Monthly Archives: October 2015

Climate Letter #520

Australia is sure to set a new temperature record for October.  It has been a very hot month so far, and now with El Nino still on the rise the outlook for the rest of the year is none too … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #519

People who live in extreme dryland areas are becoming climate refugees.  This is happening now, with China one of the regions most affected.  Here is a close-up view of the tragic experience in one location.  It provides a real-life example … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #518

An update on the problem of Indonesia’s fires.  Indonesia has experienced the worst deforestation on the planet, and this is playing a critical role in global climate change.  The fires make things worse because of emissions thereby delivered from the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #517

Heat and humidity outlook for the Persian Gulf region.  This region contains a number of high population centers, including Mecca, the Earth’s hottest large city.  This study projects what will happen by 2100 if we stay on the present track … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #516

The LA Times has a second installment about the Exxon climate science coverup.  This link has a summary plus a current response to all of the adverse publicity from Exxon itself: http://climatecrocks.com/2015/10/24/emphasize-the-uncertainty-la-times-follows-exxons-slide-to-the-dark-side-exxonknew/ Here is a link to the full new … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #515

New record hurricane striking Mexico.  Winds have already hit 200 mph, and there was also a new low for pressure at 880 mb.  The high energy is largely attributed to Eastern Pacific waters being warmed to an unusual degree, topped … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #514

A close-up view of record temperature development in 2015.  Thanks to the NY Times for this excellent graph of how average temperatures of the five previous record years proceeded month by month, plus 2015 to date.  Looking to the future, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #513

More analysis of climate change polling results.  The story is getting quite a bit of attention, because it may represent a real and perhaps lasting turning point in US public opinion.  It also tends to bring voters of the two … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #512

The accelerated pace of climate damage in Pakistan.  Rapid glacial melting, variable monsoons, extraordinary heatwaves and episodes of both flooding and drought are all interacting, and depicted as getting worse. http://tribune.com.pk/story/976105/pakistans-climate-change-time-bomb-is-already-ticking/ —– A new study on the harmful effects of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #511

The declining population of Antarctic krill, a story from the New York Times.  These tiny fish are considered to be the cornerstone of the Antarctic ecosystem, that many larger species depend on for nutrition.  They have a complicated life cycle … Continue reading

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