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Here we go again: another climate-goes-amuck movie that ends up looking like Venus smashes into Earth. This one checks off all the boxes: catastrophic climate change, the hubris of geoengineering, people freezing in place, lasers shooting out of satellites, smart-alecky but

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Yet Trump still wants to socialize it, bypassing the free market and requiring US ratepayers to pay more for a dirty, polluting, less efficient electricity.

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I have an article in Slate tonight:We need a better way to measure hurricanes. Categories just aren’t cutting it: https://t.co/8PsOj0fZMU pic.twitter.com/5I0DY4hKgf— Sl

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1072 = yotta yotta yotta

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Here's an interesting graph of this year's ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) for the North Atlantic, compared to the 1981-2010 average:

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Perhaps just a short note about what the science actually says about hurricanes, as oppose to what many people are assuming it says:

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It seems like half of Oregon is on fire right now. From the Oregonian:

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From an Q&A with Richard Muller in Physics Today (2/10/17; paywalled):PT: When talking about global warming, you’ve described yourse

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On Friday Trump indicated he will nominate Representative James Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, to be the next administrator of NASA.But Bridenstine is a climate change denier, pure and simple:

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So awhile back I hypothesized that the probability of extreme temperatures increases exponentially when global temperatures increase linearly.Recently the NY Times

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The Sun's Changing Obscuration During the Eclipse

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Final Thoughts on Today's Eclipse

I've seen three things in my life that didn't look real -- the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, Oregon, and today's total solar eclipse from Salem, Oregon.Of the three, the eclipse is the least describable. Words don't exist. It was as if the entire world suddenly turned into a giant dream, where all rules were sudden

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A painting of a solar eclipse as seen from the moon, from space illustrator Pat Rawlings, was published at TheAtlantic.com. Rawlings painted this almost 30 years ago; from

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From the mysterious confines of my refrigerator's freezer:

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GISS's global temperature anomaly for July was the warmest July in their record, albeit only by 0.01°C, so technically it's a statistical tie. (But global warming is only preceding a

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Trump Encouraging Violence

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Every year, global sea ice extent -- the simple sum of Arctic SIE and Antarctic SIE -- has two maxima.The first, lower maximum, usually occurs sometime in July. The second, higher maximum, in November.This year's first maximum is a record low:

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Dept of Wrong Predictions -- No Tricks Zone edition

The denier blog No Tricks Zone was sure, almost seven years ago, that global cooling was coming.They even compiled

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Welcome to Science Hell, Professor

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On July 30th the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by David R. Henderson and John H. Cochrane, whoever they are, titled "Climate Change Isn’t the End of the World: Even if world temperatures rise

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It's supposed to be 107°F here again in Salem -- that was yesterday's high, a record -- and on top of that there is noticeable haze in the air, which meteorologists say is due to wildfires in British Columbia and in the mountains east of Salem. Here's a view of the haze here:

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The ocean heat content (OHC) for the 2nd quarter of 2017 has been published, and it shows strong warming from a year ago.Data: 0-700 m;

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I mean, come on people.

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Oregon Dept of Transportation says traffic could be congested in Oregon for up to a week, on I5, the major north-south route here. Glad I live right under the path of totality. My sister and her family in Portland are coming down, a day early. Sleeping in the back yard.

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