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Silent Night

Australia has endured its hottest day ever recorded, as hundreds of violent bushfires continue to rage across the country.

Global Warming Comes to Your Town

Like most people, I live on land, not at sea. I even live in the northern hemisphere. Global warming isn’t the same everywhere. In particular, it’s happening faster on land areas than over the oceans. While the globe as a … Continue reading

The 5 Most Important Data Sets of Climate Science

Back in July of 2008 Stefan Rahmstorf gave a presentation to the Arctic Expedition for Climate Action about “The 5 Most Important Data Sets of Climate Science.” You might disagree with his choice of “5 most important,” I might disagree … Continue reading

Sea Ice: the Truth, the Bad, and the Ugly

One of the clearest signs of global warming is the disappearance of sea ice in polar regions, so dramatic that people actually take notice — and not just the people who live in the Arctic. Climate deniers don’t want you … Continue reading

Global Warming *** New Rules ***

NEW RULE: Adults need to stop catering to whiny babies. At the recent G7 conference, responsible world leaders from major economies got even more serious about climate change. Funny how adults want to protect their kids, and everybody else’s kids … Continue reading

Understanding Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is complicated. But some people think its future course is oh so simple, and the recent visit by a certain Mr. Wakefield showed just how determined he is to stick with what I call the “simpleton’s view.”

Hammering the Trend

I tend to hammer away at the concept of trend. Like many, I’m especially interested in whether, and if so when, trends have changed.


Some make light of the fact that the Japanese have announced the CO2 level at their Antarctic station (Syowa) exceeded 400 ppmv (part per million by volume) this year.

State of the Climate: Earth’s Temperature

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” That now-famous saying is often attributed to Mark Twain, but in reality he only popularized it when, in a public lecture, he quoted its originator: his friend and sometime … Continue reading

Don’t like scientific discoveries? Stop science.

Wikipedia describes the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) as the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. It has a proud tradition, not only of industrial research, but of science for the public good, and quality science … Continue reading