Increasing Arctic freshwater is driven by climate change

New, first-of-its-kind research from the University of Colorado Boulder shows that climate change is driving increasing amounts of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean.

Claim: Last 100 years may be warmest in 120,000 years in the Arctic, but not so fast (UPDATED)

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, comes this study about radiocarbon dating some dead moss clumps exposed from under ice/snow at 4 locations on Baffin Island that somehow proves…

Using a climate model to map global atmospheric conductivity

From the University of Colorado at Boulder CU-Boulder researchers use climate model to better understand electricity in the air Electrical currents born from thunderstorms are able to flow through the…

Black Carbon Soot shrank the 19th century glaciers – but why isn't it listed as a culprit today?

From the University of Colorado at Boulder comes this press release and accompanying photo. The photo, showing hazy pollution laden air in the Bernese Alps, makes me wonder why they…

Claim: Faint Young Sun Paradox solved

From the University of Colorado at Boulder a claim that computer modeling has solved the problem, with an atmosphere that is 20,000 parts per million of  CO2 and 1,000 ppm…

NOAA exaggerates 2012 Greenland Ice Mass Loss by 10x

[UPDATE: Several commenters, including myself, have remarked on a mathematical error in the author’s work. I note this here in the expectation that the author will return to clarify and…

Weather, not climate, caused the brief surface melt in Greenland last summer

Readers may recall the breathless wailing over a brief period of surface melt detected by satellites last year. The way the media and alarmists who drive the media behaved, you’d…

Alaska's Columbia Glacier expected to halt retreat in 2020

From the University of Colorado at Boulder more model output, but at least this is a testable hypothesis in the not too distant future. It also points to the fact…

Climate not a significant factor in East African conflicts

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, another overhyped climate meme has been put to rest by a new study that made some obvious findings about temperature and rainfall as…

Earth's CO2 sinks increasing their uptake

Readers may recall these WUWT stories:  Earth’s biosphere booming,  California’s giant redwoods inconveniently respond to increased carbon dioxide, and Forget deforestation: The world’s woodland is getting denser and change could help…

Reanalyses find rising humidity in the Arctic

Direct, reliable observations of atmospheric conditions stretch as far back as the mid seventeenth century, with otherwise consistent records being punctuated by periodic updates in methods, practitioners, and observational equipment.…

Strange bacteria found on South American volcanoes

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, proof that life can inhabit just about anywhere. CU-Boulder-led team finds microbes in extreme environment on South American volcanoes A team led by…

Supraglacialslipsialidosis

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, worry over something that is a natural process that has happened for thousands of years. You gotta love this one: ” Catastrophic lake…

New paper speculates on volcanoes during the Little Ice Age

From NCAR/UCAR, they’re still trying to stamp out solar influence as a potential cause of the Little Ice Age. One of the things I wonder about is that during low…

Wakey wakey

CU-Boulder leading study of wind turbine wakes A turbine at the National Wind Technology Center south of Boulder, Colo. (photo courtesy of CIRES) While wind turbines primarily are a source…

NASA's Glory Climate Mission Hits a Snag

The story below was released yesterday, but the mission has already been postponed once, and, twice. Taurus Delay Extended: 2/23/2011 – VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. — The Taurus launch scheduled for 2:09 a.m. (PST),…

New Total Solar Irradiation (TSI) baseline value – solar min measured lower in 2008

From a new paper by Dr. Greg Kopp and Dr. Judith Lean, new finding on the solar minimum TSI in 2008: The most probable value of total solar irradiance representative…