HKU marine biologist and international team unveil impacts of heatwave on reef fishes

The University of Hong Kong The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes. Dr Celia Schunter from School of Biological Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), The University of…

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Weather Radar Shows Spring Bird Migration

Reposted from The Cliff Mass Weather Blog Weather Radar Shows Spring Bird Migration Every day I have been checking the weather radar for signs of the northward migration of our feathered friends, and Wednesday night I finally saw it. Ornithologists and those tracking the seasonal migration of birds have used weather radar for decades.  The…

Recent Canary Islands dust storm versus climate

By Peter Kuchar Recently on 23rd of February I was witness of really amazing event, strongest dust storm in recent history of Canary Islands. Most of you probably know, but those wonderful islands are located 100 to 400 kilometers west from Africa coast of West Sahara. Dust is not unknown there, in facts those volcanic…

Hijacking the Winds of Change

Guest post by Jim Steele published in the Pacifica Tribune February 25, 2020 What’s Natural Low-tech weathervanes have provided farmers with sage weather advice. If winds were coming from the north, temperatures would be colder than normal; if from the south, temperatures would be warmer. Most fascinating, if winds descended down a mountain slope, they…

Warming and the Snows of Yesteryear

Reposted from American Thinker By Gregory Wrightstone I was recently reminded of one of the most common misconceptions about our changing climate that is often accepted as fact by climate skeptics and true believers alike. Last week a commentary written by a fellow geologist and colleague lamented the less snow and cold in recent winters…