Monthly Archives: May 2015

Climate Letter #411

How China is motivated to make the renewable transition.  There are many reasons for giving up fossil fuels.  This new work explores the differences between how China and the West approach this matter.  China’s reasoning is much more practical, leading … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #410

India’s death toll from excessive heat now past 1400. Some temperatures in the region have been reported as high as 122F, which is about what you get on a really hot day in Death Valley, plus the oppressively high humidity … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #409

How the war on coal is being waged in the U.S. Here is the inside story, a fairly long and detailed account, written by Michael Grunwald for POLITICO. It is absolutely remarkable how much is being accomplished, not by government … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #408

An examination of China’s emission trends. This report is full of interesting information, based on the fact that China, much more than any other country, will decide what the future of global warming (or climate change) is going to look … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #407

Big news about melting ice from Antarctica. The main story is that the loss of ice mass in a certain region has accelerated at a “remarkable rate” just since 2009. It was like flipping a switch, with evidence gained in the course … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #406

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5C by 2100? A new study provides a set of answers that sound realistic. A comparison is made with the amount of effort required to stop at 2.0C, which by itself … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #405

Last twelve months tied for warmest on record. That means when compared with any other twelve-month period. The ten warmest of such are listed here, all but one being quite recent. The oncoming El Nino effect should help produce many more of these … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #404

A most interesting new discovery of oceanic heat transfer. Much of the heated surface water produced in the western Pacific Ocean actually ends up deep in the Indian Ocean, which is a total surprise. This is a fairly recent development, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #403

Life on the Marshall Islands. 68,000 residents are being squeezed by inexorably rising waters. They will all have to migrate some day, and they are not alone. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/18/disaster-after-disaster-in-low-lying-marshall-islands.html —– More warnings about the damage of ocean acidification. The effects are … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #402

Climate science. A new study about the relationship between increases in carbon emissions and carbon sinks. The roughly 50% removal ratio has been amazingly steady for over five decades, providing a big assist in slowing the growth of global warming. … Continue reading

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