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Wow. Just wow. Image via NASA.

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Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12305On a NASA teleconference, Gavin Schmidt, Director of GISS, said this record is "Not so

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North Brooklin, Maine 30 March 1973 Dear Mr. Nadeau: As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and

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The IRI -- International Research Institute for Climate and Society -- at Columbia University just issued their ENSO forecast. It shows a little less likelihood of a La Niña forming this fall -- "about a 55-60% chance

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From a new paper in Geographical Review by Walsh et al, and a press release from the University of Colorado. Note this is ice extent, which is more than j

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After this post last night about a new paper on Greenland ice loss over 2011-2014, I wrote to the lead author, Malcolm McMillan of  the University of Leeds in the UK.He told me (as I

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There's a new paper in GRL by Malcolm McMillan et al, "A high-resolution record of Greenland mass balance." They studied the period 2011-2014, mapping "recent Greenland Ice Sheet elevation change at high spatial (5 km) and temporal(mon

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An interesting video by Peter Sinclair for Yale Climate Connections.These guys in the field always seem to be having a great time out there....One of the scientists says it

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The planet seems a little hesitant to jump into a La Nina, as measured by the sea surface temperature anomaly in the Nino 3.4 region.

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Here's another review of Struggling for Air by Revesz and Lienke, by Brian Potts in the Weekly Standard, a conservative publication. (I put some of my impressions of the book

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"Once again, the difference in policy views is clear, and can be coolly stated: those who insist on the right to concealed weapons, to the open carrying of firearms, to the availability of military weapons—to the essentially unlimited dissemination of guns—guarantee that the murders will continue. They have no plan to e

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(I will probably add to this list today and tomorrow.)From the Department of We-Will-Pay-For-Climate-Change-One-Way-Or-Another: Miami-Dade Could Ask Developers to Pay for Climate Change Costs

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This just about split my heart in two:https://youtu.be/xaUs9egLCO4?t=9m3s

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Here are the detrended data for UAH LT v6beta6 and GISS, monthly:

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In the comments of this article, Layzej asked why the peak lower tropospheric temperatures of the El Nino that just ended were about the same as the peak in GISS surface temperatures, whereas they were about 0.15 C higher for both t

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Another excerpt from Struggling for Air by Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke, about a 1977 report of the National Academy of Sciences, when scientists were supposedly worried about the coming ice age. (There

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Here's a chart of coal mining employment, in this Huffington Post article of two days ago:

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That's according to RSS. Their calculation of the temperature of the lower troposphere for June shows that its annualized temperature (12-month moving average) is at a record high:

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There's a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters on sea level acceleration, by Phil Watson of Australia. It finds acceleration.Watson proposed what he calls "improved techniques" to measure real-time velocit

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Phil Plait at Slate has an interesting article about the huge canyon on Charon, the large moon of Pluto. It's about 9 km deep and 700 km long. The moon is small, meaning its

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Interesting view from a 1966 report from the House of Representatives:

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Last week Gregory Johnson et al published a new number for the Earth's energy imbalance in Nature Climate Change: a net heat uptake from 2005 to 2015 of0.71 ± 0.10 W/m2.Globally that works o

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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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