Quote of the Week: That time when climate science believed UHI was causing most of the twentieth century warming

AMS fellow Joe D’Aleo writes of a time when Thomas Karl, former director of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) actually believed that UHI and station siting was a problem that created a warm bias. He writes: Tom Karl whose paper in 1988 defined the UHI adjustment for the first version of USHCN (which was…

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Trump administration lining up climate change 'red team'

From the Washington Examiner by John Siciliano | Jul 24, 2017, 12:02 AM   The Trump administration is in the beginning stages of forming an adversarial “red team” to play devil’s advocate in a plan to debate the facts behind global warming and take on what skeptics call climate alarmism.   The White House and…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #278

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “…it was clear that the first and greatest need was to establish the facts of the past record of the natural climate in times before any side effects of human activities could well be important.” – H.H. Lamb on…

The Sky is Falling Friday Part 4: Climate change to deplete some US water basins used for irrigation

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017 By 2050, the Southwest will produce significantly less cotton and forage, researchers report Massachusetts Institute of Technology A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change’s impact on irrigation. The…

The Sky is Falling Friday Part 3: Global warming could result in losses for the European wine industry

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017 Slight increases in temperature in Mediterranean regions from global warming could potentially result in labor, productivity and economic losses for the European wine industry, an article in the journal Temperature suggests. Researchers studied the effects of high temperatures on the labor output and productivity of manual agricultural grape-picking workers in the wine…

"Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’"

Guest post by David Middleton From The New York Times… Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’ By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. — Each morning at 3:30, when Joann Bourg leaves the mildewed and rusted house that her parents built on her grandfather’s property, she worries that the bridge connecting…