Monthly Archives: March 2016

Climate Letter #626

Meet the CEO of a big coal company.  Robert Murray provides a perfect example of the manner in which representatives of the fossil fuel industries are resisting every effort to shut down CO2 emissions.  They have plenty of money, and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #625

A global warming disaster on the Great Barrier Reef.  A stretch more than 600 miles long has been badly bleached in just the last few weeks.  There is no doubt that the unusual warming of late summer surface water caused … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #624

CO2 levels are way up.  The numbers we are seeing right now are not good, and are getting more and more difficult to explain as the days go by.  Last week’s average at Mauna Loa was 405.62 ppm, up 4.19 … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #623

A new global warming hiatus should soon be starting.  An astrophysicist writing for Forbes makes a good point about the temporary nature of the volatile conditions at the peak of an El Nino event.  There is always a reversion back … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #622

Jason Box discusses the freshening of North Atlantic surface waters.  Dr. Box is an experienced student of Greenland’s melting process and its effects.  His views in this short video back up certain important claims made in Hansen’s new study. http://climatecrocks.com/2016/03/25/jason-box-on-new-hansen-study/ … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #621

A new study explains why the goals set in Paris are nearly impossible to achieve.  It is based on assumptions of projected population growth and growth of total energy demand per capita.  The fossil fuel industry has the resources and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #620

Recent warnings of devastation on the Great Barrier Reef are now coming true.  An “underwater heatwave” has arrived in the northern quarter.  More generally, bleaching activity as a result of El Nino is on the same scale as that of … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #619

A new climate science report from James Hansen.  The paper, “Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms,” is about to be published.  In this link Hansen provides a 15-minute video summary of the main contents, also the choice of a … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #618

More commentary on February’s record heat.  Numbers of this sort, both absolute and for sudden growth, have never been seen before.  There have been many spikes in the past, which proved to be temporary, but none of such high magnitude.  … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #617

A new story about the insecurity of life in the far North.  This one puts emphasis on the problem of acquiring enough food.  One is left wondering whether there is any way for humans and various forms of wildlife to … Continue reading

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