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Quark Soup by David Appell

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From WaPo:“He has

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From a NOAA conference call this morning. (Note, this is a map of percentiles, not temperatures directly.) The January US cold snap seems to have been cancelled out by above average temperatures before & after it. Globally, NOAA found January 2019 to be tied for 3rd-

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A climate scientist par excellence. He was 87. https://www.ajc.com/news/tech-science/scientist-who-popularized-term-global-warming-dies/EbAVMFNxumPzu5r4qRPZqK?sfns=mo

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Worth reading: "6 Compelling Reasons Climate Change Might Be A National Emergency," Marshall Shepard, Forbes.com 2/15/19.https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/0

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From UCAR:"The 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement – often described as the "Nobel Prize for the environment" – has been awarded to climate scientists Warren Washington of the National Center for A

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I was curious about how a carbon tax-and-dividend would play out. The plan would collect a carbon tax at the wellhead, mine or (for imports) the port-of-entry, then distribute all tax collected back on an equal per capita basis.Warning: Wonky AheadFirst, I'm sure this has been done by some eco

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The Green New Deal (text here) looks whacked -- of course we won't get to a carbon-free society in 10 years -- and surely the authors of the proposal know that. But I think what they have in mind is putting a stake in the ground -- st

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The Reluctant Radical

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climate models are very complex due to the sheer number of groundhogs involved #alternativefact— Kate Marvel (@DrKateMarvel)

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Elon Musk's Carbon Footprint

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A letter to the editor of the American Journal of Physics in 1989:

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Wild horses at a dried up watering hole near Alice Springs (BBC). Temperatures reached as high as 49.5°C (121°F). This must be a very terrible way to die.

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Greta Thunberg, the (now) 16-year old who spoke truth to power at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, is at the World Economic Forum in Davos after riding

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists declined to change the time on their Doomsday Clock.They've labeled this time as "The New Abnormal...unsustainable and unsettling...a disturbing reality in which things are not getting better." Among their reasons:Climate change in an "existential risk."

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"Third Thoughts" by Steven Weinberg

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Eric Steig put this graph on Twitter: Remember that quaint time when folks thought Antarctica was cooling?The last 10 years at South Pole have been on average almost 1°C warmer than the previous

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I didn't realize that China's energy consumption had flatlined. From the EIA:

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Is it OK to have a business model that depends on actively exploiting scientific illiteracy?Please, @WholeFoods, we need to educate, not exploit, those who lack basic scientific understanding.

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Guesses For the Update of the Doomsday Clock?

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There's important climate news in the last week -- ocean warming has been found to be 40% higher than was given five years ago by the IPCC 5th Assessment Report,

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Greta

Pacific Island Represent! (@PIrepresent)

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A Professional Scientist Actually Cited This Graph

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Here's an admirable case of bookkeeping: "Global Carbon Budget 2018" in the journal Earth System Science Data by Le Quéré and about 80 other co-authors. They crunch a lot of numbers to present the trends in where carbon is coming f

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Attribution

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, whatever you are (or aren't).

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Recently I realized why I don't get many comments on this blog -- I don't blog about open-ended issues.I certainly appreciate the comments I do get. But here I tend to present graphs, papers, findings, which have little wiggle room. (And, I don't present them as if there's much wiggle room.) But bl

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