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Climate Change in Barrow, Alaska

September 8, 2015 0 Comments
Climate Change in Barrow, Alaska

If you have been following stories on climate change or global warming at all you have probably heard that the amount of warming so far has been greatest in far northern latitudes.  Barrow, Alaska is a good example and scientist have a nice comprehensive data set to look at, including that of wildlife. This past […]

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Lucy in the sky with diamonds

August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Some of you might be familiar with the song referenced in the title of this blog entry. If not, you can probably easily find this Beatles tune on Youtube or any other music service. It is the first thing that popped into my head when I read the news about an engineer taking carbon dioxide […]

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How are the bees doing?

August 21, 2015 0 Comments
How are the bees doing?

Back when I kept the big list of bad things that were going to be caused by anthropogenic global warming (AGW), one of the items that made the list, and then didn’t, and then was back on again, is bee-colony-collapse-disorder (BCCD). Time for an update. BCCD is potentially ruinous because by some estimates, bees are used to […]

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Recent Study Shows No Slowdown in Global Warming Rate

June 7, 2015 0 Comments
Recent Study Shows No Slowdown in Global Warming Rate

You probably have heard or read in recent years that there has been some sort of global warming “hiatus” over the past few decades.  Well a new study produced by a group of scientists from NOAA refutes that claim.  Their study suggests that the rate of global warming during that the last 15 years has […]

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Planting Zones Shifting a Bit

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Planting Zones Shifting a Bit

As you gardeners gear up for planting over the next month or two, you may want to check out what NOAA sees as the updated planting zones based on the updated climate normals.   NOAA uses a 30 year average for this product.  Recently of course the decade of the 1970s was dropped from the calculation […]

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Do Big Snowstorms Disprove Global Warming?

March 15, 2015 0 Comments
Do Big Snowstorms Disprove Global Warming?

I often hear people make comments such as “so much for global warming” after a major snowstorm strikes.  So when I ran across a recent news posting from NOAA I thought I would bring it up.  There seems to be a myth that in a warmer climate we shouldn’t be getting big or record snow […]

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2014 Confirmed As Warmest Year on Record

January 18, 2015 0 Comments
2014 Confirmed As Warmest Year on Record

  According to NOAA, 2014 was Earth’s warmest year since thorough records began in 1880.  The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean was 1.24 degrees F above the 20th century average.  This beats out 2005 and 2010 by .07 degrees F.  As it turns out, December 2014 was also the warmest December on record […]

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Tornadoes, Tornadoes Everywhere

December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Tornadoes, Tornadoes Everywhere

For new readers of the weather blog, allow me to relay some ancient history once again. A few years back, I started a list. It was a list of bad things that were going to happen because of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). I decided to start keeping track because I had heard so many things […]

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Peak Oil or Cheap Oil

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Peak Oil or Cheap Oil

Time to take a quick look at the energy situation around the world. As blog readers know, I have been periodically updating these pages with news of peak oil and alternative energy production for the last few years. These themes relate to the climate because of the leading theory that human produced carbon dioxide is […]

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Voices on AGW

December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Voices on AGW

Despite the recent record cold in our neck-of-the-woods, average temperatures around the earth have gone up a little this year (according major climate monitoring organizations, although there is at least some small controversy regarding statistical manipulation of the numbers upward). Earlier this Fall while I was too busy to blog, there was a “climate march” […]

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