Monthly Archives: May 2016

Climate Letter #669

The latest from David Spratt:  “When are we going to stop pretending that +2°C is safe for the Great Barrier Reef, when +1°C already bleaches 93% of it?,” asked Prof. Hughes.  David Spratt, an Australian, has been a serious student … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #668

CO2 report.  The fourth week in May was recorded at a disappointing level of 408.31 ppm, up a nasty 4.54 from the same week in  2015.  It looks like May as a whole will peak for the year with an … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #667

Donald Trump’s first major energy speech.  Here is an unbiased summary, were the speech is well-described as no-holds-barred.  By being so candid and open I believe Trump has done a great service to the public, making climate change and environmental … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #666

New findings show stronger cloud formation than has been assumed during pre-industrial times.  That is the conclusion of a major, very sophisticated experiment conducted by a large group of scientists at CERN.  The implication is that the addition of reflective … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #665

Global temperature trend updated.  This link has the best available chart for showing where we are with respect to reaching the unwanted 2C threshold.  It uses an early baseline, 1880-1909, which is close enough to actual pre-industrial. and shows that … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #664

A new estimate for global warming if all fossil fuels are extracted and burned.  This study tells why it would be 8 degrees C by the year 2300, which is more than most others have predicted.  It goes on to … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #663

Arctic sea ice is on course to hit a new record low this summer.  With plenty of data to back them up, a number of scientists give their personal impressions of how things look and feel in the region. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/05/23/arctic-sea-ice-melt-like-a-train-wreck-says-us-scientist/ … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #662

A record breaking heatwave in India.  This one could be worse than that of just one year ago, also in May, which was rated as the fifth deadliest in Earth’s recorded history.  Recent temperatures have reached 124F in one city, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #661

La Nina will soon be in the news.  This post will give you some idea of what to expect, and the contrast with El Nino.  After a run of record high monthly temperatures for twelve straight months we should get … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #660

How Donald Trump sees climate change, and what he would do about the 2015 global agreement.  If elected, along with congressional majorities for the similarly committed Republican Party, the US could either try to reopen the process and  change the … Continue reading

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