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2017 temperature summary

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:09:51 +0000

This is a thread to discuss the surface temperature records that were all released yesterday (Jan 18). There is far too much data-vizualization on this to link to, but feel free to do so in the comments. Bottom line? It’s still getting warmer.

Forced Responses: Jan 2018

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:30:01 +0000

This is a new class of open thread for discussions of climate solutions, mitigation and adaptation. As always, please be respectful of other commentators and try to avoid using repetition to make your points. Discussions related to the physical Earth System should be on the Unforced Variations threads.

Unforced Variations: Jan 2018

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:28:59 +0000

Happy new year, and a happy new open thread. In response to some the comments we’ve been getting about previous open threads, we are going to try separating out OT comments on mitigation/saving the planet/theories of political action from ones related to the physical climate system. This thread remains a place for climate science issues, […]

What did NASA know? and when did they know it?

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 23:06:24 +0000

If you think you know why NASA did not report the discovery of the Antarctic polar ozone hole in 1984 before the publication of in May 1985, you might well be wrong. One of the most fun things in research is what happens when you try and find a reference to a commonly-known fact and […]

Fall AGU 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:40:21 +0000

It’s that time of year again. #AGU17 is from Dec 11 to Dec 16 in New Orleans (the traditional venue in San Francisco is undergoing renovations). As in previous years, there will be extensive live streams from “AGU On Demand” (free, but an online registration is required) of interesting sessions and the keynote lectures from […]

Unforced Variations: Dec 2017

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:02:09 +0000

Last open-thread of the year. Tips for new books for people to read over the holidays? Highlights of Fall AGU (Dec 11-15, New Orleans)? Requests for what should be in the end of year updates? Try to be nice.

A brief review of rainfall statistics

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:53:11 +0000

There have been a number of studies which show that we can expect more extreme rainfall with a global warming . Hence, there is a need to increase our resilience to more rainfall in the future. We can say something about how the rainfall statistics will be affected by a global warming, even when the […]

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 […]