Monthly Archives: October 2014

Climate Letter #266

Climate Letter #266      October 30, 2014 Another reason for worsened melting of Antarctic ice sheets.  This study shows that increasing winds are responsible, and are likely to have an adverse effect on the rate of increase in sea levels, not previously … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #265

Climate Letter #265      October 29, 2014 Climate science—there is always something more to learn.  This time, it makes life more complicated for those who are trying to demonstrate the progress of how climate is being changed.  To wit, “North Atlantic Ocean cooling means … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #264

Climate Letter #264      October 28, 2014 Cold  winters in lower latitudes again being linked to Arctic warming.  The main reasons, which have previously been described, keep gaining support. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11191520/Cold-winters-have-been-caused-by-global-warming-say-scientists.html Amazon carbon update.  The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest above ground concentrated store of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #263

Climate Letter #263      October 27, 2014 Seasonal heat records broken in Australia.  It’s not summer yet, but this is a bad sign for what may soon be coming. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/first-big-heat-event-melts-australian-temperature-records-20141027-11cczf.html Solar economics in the U.S.  Dramatic changes are coming in the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #262

Climate Letter #262      October 24, 2014 Fairly ambitious climate deal reached in Europe.  What I find neat about this is that European political leaders can apparently make such an agreement without fear of too much political backlash from voters.  Could we … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #261

Climate Letter #261      October 23, 2014 Is this a true story?  It sounds like hype, because it publicizes the story of a small Canadian oil company doing what is seemingly impossible.  It’s definitely true that Utah has a gigantic resource … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #260

Climate Letter #260      October 22, 2014 An emissions policy recommendation.  This is a joint effort from a leading scientist (Michael Mann) and a professor of philosophy, very clearly stated.  Based on all I have learned about the science in the past … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #259

Climate Letter #259      October 21, 2014 Warmup in northern Alaska.  The important message in this post is not so much about why as the simple fact that an average temperature gain of 7 degrees C (or 12.6F) for a whole … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #258

Climate Letter #258      October 20, 2014 Climate science:  How heat gets rearranged within and above the oceans.  An excellent review of what is known and still unknown, clearly explained http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2014/10/an-in-depth-look-at-the-oceans-climate-change-and-the-hiatus/?utm_source=Daily+Carbon+Briefing&utm_campaign=0bfc895d20-DAILY_BRIEFING&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_876aab4fd7-0bfc895d20-303422157 Extra comment:  I have read that water at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #257

Climate Letter #257      October 17, 2014 A really big story.  It provides a real-life demonstration of a number of things that most people simply do not realize is happening.  It will seriously upset anyone who is committed to the fossil … Continue reading

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