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  • Canada is Warming at Only 1/2 the Rate of Climate Model Simulations
    As part of my Jan. 19 presentation for Friends of Science about there being no climate emergency, I also examined surface temperature in Canada to see how much warming there has been compared to climate models. Canada has huge year-to-year variabilit…
    - 5 days ago 21 Jan 21, 6:51pm -
  • This Tuesday, Jan. 19: My Friends of Science Society Livestream Talk: ‘Why There Is No Climate Emergency’
    On Tuesday evening, January 19, at 8 p.m. CST there will be a 30 minute livestream presentation where I cover the most important reasons why there is no climate emergency. I just reviewed the video and I am very satisfied with it. In only 1/2 hour I…
    - 11 days ago 15 Jan 21, 4:51pm -
  • No, Roy Spencer is not a climate “denier”
    Yesterday, the New York Times and other media outlets repeated the falsehood that I am a climate “denier”. I usually ignore such potentially libelous statements, otherwise I’d be defending myself every week. So, to set the record straight, here…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jan 21, 3:19pm -
  • At the White House, the Purge of Skeptics Has Started
    Dr. David Legates has been Fired by White House OSTP Director and Trump Science Advisor, Kelvin Droegemeier President Donald Trump has been sympathetic with the climate skeptics’ position, which is that there is no climate crisis, and that all curr…
    - 13 days ago 12 Jan 21, 10:12pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for December 2020: +0.27 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December, 2020 was +0.27 deg. C, down substantially from the November, 2020 value of +0.53 deg. C.For comparison, the CDAS global surface temperature anomaly for the last…
    - 24 days ago 2 Jan 21, 2:37pm -
  • 500 Years of Global SST Variations from a 1D Forcing-Feedback Model
    As part of a DOE contract John Christy and I have, we are using satellite data to examine climate model behavior. One of the problems I’ve been interested in is the effect of El Nino and La Nina (ENSO) on our understanding of human-caused climate c…
    - 46 days ago 11 Dec 20, 4:22pm -
  • 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 78 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…
    - 85 days ago 2 Nov 20, 1:53pm -

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American Meteorological Society

University of Reading

  • What’s that data? Why and how the geoscientific community is forging metadata standards.
    By Sadie Bartholomew Part I: Why Earth science is a data-driven endeavour. Advanced simulations of the Earth system, whose configurations are themselves complex controlled data, churn out petabytes of analysis datasets whilst raw data from in-situ an…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jan 21, 6:42am -
  • All I want for Christmas is some PV maps…
    By: Ben Harvey For many years, the department webpages have hosted real-time plots of large-scale atmospheric conditions based on operational ECMWF analysis data. Over the last few months we’ve been revamping them with a new webpage and higher-reso…
    - 36 days ago 21 Dec 20, 6:30am -
  • Here comes the rain again…
    By: Natalie Harvey British people are well renowned for their obsession for talking about the weather. This is partly because it is a “safe” topic for conversation and partly because it is really fascinating! This is especially true in the … Co…
    - 43 days ago 14 Dec 20, 6:00am -
  • Improving Hydrological Predictions Of Land System Models
    By: Thibault Hallouin Given the existence of feedbacks between the Earth’s atmosphere and the Earth’s surface, hydrological knowledge (e.g. soil moisture and open water available for evaporation and plant transpiration) is as critical to atmosphe…
    - 50 days ago 7 Dec 20, 5:51am -
  • Does working from home help to reduce climate change?
    By: Helen Dacre During a recent conversation about working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic a friend asked me ‘Given that I no longer commute to work in my car every day, will that help to reduce climate change?’  The … Continue reading…
    - 64 days ago 23 Nov 20, 5:12am -
  • Sources of rainfall over East Asia
    By: Liang Guo The East Asian monsoon causes intense rainfall over China, Japan and the Koreas every summer, and a cold, dry season every winter. This is driven by thermal and dynamical contrasts between the vast Pacific Ocean and the … Continue rea…
    - 78 days ago 9 Nov 20, 5:45am -
  • Tropical rainfall and sea surface temperature link could improve forecasts
    By: Chris Holloway  and the University of Reading Press Office.  Tropical rainfall, averaged on seasonal time scales, is influenced far more strongly by nearby sea temperatures in the real world than in almost all climate simulations, scientists ha…
    - 85 days ago 2 Nov 20, 5:45am -
  • The Core-cloak Convection Model
    By: Jian-Feng Gu Moist convection plays a fundamental role in large-scale circulations and climate, ranging from cumulus clouds smaller than 100m to organized weather systems of several thousands of kilometers. Limited by their grid spacing, numerica…
    - 92 days ago 26 Oct 20, 5:15am -
  • People are in the cities – how could we provide the weather climate information they need?
    By: Sue Grimmond Climate services provide climate information to help individuals and organizations make climate smart decisions. Climate services work by integrating high quality meteorological data (temperature, rainfall, wind, soil moisture and o…
    - 99 days ago 19 Oct 20, 5:16am -
  • Large and irreversible future decline of the Greenland ice-sheet

    - 12 Oct 20, 5:09am -

Met Office

  • Why the beast from the east is unlikely to roar.
    A sudden stratospheric warming high in the atmosphere early in January has led to reports a so called ‘Beast from the East’ is heading our way and speculation of extreme cold weather to come. A sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) sees … Continue…
    - 12 days ago 14 Jan 21, 2:58pm -
  • Fingerprints of climate change on UK weather in 2020
    2020 was a remarkable year for our climate, with the year being the UK’s third warmest, sixth wettest and eighth sunniest in the UK national series, extending back to 1884, 1862 and 1919, respectively. An attribution study looking at the … Contin…
    - 14 days ago 12 Jan 21, 12:31pm -
  • New year begins with a sudden stratospheric warming
    Meteorologists are already able to note a significant atmospheric observation in their 2021 diaries with the beginning of a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW), which started over the weekend – this was forecast last week. A SSW sees cold air descen…
    - 21 days ago 5 Jan 21, 1:48pm -
  • Opposing forces battle for winter supremacy
    The second half of December has seen dramatic swings between different weather patterns. Storm Bella brought strong winds and flooding, while the current flow of air from the north is bringing colder conditions with ice and some snow across the … C…
    - 27 days ago 30 Dec 20, 4:35pm -
  • A 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 →
    - 55 days 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…
    - 74 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 84 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…
    - 90 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 →
    - 15 Oct 20, 11:05pm -