Offshore Oil and Gas Production Leaks Virtually No Methane

Guest zero-point-zero by David Middleton Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expectedJohn Sullivan, Office of Engineering CommunicationsAug. 15, 2019 9:49 a.m. A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British…

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About that 'warmer temperatures increase violence' claim…real world crime data doesn't support it

Readers surely recall the wild claim yesterday made by researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley who reported in the journal Science that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation have greatly increased the risk of personal violence and social upheaval throughout human history: Claim: 2°C temperature increase will make people angry Dr.…

Claim: 2°C temperature increase will make people angry

From Princeton University (with help from Berkeley) Cool heads likely won’t prevail in a hotter, wetter world Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as extreme weather — each other. Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley…

Uncertainty be damned, let's make ice and sea level projections anyway

‘A better path’ toward projecting, planning for rising seas on a warmer Earth From Princeton University, by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications More useful projections of sea level are possible despite substantial uncertainty about the future behavior of massive ice sheets, according to Princeton University researchers. In two recent papers in the journals Nature Climate…

More on noisy Greenland ice loss data from GRACE

Embracing data ‘noise’ brings Greenland’s complex ice melt into focus by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications, Princeton Universtity An enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth’s surface via satellite could provide a more accurate account of how ice sheets, river basins and other geographic areas are changing as a result of natural and human…

The IPCC can't learn from past mistakes – wants more grey literature

You’d think that after the drubbing they got last time around from the InterAcademy council for citing mentions of climate effects in travel brochures, climbing magazines, and the Himalayan glacier’s melting by 2035 fiasco, and other blunders, they’d want less grey literature. But apparently this is the anything goes in co-opted climate science beating out…