Hurricane Patricia drew immediate attention by intensifying from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in a single day. It soon developed the fastest winds ever recorded in a western hemisphere storm. Meteorologists and climate scientists have already begun their scientific investigations of how a cyclical El Niño and […]
The idea we might need nuclear power to save biodiversity from the effects of climate change is one that could not have...
Recent observations of the Atlantic deep ocean overturning circulation, called the Atlantic Meridional (north-south)...
This Post is an update to one I wrote in 2009 for Realclimate. It is warranted given the increasing observations in...
Very few scientists still question global warming and the role humans have had in the process, while outside the science community it is largely viewed as a prediction. The reality is that climate change and associated accelerated sea-level rise are not predictions. Tide gauge records are supported by satellite data […]Read more ›
As glacier retreat has increased over the last 30 years, the number of new lakes formed by retreat has exploded. Alaska is one region where this is particularly true. In 1948 the Gilkey Glacier draining the west side of the Juneau Icefield ended on an outwash plain, red dots, as […]Read more ›
Climate change is changing the map of our world. The changes can be distant from the cause, such as sea level rise, which is partially from melting ice sheets, on coastlines around the world. The changes can be local as well such as is in the formation of new lakes, […]Read more ›
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 ›