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  • newFebruary Fantasy Redux
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach This is an extension of my previous post entitled “February Fantasy Versus Reality“. Please read that to get the basic ideas. To recap, a study…The post February Fantasy Redux first appeared on Watts Up With Tha…
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  • newIf wishes were horses, we’d all get ponies for Christmas: Geothermal Edition
    "[I]f the Texas drilling industry drilled as many geothermal wells as it currently does oil and gas... the state could run itself off geothermal power by 2027."If wishes were horses, we'd all get ponies for Christmas.The post If wishes were horses,…
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  • newAIs Trained on Climate Models Predict Faster Warming
    Why did they train the AI initially using climate models? Why not ignore the models, and directly use the observations to directly train the AIs?The post AIs Trained on Climate Models Predict Faster Warming first appeared on Watts Up With That?.
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  • newElite Billionaire Foundations Fund Wave of Green Climate Propaganda Flooding into British Schools
    ...flooding into British schools, funded, it would appear, by the dark green money of elite billionaire foundationsThe post Elite Billionaire Foundations Fund Wave of Green Climate Propaganda Flooding into British Schools first appeared on Watts Up…
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  • newIs Freedom of Speech at Risk at the University of Washington?
    UW's Executive Order 31 allows the university "to discipline or take appropriate corrective action for any conduct that is deemed unacceptable or inappropriate, regardless of whether the conduct rises to the level of unlawful discrimination, haras…
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  • newEmperor penguin ESA listing in 2022 used Antarctic sea ice models known to be flawed
    ...ea ice experts now say those old sea ice models are quite useless for predicting future sea ice conditions and have known this for more than a decadeThe post Emperor penguin ESA listing in 2022 used Antarctic sea ice models known to be flawed fir…
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  • Feds push ignorance defense for whale killing by offshore wind development
    We know nothing about it so it must not be happening.The post Feds push ignorance defense for whale killing by offshore wind development first appeared on Watts Up With That?.
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  • Sea Level Rise: Hockey Stick or Roller Coaster?
    ...apparent sea level acceleration may have oscillated about a mean of zero and an amplitude of roughly 0.4 mm/yr/yr.The post Sea Level Rise: Hockey Stick or Roller Coaster? first appeared on Watts Up With That?.
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  • Forget Net Zero: Oil and gas investment needed for another 30 years, BP warns
    The assessment is likely to spark backlash from climate groups and campaigners who argue that investment should be immediately stopped in order to meet net zero goals.The post Forget Net Zero: Oil and gas investment needed for another 30 years, BP …
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  • The Washington Post Gets Iceberg Story Right
    The article goes into detail about the theory and mechanics of the ice shelf and the natural growth of the chasm that eventually caused a split—in part due to the growth of the ice shelf itself.The post The Washington Post Gets Iceberg Story Rig…
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Roy Spencer

  • newUAH Global Temperature Update for January, 2023: -0.04 deg. C
    The Version 6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for January 2023 was -0.04 deg. C departure from the 1991-2020 mean. This is down from the December 2022 anomaly of +0.05 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 no…
    - 10 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 3:01pm -
  • Urbanization Effects on GHCN Temperature Trends, Part I: The Urbanization Characteristics of the GHCN Stations
    I’ve previously posted a variety of articles (e.g. here and here) where I address the evidence that land surface temperature trends from existing homogenized datasets have some level of spurious warming due to urban heat island (UHI) effects. While…
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  • UAH Global Temperature Update: 2022 was the 7th Warmest of 44-Year Satellite Record
    December of 2022 finished the year with a global tropospheric temperature anomaly of +0.05 deg. C above the 1991-2020 average, which was down from the November value of +0.17 deg. C. The average anomaly for the year was +0.174 deg. C, making 2022 the…
    - 29 days ago 3 Jan 23, 1:02pm -
  • A reminder on commenting here…
    … if you haven’t had a comment approved here before, I will need to approve your first one. Then your comments should be approved automatically after that. Sometimes I get busy and won’t check for several days, but I will try to check once or t…
    - 41 days ago 22 Dec 22, 6:00pm -
  • Climate Sensitivity from 1970-2021 Warming Estimates
    In response to reviewers’ comments on a paper John Christy and I submitted regarding the impact of El Nino and La Nina on climate sensitivity estimates, I decided to change the focus enough to require a total re-write of the paper. The paper now ad…
    - 44 days ago 19 Dec 22, 2:39pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for November, 2022: +0.17 deg. C
    Sorry for the late posting of the global temperature update, I’ve been busy responding to reviewers of one of our papers for publication. The Version 6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for November 2022 was +0.17 deg. C de…
    - 58 days ago 6 Dec 22, 12:31pm -
  • An Apology to Willis Eschenbach
    It has been brought to my attention that I owe Willis Eschenbach an apology, based upon a comment I made on my blog: “I’ve previously commented on Willis thermostat hypothesis of climate system regulation, which Willis never mentioned was origina…
    - 70 days ago 24 Nov 22, 10:55am -
  • Canadian Summer Urban Heat Island Effects: Some Results in Alberta
    Summary Comparison of rural with urban temperature monitoring sites across Canada during the summers of 1978-2022 shows the expected average nighttime warm bias in urban areas, with a weaker daytime effect. When applied to the Landsat imagery-based d…
    - 74 days ago 19 Nov 22, 1:18pm -
  • A Thank You to My Donors
    I’d like to thank everyone who has stepped up and made donations here after Google decided to de-monetize my web site. Your monthly donations have added up to more that what I brought in with Google’s Adsense program, and I am very grateful! Y’…
    - 83 days ago 10 Nov 22, 5:10pm -
  • The Warming that Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas
    Now that I’m back to researching the surface air temperature record and the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, I decided to revisit the temperatures in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s been over 8 years since I posted about Las Vegas being the poster child f…
    - 83 days ago 10 Nov 22, 4:47pm -

Reddit Weather Feed

American Meteorological Society

University of Reading

  • How On Earth Do We Measure Photosynthesis?
    By: Natalie Douglas Photosynthesis is a biological process that removes carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere and is therefore a key process in determining the amount of climate change. So, how do we measure it so … Continue re…
    - 3 days ago 30 Jan 23, 5:11am -
  • Using ChatGPT in Atmospheric Science
    By: Mark Muetzelfeldt ChatGPT is amazing. Seriously. Go try it: chat.openai.com/chat. So what is it? It is an artificial intelligence language model that has been trained on vast amounts of data, turning this into an internal representation of the s…
    - 10 days ago 23 Jan 23, 5:45am -
  • Tiny Particles, Big Impact?
    By Laura Wilcox Aerosols are tiny particles or liquid droplets suspended in the atmosphere. They can be created by human activities, such as burning fossil fuels or clearing land, or have natural sources, such as volcanoes. Depending on their composi…
    - 52 days ago 12 Dec 22, 9:11am -
  • Uncrewed Aircraft for Cloud and Atmospheric Electricity Research
    By: Keri Nicoll The popularity and availability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has led to a surge in their use in many areas, including aerial photography, surveying, search and rescue, and traffic monitoring.  This is also the case for atmosph…
    - 59 days ago 5 Dec 22, 5:02am -
  • Investigating the Dark Caverns of Antarctica

    - 73 days ago 21 Nov 22, 5:31am -
  • Oceanic Influences On Arctic And Antarctic Sea Ice
    By: Jake Aylmer The futures of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice are difficult to pin down in part due to climate model uncertainty. Recent work reveals different ocean behaviours that have a critical impact on sea ice, highlighting a potential … Contin…
    - 80 days ago 14 Nov 22, 5:53am -
  • The Devil Is In The Details, Even Below Zero
    By: Ivo Pasmans  An anniversary is coming up in the family and I had decided to create a digital photo collage. In the process I was scanning a youth photo and noticed that the scan looked a lot less refined … Continue reading →
    - 87 days ago 7 Nov 22, 5:38am -
  • Outlook For The Upcoming UK Winter
    By: Christopher O’Reilly In this post I discuss the outlook for the 2022/23 winter from a UK perspective: what do the forecasts predict and what physical drivers might influence the upcoming winter?  An important winter  The price of utilities ha…
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  • Weather vs. Climate Prediction
    By: Annika Reintges Imagine you are planning a birthday party in 2 weeks. You might check the weather forecast for that date to decide whether you can gather outside for a barbeque, or whether you should reserve a table in … Continue reading →
    - 12 Sep 22, 5:26am -
  • Monitoring Climate Change From Space
    Richard Allan It’s never been more crucial to undertake a full medical check-up for planet Earth, and satellite instruments provide an essential technological tool for monitoring the pace of climate change, the driving forces and the impacts on soc…
    - 5 Sep 22, 5:10am -

Met Office

  • newWill there be a Beast from the East or not?
    The indications are that we could see some colder weather next week, but how cold and are we facing another Beast from the East? It looks like we will start to see a change from the current mild conditions to … Continue reading →
    - 9 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 4:13pm -
  • newJanuary a month of two halves for UK weather 
    2023 has started with a January of marked contrasts, which has resulted in overall near-average figures for many of the UK’s weather statistics.   According to provisional Met Office figures, the one relatively consistent visitor was sunshine with…
    - 12 hours ago 1 Feb 23, 12:48pm -
  • How do climate change, air quality and our health interact?
    In this latest blog on our January climate theme of health, we explore the links between climate, air quality and our health. This blog has been written by Met Office scientists Steven Turnock, Fiona O’Connor, Paul Agnew and Matthew Hort. … Conti…
    - 5 days ago 27 Jan 23, 1:50pm -
  • Has there been a Sudden Stratospheric Warming – and what does that mean for our weather?
    You may have heard speculation about a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) and that a ‘Beast from the East’ is on the way with freezing conditions and widespread snow. Is there any truth behind the headlines and what can we say … Continue readin…
    - 6 days ago 26 Jan 23, 2:12pm -
  • How does humidity affect health?
    Not so long ago, we might have looked forward to a heatwave, particularly here in the UK – a chance to enjoy the sunshine and balmy evenings.  Heatwaves, however, can cause a range of health problems. If you cannot find … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago 24 Jan 23, 1:43pm -
  • An awe-inspiring visit to AmazonFACE
    A landmark experiment is taking place in the Amazon Rainforest. Misha Khan from the Met Office International team explains what AmazonFACE is; why it’s so important and what it was like to visit the experiment site. At the beginning of … Continue…
    - 13 days ago 20 Jan 23, 10:53am -
  • Staying on track in summer heat and winter chills 
    The weather impacting travel plans isn’t anything new. But for the UK’s railways, our varied and changing climate introduces additional challenges.   A changing climate increases the frequency of severe weather events. Warmer air can hold more…
    - 14 days ago 18 Jan 23, 1:56pm -
  • The temperate rainforests of Dartmoor
    Last week, Dr Debbie Hemming, Scientific Manager of the Met Office Vegetation-Climate Interactions (VCI) group, took part in filming and podcast recording for the Sky Climate Show on the subject of temperate rainforests. Here, Debbie explains why she…
    - 16 days ago 16 Jan 23, 2:21pm -
  • Changing climate brings impacts for hay fever sufferers 
    For this month’s climate theme, we are focusing on health. In this blog post, we’re discussing pollen, the impacts that it can cause for hay fever sufferers, and whether a changing climate will influence pollen levels throughout the year.   Pol…
    - 19 days ago 13 Jan 23, 2:46pm -
  • Heat in cities – the health impacts of a changing climate
    Health is already impacted by the weather, with heat in particular causing heat-related illnesses, exacerbating existing heath conditions and excess deaths. In a changing climate, these impacts can be expected to increase. Urban areas are particularl…
    - 23 days ago 10 Jan 23, 11:00am -