Archive for the ‘Climatology’ Category

The Uninhabitable Earth


(NYMagIntelligencer) – David Wallace-Wells:

This article is the result of dozens of interviews and exchanges with climatologists and researchers in related fields and reflects hundreds of scientific papers on the subject of climate change. What follows is not a series of predictions of what will happen — that will be determined in large part by the much-less-certain science of human response. Instead, it is a portrait of our best understanding of where the planet is heading absent aggressive action. …

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think …

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Melting Earth

How Much CO² Do Volcanoes Emit?


(Starts With A Bang!) – Ethan Siegel:

Some say it’s more than all of humanity emits in a year. But people say a lot of things. What does the science say? …

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Scott Adams embarks on the Johnny Hart road


(FTB) – PZ Myers:

I don’t normally read Dilbert — I’ve seen far too much of the benighted ignorant psyche of its creator — but this one was just laid out on a table at the coffee shop, and I knew I’d have to deal with it. In this one, Dilbert goes full climate science denialist. This might be fun, to dissect Dilbert, because even though it will kill what little humor is present in it, at least we’ll have a good time laughing at Scott Adams. Let’s dissect the shit out of this thing. …

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Scott Adams: Dilbert comic strip on 2017-05-14

Angela Chen: “Dilbert creator Scott Adams issues bad-faith ‘climate challenge’

Keith Pickering: “A detailed reply to Scott Adams on climate science

2016 Hottest Year on Record


(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science and Berkeley Earth also released their results, which agree with NOAA: 2016 is the hottest year ever recorded. …

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2016 fire

The Oceans Are Warming


(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

In 2015, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a paper that angered a lot of climate science deniers. In it, the researchers found that some historic measurements of sea surface temperatures were off by a bit and needed to be corrected. Sounds innocuous enough, doesn’t it?

Fast-forward to Wednesday: A new paper published by a different group of researchers studies the same problem in a different way. What they found confirms the suppositions in the earlier paper: Some ocean temperature measurements were indeed off by a bit, and when corrected, show that the hiatus in warming never existed. In fact, the planet has been warming pretty consistently right through the latter half of the 20th century to today.

Deniers will not be happy about this. …

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Sea Surface Temperatures on 2013-12-20

A Message to Breitbart from


(YouTube) – The Weather Channel:

Note to Breitbart: Earth is not cooling, climate change Is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans. …

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The Holocene Hangover


(Guardian Books) – Fredrik Albritton Jonsson:

A dark picture of the present moment emerges in the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh’s recent book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. The title captures his scathing diagnosis of the condition of literature and culture in the age of the Anthropocene. Why is it, he asks, that the literary world has responded to climate change with almost complete silence? …

But despite Ghosh’s dark sense of realism about our political options, he still manages to find hope in surprising places. He proposes that religious traditions might offer the most effective social basis for popular resistance. …

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Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement

Trump’s Dumpster Fire


(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

As expected, the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration are like the timer on an atomic bomb ticking down to Armageddon. Every day there’s some new horrific thing he and his cronies do, and the only predictable thing they do is find the worst possible choice to make in any given circumstance.

This was brought home, hard, when Bob Walker, a top Trump adviser, recently said that the new administration will gut NASA’s Earth science program. The reason: Trump’s long-standing and implacable climate science denial. And this, of course, is the inevitable outcome of decades of Republican attacks on science. …

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Trump's dumpster fire

Climate Change: Game Over


(Independent::Science) – Ian Johnston:

New research suggests the Earth’s climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an “apocalyptic side of bad” temperature rise of more than 7°C within a lifetime. …

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Melting Earth

Donald Trump a ‘Disaster for the Planet’


(Guardian::Environment) – Oliver Milman:

Leading scientists say the climate denier’s victory could mean ‘game over for the climate’ and any hope of warding off dangerous global warming. …

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Earth melting Trump