Three Rules About Climate ‘Event Attribution’ Studies

By Roger Pielke In September 2018, as Hurricane Florence was heading towards a landfall in North Carolina, a team of researchers announced that the storm would be 80 kilometers larger and drop 50% more rainfall due to “human induced climate change.” In a study published last week the researchers shared that their initial numbers were 

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NOAA Contracts With 3 Major Cloud Providers on Big Data Project

By Aaron Boyd More than four years after starting the Big Data Project, NOAA signs with three cloud companies to provide free access to its wealth of data. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a new milestone in its big data program, enabling more access to its ever-growing troves of data in the hopes 

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Scientists find new way to sustainably make chemicals by copying nature’s tricks

Researchers have copied the way organisms produce toxic chemicals without harming themselves, paving the way for greener chemical and fuel production. The new technique, pioneered by Imperial College London scientists, could reduce the need to use fossil fuels to create chemicals, plastics, fibres and fuels. Currently, many useful chemicals are produced from fossil fuels, which 

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The Truth About CO2

By Patrick Moore Carbon dioxide hysteria. Even going so far as to label it a “pollutant.” Let’s look at this rationally. This video appears on the Prager University Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/the-truth-about-co2/2729302623779243/

A fragile balance

The sea encircling Antarctica acts as a huge mixer for water from all the ocean basins – and this circulating pattern influences the exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) between the ocean and the atmosphere. A study by an international team of researchers, led by Dr. Torben Struve from the University of Oldenburg’s Institute for Chemistry 

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Winter weather controls net influx of atmospheric CO2 on the north-west European shelf.

By V. Kitidis et al. Abstract Shelf seas play an important role in the global carbon cycle, absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and exporting carbon (C) to the open ocean and sediments. The magnitude of these processes is poorly constrained, because observations are typically interpolated over multiple years. Here, we used 298500 observations of CO2 

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Sun Reaches Record Sunspot Low

By Tom Westre Over the past 300 years, astronomers have learned that the Sun goes through periods of high and low solar activity averaging about 11 years from solar minimum to solar maximum. During this period the Sun produces cooler, darker areas on the surface called sunspots which can be the size of the Earth 

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3 degrees C?

By Judith Curry Is 3 C warming over the 21st century now the ‘best estimate’?  A reframing of how we think about climate change over the 21st century, and my arguments for 1 C. There has been much discussion over on twitter of the new article by David Wallace-Wells:  We’re Getting a Clearer Picture of 

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