Ten fat polar bears filmed raiding a stalled Russian garbage truck

From the Siberian Times today (20 October) is a story with few facts but a fabulous video of six fat adults and four fat cubs as they set siege to a stalled open garbage truck in the Russian Arctic. It may have been filmed on Novaya Zemlya but that has not been confirmed.

Siberian smoke tracked to North America

I wonder how much of the EPA’s perceived air pollution problems in the USA actually originate elsewhere? From NASA: Satellite Sees Smoke from Siberian Fires Reach the U.S. Coast Fires burning in Siberia recently sent smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the U.S. and Canada. Images of data taken by the nation’s newest Earth-observing…

Gavin's big wild Yamal yawner

I think Gavin Schmidt got up on the wrong side of the bed today, either that or he was so mad when he wrote the latest piece on Yamal at RC, he was so mightily angrified that he set himself up for making dumb mistakes. He really makes a laughingstock of himself in this feckless…

Was the Northeast Passage first navigated in 1660?

If true, it suggests periods of reduced Arctic sea ice during that time that made this feat possible. Reposted from the blog Ecotretas with permission   A graphical comparison between the North East Passage (blue) and an alternative route through Suez Canal (red) David Melgueiro, a Portuguese navigator, might have been the first to navigate…

The Birth of CGR Science

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading a study published in November 2011 in Science mag, paywalled of course. It’s called “The Pace of Shifting Climate in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems”, by Burrows et al. (abstract here,  hereinafter B2011). However, I believe that the Supplementary Online Information (SOI) may not be paywalled, and it…