Monthly Archives: June 2015

Climate Letter #433

The Supreme Court EPA ruling analyzed.  According to this report the rules themselves were not overturned.  “The rules, which took effect in April, will remain in place while the case goes back to a lower court for the EPA to … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #432

Record wildfire season in Alaska.  Over 1.8 million acres have burned in June, up from the old record of 1.2 million.  Over 300 fires are still active.  Other seaboard states and Northwest Canada are also heavily besieged. https://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/half-a-million-acres-burned-in-just-one-day-alaska-shatters-record-for-worst-june-wildfire-outbreak-ever/ —– India … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #431

Giant earthquakes caused by iceberg calving in Greenland.  (By Chris Mooney in the Washington Post.)  The earthquakes provide a way of measuring the actual amount of ice that is being lost, as well as the annual rate.  Item:  Since the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #430

El Nino update.  This Australian agency is possibly the world’s best forecasting service.  You can see how many different factors enter into the equation.  The result:  “BoM points out that it is ‘unusual to have such a broad extent of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #429

Deadly heat wave in Pakistan.  Robert Fanney offers a good explanation of how high humidity compounds the damage done by high heat, due to the loss of personal cooling effect when moisture on the skin fails to evaporate.  Here is … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #428

More evidence of the link between global warming and extreme weather events.  Top scientists like Kevin Trenberth are giving this subject a lot of attention, and are coming up with some new arguments.  An extra push in the weather can … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #427

An interview with Michael Mann about the pope’s encyclical.  This 5-minute video touches on a number of key points with great clarity.  You will also get better acquainted with Professor Mann, who has become famous for his studies and has … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #426

Four primary conclusions of the pope’s encyclical.  These contain arguments that are based on our best understanding of well-accepted prevailing facts.  Some of the facts originate with science, others with more ordinary observations.  Each of the conclusions follows up with … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #425

(This website has been under repair for a few days, which results in three new posts being published this evening.  Sorry for the inconvenience.) New record temperatures are being set in Alaska.  The state is also suffering from abnormally dry … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #424

An introduction to “Brown Oceans.”  This is a term that is entering the lexicon of climate scientists, with Tropical Storm Bill serving as a likely test.  Water-soaked land can apparently provide a source of energy to tropical storms or hurricanes … Continue reading

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