A Few Thoughts on the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)

Guest post by David Middleton The current draft of the report can be found here: Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Fifth-Order Draft (5OD)  After a cursory review of the document, a few items are worth noting. Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) A third difference between the RCPs and previous scenarios is that while none of the SRES…

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More Fun With Sea Level

The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) is perhaps the best source for sea level data. Established in 1933, the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) has been responsible for the collection, publication, analysis and interpretation of sea level data from the global network of tide gauges. It is based in Liverpool at…

Saturday satire – Welcome to the new era of climate

You’ve heard of the Holocene, and the Anthropocene… The ‘Anthropocene‘ is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present time interval, in which many geologically significant conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities. Well, hold onto your hats, er data.. Josh writes:…