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NOAA's determination of March's global average surface temperature is +1.30°C relative to 1880-1909.Because why not.That's 2.34°F.It's the 2nd warmest March in their records, and the 5th warmest month of any

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This week's Science magazine is reporting that several (at least eight) climate models being used as input to the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report have an exceptionally high climate sensitivity of about 5°C.(Climate sensitivity is how much the

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Data from The Altarum Institute:

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Another Perspective on That Black Hole

A zoomed out image of yesterday's black hole in galaxy Messier 87, 54 million light-years away. Via Reddit.

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From XKCD:

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This documentary looks to be good. (Hopefully it will be widely available). From the press release:Film finds hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars are wasted on an industry that causes more harm than good; an exposé on the high cost of fish hatcheries, fish farms, and human ignorance. 

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Eek, a Carbon Tax

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I have an article today on ScientificAmerican.com:"Gravitational Observatories Hunt for Lumpy Neutron Stars"

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Looking down at an airplane producing its contrail. Looks like a scene from Firefly.Unusual footage of an airplane producing its contrail, from above! Also a reminder of the amount of CO2 it emits. What you see is water vapor, and for every molec

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Is atheism consistent with science?

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Here's a nifty little math problem: evaluate

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Today is the 20th anniversary of the hockey stick paper by Michael Mann, Ray Bradley and Malcolm Hughes that reached back to 1,000 BP.Jerry Mahlman, a climatologist at

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The New Zealand shooting suspect, Brenton Tarrant, apparently said he is introverted, a racist, and an "eco-fascist by nature."What is an "eco-fascist?" It's not what you might gues

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Ha! What did I say earlier? Via HuffPost:

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who speaks truth to power, has been named "Women of the Year" by Expressen ("The Expre

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More Nuclear: Andrew Sullivan has an article about nuclear power in New York Magazine. (He's for it.) I just noticed it and having read it yet.... But I see that he repeated the claim that the cost o

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A new MIT robot that looks very much like the indefatigable "dog" in that episode of Black Mirror. It weighs 20 pounds, can move along at 5 mph, can do flips (why? Just for fun.) and can right itself when it falls over. Be sure to stay for the shots where it goes ha

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60 Minutes on Climate Case (Worth Watching)

David Appell (@davidappell)

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Electricity Percentage from Sustainables Unchanged in 20 Years

Here's a figure that was posted to Twitter the other day -- the world's non-fossil fuel electricity isn't even yet back to its 1995 peak:

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Cement and CO2

From Nature briefing:

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Donald Trump is nominating Kelly Knight Craft to be ambassador to the United Nations. She's currently United States ambassador to Canada, her husband is a billionaire Kentucky coal magnate, and she says she supports "both s

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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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