Monthly Archives: December 2016

Climate Letter #820

Global temperature forecast for 2017.  All forecasts look for the coming year to be cooler than 2016, simply because there is no chance of a significant El Nino in the works.  Further, because there are few present signs of a … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #819

There is a continuing increase of methane being released from the Arctic seabed.  The reports come from a Russian research vessel that has been making measurements periodically since 2011.  The methane is attributed to degradation of underwater permafrost that was … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #818

How Arctic sea ice progressed through 2016.  This excellent presentation from a private statistician provides a clear picture of how the ice year developed, with a number of related side stories.  The air temperature anomaly chart for the high Arctic … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #817

China’s great leap forward in carbon emissions is closely linked to the growth of its Westernized lifestyle.  A new study tells how the wealthy class is especially responsible, but it begins with the rural poor moving into the cities at … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #816

Putting proper perspective on the declining cost of solar energy.  This post is full of information that helps one understand exactly where solar energy stands as it competes with other sources of energy.  It’s quite good, but would be even … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #815

The North Pole today, viewed in the Climate Reanalyzer.  What I see is an average of 32F (0C) for today’s temperature, about the same as northern Iowa, and that is in spite of months of 24-hour darkness.  The anomaly reading … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #814

North Pole forecast for this week—an extraordinary anomaly of plus 50 degrees F.  Things are totally upside down in the far north this year.  The story provides helpful explanations. http://mashable.com/2016/12/20/north-pole-to-warm-to-near-melting-point-this-week/#w0t5qsccCPqk —– More information about the melting of the Totten glacial … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #813

Early spring thawing confirmed for 13,300 Arctic lakes.  This solid information was accomplished using satellite imagery, beginning in 2000.  The rate of advance in ice breakup for all of the lakes averaged an amazing one day each year through 2013 … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #812

Atmospheric CO2 report.  On this chart (scroll down) you can see that the seasonal pivot in late September was about 3.5 ppm above that same turning point in 2015.  That is a good, well-defined spot for starting a new “carbon … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #811

An appraisal of current sea level research from two highly qualified scientists.  One of the two, Richard Alley, is a public figure who should be familiar to everyone.  Their report shows concern for the results of brand new research coming … Continue reading

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