Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 14-Jan-2019 Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger The energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change, according to a new study University of California – Santa Cruz Increasing wave energy with climate change means more challenges for coastal risk and adaptation.…

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What is warming the Earth?

Guest Post By Javier A no-assumptions look at the global warming evidence helps clarify the possibilities. The planet’s surface has been warming since the depths of the Little Ice Age, and particularly since ~ 1850 AD. The surface temperature record, however incomplete or uncertain, reflects this warming. Hypotheses about why the warming is taking place…

Graph of the week – The strawman argument

As many WUWT readers know, there’s this push to “save the planet” by banning plastic straws. Like most liberal Earth saving fantasies, it’s rooted in shonky science, or in this case, no science at all, just a guess. The plastic straw ban movement was started by a 9 year old kid named Milo Cress who…

SHOCKER: RECYCLING PLASTIC IS MAKING OCEAN LITTER WORSE

From the GWPF and the “Great Pacific Recycling Patch” department. Save The Oceans – Stop Recycling Plastic – video follows London 28 June: An explosive report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) reveals that efforts to recycle plastic are a major cause of the marine litter problem. The report, written by public health expert…

Inconvenient: Plateau In Global Ocean Temperatures Persists

Ron Clutz writes at Science Matters: Years ago, Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. explained why sea surface temperatures (SST) were the best indicator of heat content gained or lost from earth’s climate system.  Enthalpy is the thermodynamic term for total heat content in a system, and humidity differences in air parcels affect enthalpy. Measuring water temperature…