Monthly Archives: December 2017

Climate Letter #1067

What exactly is causing the increase in global temperatures?  Do scientists really have good answers?  This post from Carbon Brief provides one of the better explanations you will ever see with respect to adding up the most important determining factors, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1066

Followup to yesterday’s lead story about sea level projections.  This article has an excellent explanation of many of the interesting points made in the research study, which go well beyond the early headlines.  For example there are references to other … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1065

Report of an excellent new study about the making of projections for sea level rise.  The main point is that much will depend on a process called hydrofracturing, involving the formation and possibly rapid collapse of ice cliffs over 300 … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1064

After a wildfire, and when temperatures and dryness have changed, forests do not grow back the way they were.  After a major study of nearly 1500 sites in five states researchers found “significant decreases in tree regeneration following wildfires in … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1063

Learn about the Beaufort Gyre and its potential for impacting the climate (Yale e360).  This huge circulating current in the center of the Arctic Ocean has deviated from its normal pattern of behavior.  There is much speculation about the outcome, … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1062

Interview with a scientist who does research on Earth’s environmental history.  The main objective is to figure out things like what CO2 levels were like at various times in the ancient past, the temperatures and other climate conditions associated with … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1061

Which climate models are the best at predicting future warming?  A new study has taken a close look at the methods of about three dozen of the most prominent models and matched those methods up with what has recently been … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1060

A critical view of China’s international agenda.  This was written by a senior Australian professor of environmental research.  The information he provides about how China is helping other nations in the development of their resources is not reassuring.  Road building … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1059

The great California drought has been linked to the loss of Arctic sea ice.  According to a new study the storage of more of the sun’s heat in the Arctic Ocean leads to changes in atmospheric circulation and cloud formation … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #1058

What climate change is doing to the Alps (TIME magazine).  The pictures that go with this story are incredible.  The life of a skier is not what it used to be. http://time.com/italy-alps-climate-change/ —– A catalog of the many ways that … Continue reading

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