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  • newMitochondrial Changes Key to Health Problems in Space
    Living in space isn't easy. There are notable impacts on the biology of living things in the harsh environment of space. A team of scientists has now identified a possible underlying driver of these impacts: the powerhouse of the cell, called mitocho…
    - 32 mins ago 3 Dec 20, 6:00am -
  • newNew Paleoclimatology Finding Shows Earth’s Climate Was Typically Warmer than Today
    Guest essay by H. Sterling Burnett, originally published on Archaeologists have published a new paper in The Holocene, DOI: 10.1177/0959683620972775 that confirms what previous research has shown: numerous periods during recent…
    - 5 hours ago 3 Dec 20, 2:00am -
  • newCovid & the U.S. Stock Markets – Update
    But the predictions that the Worldwide Covid Lockdown would crash U.S. stock markets simply turned out not to be true.
    - 9 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 10:00pm -
  • newWe’re Saved! New Zealand just Declared a Climate Emergency
    While nobody expects the elimination of New Zealand's carbon footprint to have a direct impact on global warming, the rest of the world will surely be inspired by their moral example.
    - 13 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 6:00pm -
  • newRobot probes the Red Sea’s carbon storage system
    Warming waters and oxygen depletion in the Red Sea could slow the flow of organic carbon from the surface into the deep ocean where it can be stored, out of reach of the atmosphere. A KAUST team has used an underwater robot to investigate the little-…
    - 17 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 2:00pm -
  • newData Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound
    From NASA Nov. 30, 2020 A new trio of examples of ‘data sonification’ from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects. Data sonification translates information collected by various NASA missions — such as the…
    - 21 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 10:00am -
  • UPHEAVAL – A Short Novel
    Susan J. Crockford -- biologist, author and bone whisperer – has today released her latest fiction effort: UPHEAVAL. and it is GREAT!
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 20, 6:00am -
  • Roger Pielke Jr.’s 2020 Hurricane Season Recap
    2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends today Here are updated CONUS normalized losses through 2020 2020 ranks 15th of 121 years Based on @JessicaWeinkle et al And CONUS landfalling hurricanes 1900-2020 U…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 20, 2:00am -
  • Aussie State Tasmania Declares itself 100% Renewable Energy
    100% renewable, except when Tasmania's politicians run down their hydro dams to critical low levels selling green electrons to the mainland, burn out the undersea inter-connector with excessive current, and have to fire up emergency diesel generators…
    - 1 day ago 1 Dec 20, 10:00pm -
  • Massachusetts AG Tells Bloomberg Group of Plan to Use its Attorneys to Enforce Paris Climate Treaty
    Small world. And — barring President Trump at long last transmitting the Paris climate treaty to the Senate — a world in which we should soon expect to see what we have all been assured would never happen: law enforcement suing to compel complian…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 6:00pm -

Roy Spencer

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for November 2020: +0.53 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for November, 2020 was +0.53 deg. C, essentially unchanged from the October, 2020 value of +0.54 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.14 C/decade…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 20, 6:06pm -
  • Benford’s Law, Part 2: Inflated Vote Totals, or Just the Nature of Precinct Sizes?
    SUMMARY: Examination of vote totals across ~6,000 Florida precincts during the 2016 presidential election shows that a 1st digit Benford’s type analysis can seem to suggest fraud when precinct vote totals have both normal and log-normal distributio…
    - 21 days ago 12 Nov 20, 4:02pm -
  • Benford’s Law: Evidence of Fraud in Reporting of Voter Precinct Totals?
    You might have seen reports in the last several days regarding evidence of fraud in ballot totals reported in the presidential election. There is a statistical relationship known as “Benford’s Law” which states that for many real-world distribu…
    - 24 days ago 9 Nov 20, 3:33pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for October 2020: +0.54 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for October, 2020 was +0.54 deg. C, down slightly from the September, 2020 value of +0.57 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.14 C/decade (+0.12…
    - 31 days ago 2 Nov 20, 1:53pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for September 2020: +0.57 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2020 was +0.57 deg. C, up from from the August, 2020 value of +0.43 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.14 C/decade (+0.12 C/deca…
    - 63 days ago 1 Oct 20, 2:34pm -
  • Climate Hustle 2 Premieres this Evening at 8 p.m.
    Guest post by Paul Driessen Weekly, daily, even hourly, we are told that global temperatures are rising, ice caps are melting, and hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods and droughts are all getting more frequent, intense and destructive because of…
    - 70 days ago 24 Sep 20, 11:27am -
  • Derecho Iowa Corn Damage Imaged By Satellite
    The August 10, 2020 derecho event caused an estimated 40 million acres of nearly-mature corn crop to be significantly damaged or destroyed, mainly in Iowa, but also in portions of Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio,…
    - 88 days ago 5 Sep 20, 8:49pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for August 2020: +0.43 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2020 was +0.43 deg. C, essentially unchanged from the July, 2020 value of +0.44 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.14 C/decade (+0.…
    - 93 days ago 1 Sep 20, 3:45pm -
  • Even with Laura, Louisiana Hurricanes Have Not Increased Since 1851
    As I write this, it looks like major Hurricane Laura will arrive on the Louisiana coast late tonight as a Category 4 hurricane somewhere south of Lake Charles. There will be the inevitable fake news coverage claiming how U.S. landfalling hurricanes a…
    - 99 days ago 26 Aug 20, 3:27pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for July 2020: +0.44 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for July, 2020 was +0.44 deg. C, essentially unchanged from the June, 2020 value of +0.43 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.14 C/decade (+0.12…
    - 3 Aug 20, 1:14pm -

Reddit Weather Feed

American Meteorological Society

  • An Anticipated Increase in Earth’s Strongest Storms
    A little more than two weeks ago, Supertyphoon Goni blasted ashore in the Philippines with top sustained winds of 195 mph, becoming the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record. It topped STY Haiyan’s 190 mph land strike just seven years ag…
    - 14 days ago 18 Nov 20, 7:09pm -
  • We May Be Able to Further Improve Hurricane Track Forecasts After All
    Zeta blossomed into the 11th hurricane of this hyperactive season Monday and its forecast track takes it ashore on the Gulf Coast by midweek. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Monday said computer models had become more tightly clustered with th…
    - 36 days ago 27 Oct 20, 6:40pm -
  • Online Climate Science Course Keys Success to Frequent Forum Discussions
    While colleges pre-COVID-19 were already designing and implementing courses for online instruction, the pandemic has pushed entire academic course offerings into this rapidly evolving virtual environment. A new article in the Bulletin of the AMS abo…
    - 49 days ago 15 Oct 20, 4:08pm -
  • “Sleep with your phone on!”: Messaging for Nighttime Tornadoes
    With Hurricane Delta poised to strike Louisiana today, the risk of embedded tornadoes will increase as rainbands spiral ashore, along with the primary threats of storm surge and damaging winds. Delta is forecast to plow well inland Friday night into…
    - 55 days ago 9 Oct 20, 12:03pm -
  • Welcome to the Sticky Skies: Costlier Air Travel in a Warmer, Wetter World
    COVID-19 has upended air travel for now, but if the growth in global aviation resumes, one real drag on flying is going to be increasing energy needs due to global warming. New research published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological…
    - 57 days ago 6 Oct 20, 8:02pm -
  • Eulerian Weather, Lagrangian Lives
    by Alan E. Stewart, University of Georgia It is clear that Covid-19 will be with us for a while. So will the weather, however. We’ve been through flooding in Michigan in mid-May; an outbreak of 140 tornadoes from Texas to Maryland in April; a dead…
    - 65 days ago 29 Sep 20, 4:31pm -
  • Late Season Hurricanes Bring Research Opportunities, Too
    After a veritable flurry of storms in the Atlantic since August, the basin has gone quiet following the landfalls of Tropical Storm Beta in Texas, and Post-Tropical Storm Teddy in Nova Scotia. But late-season storms are quite common in the Atlantic,…
    - 66 days ago 28 Sep 20, 6:28pm -
  • The Volunteer Power behind Peer Review
    by Tony Broccoli, AMS Publications Commissioner The peer review process is essential for high-quality scientific publication. Most readers of BAMS are aware of this simple fact, but we often hear questions about the many volunteers who take part in t…
    - 73 days ago 21 Sep 20, 11:57am -
  • Hurricane Sally’s Extreme Flood Potential
    Hurricane Sally is inching ashore in southeast Alabama Wednesday morning and has started to flood parts of the central Gulf Coast with an expected 1-2 feet of rain, maybe more. With that much rain forecast, it seems likely to join other recent catas…
    - 78 days ago 16 Sep 20, 12:49pm -
  • Mixed Job News for Early-Career Geoscientists
    A new survey by the American Geosciences Institute shows that recent graduates in the geosciences are finding employment at the same rates as before the COVID-19 pandemic, but a separate survey from Nature finds that amid tightening funding science…
    - 79 days ago 14 Sep 20, 6:58pm -

University of Reading

Met Office

  • newA dry but rather dull month
    Mild and dry might not be the first thing you think of looking back at November as we have seen the first significant frosts of the season in England and Wales, but the month for the UK as a whole … Continue reading →
    - 20 hours ago 2 Dec 20, 10:50am -
  • Tropical Deforestation – a log jam on the road to Net Zero?
    With one year to go until COP26 in Glasgow, and today’s launch of Together For Our Planet, Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Stephen Belcher reviews the influence tropical deforestation is having on the journey to a resilient Net Zero thro…
    - 20 days ago 13 Nov 20, 4:08pm -
  • A record-breaking year for Atlantic Tropical Storms
    2020 is shaping up to be a year for weather records – a new record for the highest temperature reliably recorded on earth in Death Valley this summer, the most land scorched in a single year during the Californian wildfires and now the…
    - 21 days ago 12 Nov 20, 11:30am -
  • UK sees fifth wettest October since 1862
    One thing for certain is that October 2020 will be remembered for being exceptionally wet for some areas of the UK. The unsettled weather following Storm Alex brought enough rain on 3rd October to make it the wettest day on record for UK-ave…
    - 30 days ago 3 Nov 20, 4:08pm -
  • State of the African Climate update and the importance of climate services
    Every year the World Metrological Organization (WMO) publishes a range of reports examining the latest evidence on different meteorological and climatological factors. This year, a group of international specialists has produced a report specifically…
    - 36 days ago 28 Oct 20, 2:08pm -
  • Rainfall on UK’s wettest day on record could have more than filled Loch Ness
    Saturday 3 October 2020 is now the wettest day on record since 1891 for UK-wide rainfall. It received the greatest rainfall in any single day averaged out across the UK, beating the previous record on the 25 August 1986. Dr … Continue reading →
    - 48 days ago 15 Oct 20, 11:05pm -
  • Climate projections show extreme UK’s weather will become even more extreme
    “The UK’s set of climate projections are the best window we have on how climate change is likely to affect us out to the end of the century,” said Professor Jason Lowe OBE*, the lead for UKCP – the UK’s … Continue reading →
    - 52 days ago 12 Oct 20, 2:21pm -
  • How will La Nina affect our winter weather?
    La Niña is now present in the tropical Pacific and forecasters are suggesting these conditions will continue throughout the winter months.   La Niña is one of the three phases of the phenomenon known as the El Niño-Southern Osc…
    - 52 days ago 12 Oct 20, 10:18am -
  • Weather Statistics for September
    Looking back at September as a whole it turned out to be a fairly average month, although there were a few notable events. For the first time in 4 years we saw temperatures reach 30 degrees and a few long … Continue reading →
    - 63 days ago 1 Oct 20, 3:52pm -
  • Storm Alex, so why not Storm Aiden?
    Many media outlets have been reporting that ‘Storm Aiden’ will batter Britain with strong winds and heavy rain this weekend.  Over the last few days, weather forecasting computers – known as Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models – have b…
    - 65 days ago 29 Sep 20, 11:34am -