The effects of climate change on individual extreme events consist of thermodynamic changes and atmospheric circulation changes. In a new opinion piece in Nature Climate Change, Kevin Trenberth, John Fasullo, and Ted Shepherd (TFS) argue that we should be focusing on the thermodynamic changes. While I agree that such an […]
John Nielsen-Gammon is Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. He also serves as the Texas State Climatologist. His scientific training (including a Ph.D. from MIT in 1990) is in weather and weather forecasting, but his research has broadened to include computer modeling, air pollution meteorology, and applied climatology. Related web sites: http://blog.chron.com/climateabyss and http://climatexas.tamu.edu
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This post examines the scenarios and pathways used over the years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...
[Update 1-23-14 1600 GMT: Judith Curry explains her logic. I’ve added it to the end of this post, with my commentary.] Several...
Climate change is something that’s difficult to experience directly. How many people can say, from personal experience, that it feels like the average temperature in your hometown, let alone the globe, has changed by a degree or two over the past century? Instead, people tend to try to detect climate […]Read more ›
An oft-heard statement is that the weather is getting more extreme because of global warming. As opposed to, say, the benign, mild weather conditions associated with the Last Glacial Maximum 20,000 years ago. Many long-term records of extreme weather events are fraught with problems, usually involving changes in the way […]Read more ›
I’m part of a new journalistic endeavor called the Climate Change National Forum (CCNF). The purpose of this web site is to provide a public forum wherein scientists can discuss the latest research on climate change and share and debate ideas on aspects of climate change especially relevant to policymaking. When the second […]Read more ›