Our Urban “Climate Crisis”

By Jim Steele Published in Pacifica Tribune May 14, 2019 What’s Natural Our Urban “Climate Crisis” Based on a globally averaged statistic, some scientists and several politicians claim we are facing a climate crisis. Although it’s wise to think globally, organisms are never affected by global averages. Never! Organisms only respond to local conditions. Always!…

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Urban Heat Island Influence Inadequately Considered in Climate Research

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) deliberately limited climate science to focus on CO2 and temperature. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) directed them only to consider human causes of climate change. They used this to narrow the focus of all variables that create the climate…

Surprise: Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands

From the PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING SCHOOL and the “UHI is good for something” department. Still, it’s not a good place to measure climate change. The concrete and asphalt that make city summers brutally hot might not be a bad thing during winter’s deep freeze. Researchers from Princeton University have found that the urban heat island…

Study: UHI in Los Angeles is driving off coastal clouds that dampen California wildfires

From the THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and “an actual case of man-made climate change” department. Urbanization and climate change combine to heighten danger Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once common low-lying morning clouds in many…