Monthly Archives: December 2014

Climate Letter #306

“Media Now Reporting 2014 as Hottest Year.” It’s not yet official, but sure to have been extremely close. This post names five of the worst hotspots, once again featuring Australia. http://climatecrocks.com/2014/12/31/media-now-reporting-2014-as-hottest-year/ —– Annual report for the world”s glaciers. The trend … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #305

Five positive developments in 2014. These are not decisive, but they are real, and they help. The one that I find most encouraging is the change of attitude in China. It could change even more. China has a history of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #304

Climate research highlights for 2014. Of these five, the first two probably stirred the most interest, and had the strongest credibility. The fourth item, while also generating much interest, makes good sense but is a tough one for showing proof. … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #303

Just some comments today, about a question of general interest. What is the best proof of all that our planet is indeed warming up? Quite simply, the best proof should depend on the best series of measurements that have been … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #302

Significant research that supports theories of how trade winds work. The research makes clever use of the way corals grow, by showing the difference between cycles of stronger and weaker trade wind strength. The corals provide clear evidence of these … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #301

Another report of methane leaking from offshore permafrost. This is similar to earlier reports of leakage from more easterly parts of the Siberian shelf. The story offers a clear explanation of why there is permafrost in place under the ocean … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #300

A report on this year’s coral bleaching. It has not been a good year. Some areas have reported serious bleaching for the first time, while others have seen bleaching of unprecedented severity. The worst ever recorded bleaching event occurred in … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #299

Psychological roadblocks. “The 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change.” This story is very well-written, and deserves careful study. It is primarily not about people in denial, who are more subject to an assortment of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #298

Greenland follow-up. This post contains two short videos that greatly help to explain graphically the type of melting now being observed on Greenland’s ice sheet. They tie in nicely with the two studies reported on here yesterday. http://climatecrocks.com/2014/12/17/greenlands-non-surprising-surprise-melting-faster-than-thought/ —– Results … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #297

More ice melt trouble anticipated. If so, sea level forecasts will need to be raised again. It looks like a credible argument, but what do you think? Is this study something to be taken seriously? Will actual policies be affected? … Continue reading

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