Climate models fail to ‘predict’ US droughts

Story submitted by WUWT reader “Clyde” Simulations identify past megadroughts, but at wrong times. “This would be a fine country if it only had water,” observes a settler looking at the barren west Texas plains. “So would Hell,” replies a despairing farmer. That old Texas joke probably originated in the 1950s, when the state was…

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'Counterintuitive finding suggests that unexpected factors may govern a glacier's response to climate change'

From the University at Buffalo, new evidence that large ice sheets can grow/disappear quickly on decadal scales in response to regional temperature changes. A descriptive video follows. How fast can ice sheets respond to climate change? Scientists report that prehistoric glaciers reacted rapidly to a brief cold snap, providing a rare glimpse of glaciers’ response…

Shock news: trees grow better in a warmer climate with more carbon dioxide

The geniuses at Columbia University’s Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory have discovered Liebigs Law of the Minimum. The tree researcher exclaims: “I was expecting to see trees stressed from the warmer temperatures,”…“What we found was a surprise.” Trees on Tundra’s Border Are Growing Faster in a Hotter Climate Measuring Techniques Improve—But the Implications Are Not Certain…

Robust uncertainty

There’s nothing like conflicting your title in your own press release. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Climate change reducing ocean’s carbon dioxide uptake MADISON – How deep is the ocean’s capacity to buffer against climate change? As one of the planet’s largest single carbon absorbers, the ocean takes up roughly one-third of all human carbon…

East Antarctic Ice Sheet getting thicker from underneath

From AAAS online: Widespread Persistent Thickening of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet by Freezing from the Base Abstract An International Polar Year aerogeophysical investigation of the high interior of East Antarctica reveals widespread freeze-on that drives significant mass redistribution at the bottom of the ice sheet. While surface accumulation of snow remains the primary mechanism…

Climate change in the Pacific Northwest: still happening after all these years

From the University of Pittsburgh, refreshingly, no mention of AGW in this latest paper. Why, it’s almost as if, these extreme climate shifts occurred….naturally. 6,000-year climate record suggests longer droughts, drier climate for Pacific Northwest Pitt-led team used a sediment core from Washington state’s Castor Lake to unravel regional wet/dry cycles since 4,000 BCE and…

Greenland blows hot and cold while Europe freezes

There’s a colorfully sharp temperature contrast in Greenland, one might think it was “red hot” there. Hmmm where have we seen something like this before? The warm red pocket over southern Greenland and Eastern Canada is caused by a blocking high pressure cell, while all the cold Arctic air flows around it. Readers may recall…