Monthly Archives: November 2015

Climate Letter #540

Holding warming to less than 2C degrees is a real challenge.  Here is a pretty frank review of the difficulties involved, and the many misconceptions.  We should hear a great deal about 2C coming out of the Paris conference, but … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #539

An important new study regarding climate sensitivity.  The study provides evidence that atmospheric warming produces increased methane emissions from wetland areas as a common feedback.  Thus, if increased CO2 is making things warmer methane is almost sure to increase as … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #538

An analysis of what drives the warming trend, from the University of Reading.  All of the different forcings are accounted for on one chart, since 1880.  Much more vital information, e.g., October had “a temperature that was above average by … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #537

Weather disasters are becoming more common.  Around the globe, and measured by decades, the frequency of severe weather events in the past decade was twice that of two decades back.  While there is no proof of any particular cause, the … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #536

Australia is on its way to another intense fire season.  October was the warmest month ever, and conditions are very dry, with a link to El Nino, all of it amplified by the underlying influence of global warming.  Many wind-driven … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #535

A major study describing the global effects of climate change on agriculture, and the problems of adjustment.  The conclusion:  “Even with adjustments in both farming practices and trade, farming production would decline by roughly one-sixth, using the baseline scenario for … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #534

What is happening to large northern lakes?  In short, they are being rapidly transformed by climate change, usually not for the better.  This important article highlights Lake Baikal and Lake Superior while covering the complete base with a fine collection … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #533

How the global climate has been warming, an analysis.  This post contains a chart that breaks down historical temperature trends by the most important influences that mark each year.  El Nino years and La Nina years both follow their own … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #532

A new report on the severity of the current El Nino, from the Washington Post.  At least one record has already been broken, and numerous surprises are anticipated.   “So this naturally occurring El Niño event and human induced climate change … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #531

A look at what the current El Nino will soon be like.  The effects will be peaking in the first quarter of next year, and are expected to approach record levels of severity.  Note that serious effects are expected in … Continue reading

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