Monthly Archives: November 2014

Climate Letter #285

November 26, 2014 Update on drought conditions in Sao Paulo.  2015 will be a crucial year.  Because of the immediate suffering involved, a problem of this magnitude will have to be dealt with in one way or another, in a correspondingly … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #284

November 25, 2014 A new analysis from Citigroup.  Once again, this report is very favorable to the outlook for renewable energy.  ‘It questions the viability of many oil projects, expresses doubt about carbon capture and storage, and punctures the big marketing … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #283

November 24, 2014 Political battle looming.  Michael Klare is a college professor who has written many books about the damage done by fossil fuels, to social structures as well as to the environment.  He does not mince words.  I happen … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #282

November 21, 2014 New climate-related poll results.  You need to read through to the end.  Some of the results are encouraging, some not so much.  The main impression is that  most Americans have good intentions but are not too well-informed … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #281

November 20, 2014 Another epic extreme weather event unfolds.  A connection can easily be made to effects of changes in climate, involving unusually warm lake water and the relatively warm Arctic air which produces the meandering actions of the jetstream.  … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #280

November 19, 2014 Report from a senior climate scientist. He reviews a number of the basic fundamentals of CO2 activity that everyone should get familiar with. Special attention is given to the fact that adding CO2 to the atmosphere is … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #279

November 18, 2014 Warmest October on record.  Study the graph and take note of how large the differences are from one region to another.  The average of them all is no less meaningful because of this.  Next month most of the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #278

November 17, 2014 An opportunity for Obama.  “Obama pushes for world climate pact after China deal.”  Whatever you may think of the Obama presidency, he will do almost every one of us a big favor if he now devotes his … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #277

November 14, 2014 Warmest oceans ever recorded.  In the last few weeks there may have been some cooling, but the basic trend since 1975 is unmistakeable. http://phys.org/news/2014-11-warmest-oceans.html —– The increase in sea level since 1993.  These figures come from the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #276

November 13, 2014 Climate science:  About melting Antarctic ice from below.  “The penetration of warm water to Antarctic ice shelves appears to be responsible for their dramatic decline.”  This new study explains how it happens, and how the process was … Continue reading

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