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Clever -- in the Southern Ocean, scientists

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From the Institute for Southern Studies:

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"What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?" -- ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, May 2013 from "The Turning Point

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The Hadley global sea surface temperature anomaly for June is +0.562°C, the highest in their dataset, which goes back to 1850. (Not just the highest for June, the higher ever, beating the old record of July 1998 by 0.0

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1. If you don't trust the temperature data, you can't use it to deduce something like a "pause."2. If you're going to cherry pick your data set (RSS), and your starting year, to show a "pause," you have

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David Rose covered the war in Iraq when he was at the London Observer. In this 2010 documentary, "The War You Don't See," he ad

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Tony Heller (was "Steve Goddard") is hawking the growth in Antarctic sea ice extent as, I guess, a proof against manmade warming. Like lots of

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No student of physics could pass on this video: Via: Wimp.com

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The once-burgeoning El Niño looks to be fizzling out -- the latest Niño3.4 SST anomaly has dropped out of the lower border of El Niño territory (≥ 0.5 C):

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from Imgur

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Earlier I found that the 17-year trend of HadCRUT4 has been statistically significant only 49% of time (with lag-1 autocorrelation) since it began in 1850.Here are those times -- when that trend has been statistically

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"Suppose that you’re making a prediction — and every assertion about how the world works has to involve at least an implicit prediction of something, because otherwise it’s empty. This prediction comes from some kind of model — if you don’t think you have a model, you’re kidding yourself, and your mo

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UAH's May anomaly for the lower troposphere is +0.33°C, the 3rd-warmest May in their records.It also makes the last 10 years (120 months) the warmest in their records (error bars excluded):

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I expanded on my post of the other day to include first-order autocorrelation when calculating linear temperature trends.Not surprisingly, the percentage of t

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I've finally learned enough Python in my spare time to calculate something I've wanted to do for awhile: begin to answer how often past temperature trends have been signficiant.That is, if you calculate the all possible N-year linear trends for a dataset, how often are their statistical significance 95% or highe

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Comment at the Oregonian:"You are not stuck in traffic, you are traffic."

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I just like this map, so am posting it. It's from "Shifting storms," by Hamish Ramsey, a News & Views story in the May 15th issue of Nature, which highlights a

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From a Washington Post

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President Obama is going to propose CO2 cuts of up to 20 percent from coal-fired power plants. NY Times:WASHINGTO

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After the Minute 319 pulse flow out of the Morelos Dam in March, it was unclear if the Colorado River was going to reach the Sea of Cortez. But it did, on May 15th.

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Barry Bickmore has a great op-ed in the Deseret News, "Who are the alarmists here," in reply to a typical denier

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Getting the Niño3.4 sea-surface temperature up, that is. This weeks' anomaly is just a tick above last week's, but nothing impressive:

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It takes energy to melt ice.So if the world is losing over a trillion tonnes of ice a year, how much energy does that require?It takes 334 kilojoules

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Via.

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Eliot Rodger calls himself a "sophisticated gentlemen," then goes out and shoots 13 19 people.And they say irony is dead. And that's not all.

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China just completed a huge deal with Russia for natural gas. How will it affect their CO2 emissions?Not as much as you might think.The 30-year, $400 billion

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HadCRUT says April 2014 was the second-warmest April since 1850, +0.641°C above their baseline (1961-1990), and the 10th-warmest (above baseline) o

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That's what Tony Barnston of Columbia University's International Research Institute on Climate and Society says -- the El Nino is developing right now, but could be of more moderate strength. He finds a probability it could die (like in 2012) of 25%:

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