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...is the receptionist, who seems to think nothing unusual is going on.

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Teddy Roosevelt's letter to John Muir, 1902:

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So it's been announced (the rumors were right) that scientists have discovered a potentially Earth-like planet around our nearest star, Proxima C

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ClimateDepot offers this graph, from Roger Pielke Jr:

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From the Australian Bureau of Meteorology:In the Pacific Ocean, only two of eight international climate models monitored by the Bureau indicate La Niña is likely to develop during the austral spring, with two more indicating a possible late-forming event i

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Piers Sellers, an upper-level official at NASA, wrote an interesting essay for the New Yorker this week: "Space, Clima

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From the Australian Bureau of Meteology:In the Pacific Ocean, only two of eight international climate models monitored by the Bureau indicate La Niña is likely to develop during the austral spring, with two more indicating a possible late-forming event in

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Big news: Canada will establish a national price on carbon by the end of the year. (The Hill) "Four provinces representing about 80 percent of Canada’s population currently have some kind of carbon

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Dept of WWPFCCOWOTO*: Miami is planning to spend $400-500 M over the next 5 years to deal with rising sea levels. (Miami Herald)*We Will Pay for Climate Change

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Yale Climate Connections articles and daily radio podcasts

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I like this, from William C at Stoat:That rather forgets the “anomalous” precession of the perihelion of Mercury, as well as some more esoteric effects. But it also blows a hole in the idea that a single conflicting experiment i

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NoTricksZone has a summary of a talk by Murry Salby, the guy who says the increase in atmospheric CO2 is natural (but never publishes). Or it's not

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Here's a really interesting set of graphs from Bart Verheggen, an atmospheric scientist in the Netherlands who also writes a blog.The first graph are the RCPs -- asumptions a

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"Nor is there any such thing as a pure climate simulation. Yes, we get a lot of knowledge from simulation models. But this book will show you that the models we use to project the future of climate are not pure theories, ungrounded in observation. Instead, they are filled with data — data that bind the models to me

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I bought a new computer in late June, after knocking a glass of juice into my old laptop.The thing went schizo for a day or two -- anything I tried gave nothing but repetitive beeping and a flashing screen and similar craziness. So the next day I went out to buy a new one. I can't live without a computer. I was

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Did you hear about the homeopathic patient who suffered a fatal overdose?Apparently he forgot to take his medicine.

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This is silly, and a little demeaning to the issue:"How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming," Tatiana Schlossberg, NY Times 8/3/16.

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Ocean heat content numbers are out for the 2nd quarter of 2016, and they show big drops from a year ago, due to all the heat released in the recent large El Nino.The 0-700 meter OHC 

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Roy Spencer wrote a brochure on climate change for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.I'm sorry, but in my opinion the graph on the right-hand side of this figure is beneath the dignity of any academic or sci

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Global sea ice extent -- the sum of Arctic SIE and Antarctic SIE -- has two maxima in a year: one, the smaller of the two, usually in July, and the second, larger maximum, usually in November.

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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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