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Some followups to my post of last night.First, I made a spreadsheet error on the HadCRUT4 monthly anomalies that slightly inflluenced the result. I replaced the plot with the corrected one.Second, it was reque

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There is some discussion elsewhere here about what weather and climate numbers are normally dististributed and what aren't.I don't know if one can say a priori if a normal distribution is expected. But

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Peter Sinclair has a nice video up at Yale Climate Connections about last year's record-breaking season, and the prospects for this year if a La Nina develops:Some highlights:

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If you were thinking, like I was, that maybe the 7,250 word statement from the rape victim of Brock Turner wasn't worth the time, I hope you set that aside and read it anyway.

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This massive crater -- Batagaika crater, or what local people call the Gateway to the Underworld -- appeared in Siberia 25 years ago after trees were cut in the 1980s or ear

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Note 5/31 2 pm: I'm redoing the graphs that were here in terms of carbon-free energy, since there are questions about whether biomass and waste-incinerated energy are "clean." I also added the third plot.Data via the

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From a new article in Geophysical Research Letters:

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Trump: “They don’t understand it. There is no drought, they turn the water out into the ocean.”Data:

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The latest numbers for ocean heat content, up through the first quar

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From The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi:"Jaidee raises his foot to drive Akkarat over the precipice but pain blossoms in his back. He stumbles. Blood mists in the air. Spring gun disks rip through him. Jaidee loses his rhythm. The building's edge surges toward h

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Portland Tr

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These come from Chris Colose on Twitter.Venus:Incredible: only 22 W/m2 of sunlight i

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*Tonight's Arctic sea ice extent: 4.06 standard deviations below the mean.That's the lowest in the records, which start 11/1/1978.I'm calculating with the daily JAXA data -- daily NSIDC data is still offline. The Arctic sea i

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Oregon Public Broadcasting, May 9th:DHM Research surveyed 901 likely Oregon voters between May 6 and May 9 for OPB and Fox 12. Among Democrats, Clinton led U.S. Sen. Sanders 48 percent to 33

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This is rich: Dr. Norman Page, PhD, is still claiming that his 2003 prediction of global cooling

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Via The Upturned

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"The models are running too hot. The flat trend in global surface temperatures may continue for another decade or two." -- Judith Curry,

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"There's no debate about the greenhouse effect, just like there's no debate about gravity. If someone throws a piano off the roof, I don't care what Sarah Palin tells you, get out of the way because it's coming down on your head."Funny -- except for the very end, which kind of ruins it. I don't think there's any

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As I've written about before, since moving to Salem, Oregon I get a lot of ice spikes

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After writing this post, I went looking around a bit to see what's in the literature.I came across Canadell et al, PNAS (2007), which gives the results

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In British Columbia. I read that the larger tree is a "nurse log."

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It's not even May yet, but at least one city in India has reached dangerous wet bulb temperatures.A WBT of 30-35°C is dang

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In the wake of the recent CO2 fertilization/greening world paper (I think this is good coverage of what it means, which is not "hallelujah"), And Then There's Physics 

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There are a bunch of especially interesting papers in tonight's table of contents from Geophysical Research Letters. I haven't read any of them yet, but am posting them because (1) some pertain to things being discussed back on

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I assembled this for something I'm working on:

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Remember that dip in total solar irradiance (TSI) that had some people excited last week?It's gone. It w

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