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December 2009

A Strong Bout of Natural Cooling in 2008

By Uncategorized

The authors make it clear that 2008 was a year that reflected strong cooling across North America but not unusual in the least, at least from a climatological standpoint.  Many people out there, including many weather people on television seem to think there is something special about the relatively cold temperatures that we are having….

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Our Beaches are in Peril

By Sea Level Rise

Remember those new, really fabulous gravity satellites called GRACE? (For more about Grace see the essay Antarctic Paradox on this site http://www.meltonengineering.com/Mythbusters/Antarctic%20Paradox.pdf) Velicogna, Increasing rates of ice mass loss from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets revealed b y GRACE, Geophysical Research Letters, October 2009

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The Psychology of Climate Crisis Denial

By Deniers and Delayers

Irrefutable and unequivocally are two very exact words that have been used by the most authoritative bodies of science to qualify the validity, current impacts and dangerous planetary risks associated with the climate crisis. The debate over causation was over in the 20th Century. What is the deal? There have been an increasing number of…

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Thanks to the Radical Climate Skeptics

By Psycho

The latest Pew Center poll shows an extraordinary change in public understanding.  It’s like two decades of climate science has been flushed down the toilet.  All of a sudden, 14% of Americans have decided that what they understood last spring is now hooey. Those in the U.S. who choose not to believe in science are…

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Have Begun Its Collapse

By West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA, UK Abstract: Recent observations of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet document rapid changes in the mass balance of its component glaciers. These observations raise the question of whether changing climatic conditions have triggered a dynamical instability…

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