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Oregon Climate (@ORClimateSvc)

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Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin)

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So this year's Arctic sea ice extent was a record low of 14.58 Mkm2, just 0.1% below the previous record, which was last year at 14.60 Mkm2. (NSIDC data:

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An article on Forbes.com a year ag

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I guess I thought the Student's t-test got its name because it was basic and useful to students. But it's nothing like that at all:

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Climate deniers have no shame.At least, Dr. Norman Page has none. After a 2012 prediction that was disastrously wrong, the Doctor is back

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“In the end, when you see what can be done in the name of God, it makes you wonder what is left for the devil.” -- a handwritten note on the makeshift memorial for this week's bombings in Brussels,

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I am getting old enough that I (perhaps a little prematurely) pay attention to who dies and am surprised at some of them.Today brought two: Ken Howard and Joe Garagiola. I have to admit I was very surprised to hear about both. I me

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Eric Holthaus at Slate wrote:

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Guess, then scroll down:"If we’ve learned any lessons during the past few decades, perhaps the most important is that preservation of our environment is not a partisan challenge; it’s common sense. Our physical health, our social happiness, and our economic well­being will be sustai

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I've been doing better things and traveling home, but here's a thought: suppose Loretta Lynch (or her successor) sues the fossil fuel companies, wins, and they pay several hundred billion dollars in a settlement that feeds into the bottomless pit. Because, you know,

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This paper, based on observations, not a model, finds a relatively high value of 2.0 C for the transient climate response -- the warming at the time of CO2 doubling.Disentangling greenhouse warming and aerosol coolin

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LA Times:

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So I got shellacked by most commenters on yesterday's post and on Twitter.But I still think Loretta Lynch is wrong and very misguided.I'm at the

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GISTEMP for February was by far the warmest month in their records: +1.35°C. (Note added: that means the highest anomaly; February itself wasn't the warmest absolute temperature of all 12 months in the record.)It feels weird just to write that. This smashes the old record, set the

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via Yale Climate Connections. Here's the second of two parts (part one).

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Heidi Cullen, NY Times: What Weather Is the Fault of Climate Change?National Academy of Sciences: 

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What would Earth look like if all the ice melted, and what if the Earth really was flat (link only; not embeddable).

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Jacob Weisberg in Slate summarizes succinctly something I've been feeling too:An America in which Trump can represent one of the major parties feels like a

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Source: Twitter

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Update: 1:56 pm, and still nothing.As of 10:18 a.m., the Oregonian -- Oregon's largest newspaper -- still hasn't covered yesterdays's ground-breaking, historic vote in the state Senate on the Clean Electricity

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Today the Oregon Senate passed a bill, the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, which the Governor will surely sign (she was integral to its drafting) that makes us the first state to mandate a transition away from coal power. The Onymous Guy

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Warning: Numerology AheadNote Added 8:50 pm: This February data is for RSS TLT version 3.3, not the new version v4.0 (see below). The middle troposphere (TMT) and lower stratosphere (TLS) have both been updated to the new version 4.0, but the lower troposphere data (TLT) won't be updated for about six months,

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UAH's calculation of the av

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* and 36,000 a year thereafter.--A paper by Drew Shindell and others in the latest Nature Climate Change finds significant benefits to America

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Trade agreement trumps climate accord: WTO rules against India solar program

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