Monthly Archives: August 2016

Climate Letter #734

How the G20 countries compare with each other, and the rest of the world. Here are nine key charts.  What they show could not be made more clear, and it’s interesting.  E.g., the US still has 24% of global GDP, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #733

New report on toxic algae blooms.  The most alarming part, along with the rising frequency and density of blooms, is the rise in toxicity.  “Twenty micrograms per liter would be worrisome. Current readings are as high as 150,000 micrograms per … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #732

Bright future for electric buses.  Meet the CEO of a company that is leading the way.  His ideas make sense and his overall attitude is nothing short of inspiring. http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/27/interview-with-ryan-popple-ceo-of-proterra-cleantechnica-exclusive/? —– An update on how electric car batteries are doing.  … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #731

Some observations about the accuracy of temperature measurements and adjustments.  This post is all about how complicated it is to get the physical measurements right, especially with respect to earlier periods, and also how to evaluate the “noise” that is … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #730

The IPCC is putting more emphasis on how to adapt to a 1.5C world in its next report, maybe a bit less on prevention, which could soon be out of reach.  The past year, dominated by El Nino, has taught … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #729

A call to shrink the global economy.  This was written by a lecturer affiliated with the London School of Economics.  The content is too much to summarize, but I would like to add a full endorsement to his views, which … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #728

Some statistics on the global increase in drought conditions.  This particular report is mainly about the challenges of developing practical resilience to drought, especially in Africa, where a big conference has just been held, with almost nothing said by way … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #727

Bangladesh update.  In terms of population numbers, this nation appears to have more ruinous exposure to rising sea level than any other during the 21st century.  “Mr. Karim estimated that as many as 50 million Bangladeshis would flee the country … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #726

Sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean are providing good predictions of global air temperatures.  A fascinating new study demonstrates the accuracy of this strange connection, which basically depends on the way sea level in the Pacific tilts back and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #725

Deluges like the one in Louisiana will become more common as the climate warms.  That prediction does not apply to the total number of similar slow-moving storms, which scientists are not sure about, but it does mean the amount of … Continue reading

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