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O Say can you See Ice…

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:35:01 +0000

Some concerns about continued monitoring of sea ice by remote sensing were raised this week in Nature News an article in the (UK) Observer: Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change. The last headline is not really correct, but the underlying issues are real. What is this about? Since the late seventies, […]

Unforced variations: Nov 2017

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:58:49 +0000

This month’s open thread. Lawsuits about scientific disputes, the new Climate Science Special Report from the National Climate Assessment, and (imminently) the WMO State of the Climate statement for 2017.

El Niño and the record years 1998 and 2016

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:02:44 +0000

2017 is set to be one of warmest years on record. Gavin has been making regular forecasts of where 2017 will end up, and it is now set to be #2 or #3 in the list of hottest years: With update thru September, ~80% chance of 2017 being 2nd warmest yr in the GISTEMP analysis […]

Impressions from the European Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in Dublin 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:17:16 +0000

The 2017 annual assembly of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) had a new set-up with a plenary keynote each morning. I though some of these keynotes were very interesting. There was a talk by Florence Rabier from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), who presented the story of ensemble forecasting. Keith Seitter, the […]

Why extremes are expected to change with a global warming

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:24:40 +0000

Joanna Walters links extreme weather events with climate change in a recent article in the Guardian, however, some  reservations have been expressed about such links in past discussions. For example, we discussed the connection between single storms and global warming in the post Hurricanes and Global Warming – Is there a connection?, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]