Birth of an underwater volcano: “This thing was built from zero in 6 months!”… Which is a lot less than 12 years

Guest geological observation by David Middleton From the American Association for the Advancement of SCIENCE! of America… Ship spies largest underwater eruption everBy Roland PeaseMay. 21, 2019 , 1:20 PM…

Global cooling as significant as global warming

From Newcastle University Global cooling as significant as global warming A “cold snap” 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to those witnessed in the past as…

Good news about coral reefs – they recovered from warming

Back in 1998, when we had the super El Niño, some of the warm water pooled east and west of Australia (seen in the 1998 image below) and damaged coral…

The Maldives Emily Littella sea level moment – never mind…

(For those of you who aren’t familiar with Emily Littella) From Tom Nelson: Current Maldives president: Remember when the previous Maldives president claimed that CO2 was going to cause our…

The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting study in Science magazine, entitled “Ocean Salinities Reveal Strong Global Water Cycle Intensification During 1950 to 2000” by Durack et al. (paywalled…

Tisdale on the "17 year itch" – Yes, there is a Santer clause

Guest post by Bob Tisdale What Do Observed Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies and Climate Models Have In Common Over The Past 17 Years? One word answer: NOTHING!!!! OVERVIEW In this…

Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation

From the National Science Foundation Scientists probe Indian Ocean for clues to worldwide weather patterns Study shows how tropical weather brews in the Indian Ocean and moves eastward along the…

Tisdale on Ocean Heat Content Anomalies

April to June 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content Anomalies (0-700Meters) Update and Comments Guest post by Bob Tisdale A NEW APPEARANCE Due to the noise in the Ocean Heat Content anomaly…

"Profound" climate variability engine found – leakage around the Cape of Good Hope "could mean that current IPCC model predictions for the next century are wrong"

From the National Science Foundation: Threading the Climate Needle: The Agulhas Current System Increased Agulhas “leakage” significant player in global climate variability Additional photos here The Agulhas Current which runs…

USGS on their mission to explore African drought

From the USGS here, I thought their mission was the United States, hence the US in USGS. Seems they’ve expanded the mission to Africa now. Disappointingly, there’s no mention of…

Using weather models to predict pirates, really

From the truth is waaaayyy stranger than fiction department, we all remember this parody graph of global warming: As many know, this week at the AMS convention is Seattle, a…