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NY Times: "Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse."Read More...

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Daily Record Highs in US Now Far Above Daily Record Lows

From “Daily record highs are vastly outpacing daily record lows in the U.S.” Climate Central, 12/6/17.

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I've made a "major discovery" -- for the five solar system objects considered by Nikolov and Zeller, their Principles show that an

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"Physics is not a religion. It it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money."-- Leon Lederman

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When I was searching for "turkeys" yesterday I came across this page. It sure looks weird: This clip purports to answer the question of why turkeys do this, but I don't find it very convincing, let alone scientific.

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Days like this don't come along often, so enjoy them when they do.1) Joe Barton, epic harasser of scientists Mann, Bradley and Hughes for their hockey stick, was caught sending a public dick pic to a woman on Twitter. Here's the

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Simple But Wrong

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NOAA has released the 3rd quarter ocean heat content data (thanks JHC), and there has been a lot of cooling, at least in the top half of the ocean.

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On Hiatus.

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This is interesting -- the loudest noise ever recorded -- from The Atlantic:

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A Drive-By Truckers song about the October 1, 2015 mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.  A good song. It probably won't do any good."I see birds soaring through the clouds outside my windowSmell the fresh pai

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Bruce Lee

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With #COP23 here, some deniers are trying to play number games with carbon emissions, claiming that US isn't the

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Yesterday, for the first time, I donated to a gun control group, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a group of 48 good organizations with a common goal.And I'll donate again. We can whi

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A recent Facebook post from Stefan Rahmstorf showed temperature anomalies relative to the earliest period in a temperature record -- I think it was GISS, which starts in 1880. I can't find his link, but found it interesting and remembered it.Here's how NOAA surface data looks in that scheme:

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If they gave an annual award for most diabolical policy maneuver of the year -- something spiky, black and oily, foul-smelling with stink rising off it like dirty steam, this year's prize would surely go to whoever in the EPA came up with this idea.Scott Pruitt

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Piling Idea on Idea

“Our riches were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea.”-- Deirdre N. McCloskey, Bourgeois Equality, University of Ch

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Strangely, this three minutes of song means more to me than any three-minutes of science that I've ever encountered (I think; I'm not sure)... how is that?Did I ever write about the time I went trick-or-treating at Springsteen's house in Rumson, NJ, walking down his long driveway with a girlfriend (also Bruce-cr

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/03/15/the-first-climate-model-turns-50-and-predicted-global-warming-almost-perfectly/

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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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