Extreme precipitation events have always occurred, but are they changing?

As we cope with these events, questions invariably arise about what role climate change may have played. Has a particular extreme been made worse because of our changing climate? How…

Rising carbon dioxide is making the world’s plants more water-wise

From The Conversation July 24, 2017 5.18am EDT Tropical rainforests are among the biggest contributors to the global greening boom. AAP Image/Dave Hunt Rising carbon dioxide is making the world’s…

Who knew? Plants are 'heavy water' rain gauges

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre  and the Varved D2O department: The water cycle amplifies abrupt climate change The role of the hydrological cycle during abrupt temperature changes is…

Geoengineering approaches to reduce climate change unlikely to succeed

From the EGU: Heavy rainfall events can be more common in a warmer world (Credit: Annett Junginger, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu) Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by…

Climate change is dominated by the water cycle, not carbon dioxide

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Climate scientists are obsessed with carbon dioxide. The newly released Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

New PR claim from Columbia extrapolates globally from a handfull of weather stations

From Columbia University , something that made my B.S. meter ping. My first thought was that evaporation pans aren’t new, going back to the beginning of the U.S. Weather Bureau …

The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting study in Science magazine, entitled “Ocean Salinities Reveal Strong Global Water Cycle Intensification During 1950 to 2000” by Durack et al. (paywalled…