Climate change at Mount Rainier to increase ‘mismatch’ between visitors, wildflowers

University of Washington A subalpine meadow on Mount Rainier in the summer. Credit: Elli Theobald Spring is coming, and with it comes the promise of warmer weather, longer days and…

The University of Washington Should Not Censor Faculty Social Media

From The Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog This blog will describe a series of serious violations of freedom of speech and academic freedom at the University of Washington. It…

Salmon may lose the ability to smell danger as carbon emissions rise University of Washington

From Eurkealert Public Release: 18-Dec-2018 The ability to smell is critical for salmon. They depend on scent to avoid predators, sniff out prey and find their way home at the…

Claim: winds blamed for Antarctic sea ice approaching record high

Stronger winds explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica From University of Washington press room by Hannah Hickey Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic.…

UW issues statement on the 'North Pole Lake'

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water,…

Al Gore's "Reality Minions" think the North Pole is melting – except that's NOT a photo of the North Pole

Even journalists get tripped up into thinking this is photo from the North Pole. At the real North Pole, history shows this to be a relatively common occurrence. It isn’t…

Nighttime heat waves on the increase in Pacific NW

More examples of the nighttime heat sink effect of UHI. Asphalt, concrete, bricks and other infrastructure holds the energy from daytime solar insolation and releases it at night as LWIR.…

Study: warming of Antarctic peninsula due to ocean and atmospheric circulation patterns

From the University of Washington, something we covered earlier in WUWT from the BAS, but UW is now just getting around to press releases. The Antarctic peninsula is essentially a…

Recent climate, glacier changes in Antarctica at the 'upper bound' of normal

From the University of Washington some walkback? In the last few decades, glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning, and research has shown the…

More on Black Carbon from Univ of Washington

International study: Where there’s smoke or smog, there’s climate change By Hannah Hickey In addition to causing smoggy skies and chronic coughs, soot – or black carbon – turns out…

Some confirmation of Spencer's cloud hypothesis – it is getting less cloudy and warmer at the same time

A new paper just published in the Journal of Climate finds that global cloudiness has decreased over the past 39 years from between 0.9 to 2.8% by continent as shown…

Another mooooot press release – cows and climate change

From the University of Washington, another press release making gloom where there is none. I had to laugh at this statement: The authors also found that dairy farmers are already…

Really? 'Climate Change Causing Blackouts' – but see the real culprit

From GlobalWarmingIsReal.com, a rather hilarious take on what that 0.8C of temperature increase in the last century is doing. Who knew the global electric grid was so fragile that it…

Tragedy of the day: 1 in 10 animals unable to outrun climate change

From the University of Washington, via Eurekalert, sympathy for snails, turtles, sloths, slow moving howler monkeys, shrews and moles and other slow moving critters that will apparently bake in place…

Trenberth takes on UAH satellite data in a new paper

They create an adjustment for the way the Alabama scientists handled data from NOAA-9, a satellite that collected temperature data in the mid-1980s. From the University of Washington comes this…

Microbes and their impact within Climate Models

From the American Society for Microbiology, a comprehensive report that suggests the need to integrate microbial processes into climate modeling. As they say: “The sum total of microbial activity is…

Russian river water affecting the Arctic – AO shift blamed

From the University of Washington Russian river water unexpected culprit behind Arctic freshening near US, Canada A hemisphere-wide phenomenon – and not just regional forces – has caused record-breaking amounts…

Penn State to lecture on "climate ethics"

I got this late, but this must be the most clueless thing I’ve ever seen, especially coming on the heels of the biggest ethics scandal ever in the history of…

PIOMAS Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model Corrected – Still Appears Suspect

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” It seems that the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model that generated the highly suspect chart above…