Climate Change and Land: discussion thread

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on August 10, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry Discussion thread on the new IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land. The…

Some of the Major Myths about Vegetation, Soil, and Climate

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball. People like Vladimir Koppen (1846 – 1940) knew more about climate and climate mechanisms than any member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…

BOOM: Global land use change responsible for a significant portion of global warming says study

From the EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE and the “Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. was right” department. I suspect a whole bunch of climate models that don’t take this into consideration, and…

Study: massive U.S. agriculture in the midwest has a climate cooling effect

From MIT: Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds An increase in corn and soybean production in the Midwest may have led to cooler, wetter summers there. Scientists agree…

What do three CET reference weather stations used by the Met Office have in common?

Guest essay by Tom Barr Central England Temperature stations, long considered a benchmark, have been affected by land use change and urbanisation The answer is blindingly obvious, from above: they…

Oops! Hopes for climate linkage to mosquito population increases dashed by new study

We’ve been told for years that climate change was going to unleash hordes of mosquitoes and disease upon us. For example, this article in Scientific American: Mosquito-borne Diseases on the…

Finding: Forest fires in Sierra Nevada driven by past land use – not climate

From the University of Arizona and Penn State comes this inconvenient finding. Forest fire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada since 1600 has been influenced more by how humans used the land…

In Physics Today: Land use change drives climate change

Land use can influence climate more than greenhouse gases WUWT reader T.G. Brown writes: My monthly copy of Physics Today arrived today with a cover story on ‘Land Use and…

A new paper from Richard Betts shows land use change is a significant component of the global climate heat budget

From the Roger Pielke Sr. has been saying this for years department comes this paper where Dr. Richard Betts of the UK Met Office is a co-author. h/t/ to Betts…

Claim: Due to landscape fragmentation, Brazil's rainforests are releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought

Effect has so far been missing in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Because of the deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil, significantly more carbon has been…