No, sadly the Mail on Sunday has got it wrong… yet again. Here’s what’s behind the sensational news that global warming ended in 1997, and how it comes from misreporting, misquotes and omissions.
This video looks at the scientific research to answer three basic questions: 1) Was the Medieval Warm Period global? 2) Was it warmer than today? 3) And what does this all mean anyway? I examine the internet feud over the hockey stick and the various myths and misinterpretations about the Medieval Warm Period that seem to be rife on the Internet. My sources for the myths are blogs and videos; my sources for the facts are scientific papers.
Sobering to come away from the world's largest scientific meeting with a very real and urgent question. One that would have seemed science fiction a generation ago.
Many of us have wondered at some point in almost precisely these terms: “Is Earth F**ked?” But it’s not the sort of frank query you expect an expert in geomorphology to pose to his colleagues as the title of a formal presentation at one of the world’s largest scientific gatherings.
Appears to support what Kerry Emanuel has been saying.
Tropical storms that make their way into the North Atlantic, and possibly strike the East Coast of the United States, likely will become more intense during the rest of this century.
That’s the prediction of one University of Iowa researcher and his colleague as published in an early online release in the prestigious Journal of Climate, the official publication of the American Meteorological Society.
The latest round of ARPA-E grants was just announced and among the 66 cleantech projects that received funding was GE's latest wind technology development: fabric wind turbine blades. When I first read this, I was imagining something that looked like sails, but the structure of the blade will remain pretty much the same except instead of fiberglass, a super-strong architectural fabric will be wrapped around the blade frame.
The storm that flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice with a meter of water today also produced a tornado. A real Great Plains style tornado at that.
Here is an image from the Meteosat showing the storm. If the budget cuts do not get it, the U.S. will have an ultra modern weather satellite like this in a few years.
It's been said that we won't begin to see action on climate change until its effects reach beyond the poor, the vulnerable, and those in the developing world. The concern has been that by the time those effects are obvious to the elite, we will be too far along the road to make much of a difference.
Could it be that Superstorm Sandy has pushed the time clock forward on that?
Right wing news site News Now:
A prominent climate-change skeptic remains "very concerned" about the possibility of the U.S. having a carbon tax.
Marc Morano of Climate Depot says this is a serious problem.
"I'm very concerned right now, because there a lot of advisors that were to Mitt Romney -- people like Arthur Laffer, people like George Shultz -- and other … liberal Republicans who have been touting the idea of a carbon tax," Morano reports.
Dave Roberts had a useful interview with Al Gore, concurrent with the "24 Hours of Reality" event last week. As always, thoughtful, well informed, and big picture.
Q. Did you see Obama’s press conference the other day?
A. I heard the excerpts on climate, and … oh …
Q. Go ahead!
A. No, I’m not going to go ahead! We have conflicting interests here!