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The Faucet

July 3, 2015 10:04 pm0 comments
The Faucet

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 […]

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Checkin’ back

March 10, 2015 4:59 pm0 comments
Checkin’ back

Checkin’ back on my favorite climate observation sites from last year. The ocean heat content increased from ~17 to ~18 (1022 Joules). They had to extend the vertical axis from 20 to 25 to accommodate the expected rise until 2020.   Sure enough CO2 broke the 400 ppm ceiling (as […]

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A Case of False False Balance, or Global Warming as a Drag on Progress

January 30, 2015 7:28 pm2 comments
A Case of False False Balance, or Global Warming as a Drag on Progress

Media Matters for America cannot be accused of false balance.  It’s one-sided.  It’s dedicated, as its website reports, to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. It’s entirely possible to be both one-sided and accurate.  But in this post, I’m going to look at a case where […]

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“What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps” [For fact checking & commentary]

December 16, 2014 1:36 am0 comments
“What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps” [For fact checking & commentary]

I recently discovered this video—”What you need to know about climate change in 24 easy steps”—by Dr. Joe Hanson, a popular #SciComm writer and the creator-host of ‘It’s Okay To Be Smart‘ on PBS. I circulated a number of his steps on CCNF’s internal platform and received the following responses from Drs. Will Howard and Scott Denning, which I […]

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Making sense of Antarctic sea ice changes

December 9, 2014 1:13 pm10 comments
Making sense of Antarctic sea ice changes

Antarctic sea ice is one of those things in the climate system that seems to confuse people. Antarctic sea ice, on average, is increasing. How can there be global warming if sea ice is increasing in the Antarctic? Some have gone so far as to average the Arctic sea ice […]

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Key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report (official slide show)

November 7, 2014 6:29 am0 comments
Key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report (official slide show)

Journalist’s note (MQ): Below are the slides from the IPCC’s power point presentation (available for download) on the key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. The material is being republished here under fair use for educational purposes.  End.

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