February 14, 2020 Climate activist Emily Akin has called it “the most important climate story of the last 10 years: The quiet, concerted effort by fossil fuel interests to conceal and deny climate science, for the purposes of preventing climate action.” The bad…

Climate science does an about-face: dials back the ‘worst case scenario’

Opinion by Anthony Watts A surprising comment published January 29th in the leading scientific journal Nature said; “Emissions – the ‘business as usual’ story is misleading – Stop using the worst-case scenario for climate warming as the most likely outcome — more-realistic baselines make for better policy.” This has thrown a monkey wrench in hundreds…