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HMS Challenger Expedition (1872 to 1876) — The Greatest Scientific Venture of the 18th and 19th Century

By Oceans, Uncategorized

HMS Challenger Expedition gave us exceptional baseline data for 21st century ocean warming evaluation. Average global ocean temperature change is  0.59 degrees C. The Royal Society, University of Edinburgh and Mechiston Castle School sponsored the expedition around the globe to explore the deep oceans. Led by Captain George Nares, the expedition is credited with the…

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The Climate Awareness Drought is Over: Time to Change the Tone

By Deniers and Delayers, in-depth and Popular Press, Myths, Policy, Psycho, Uncategorized

The shift in awareness is very encouraging and seems quite likely to be more or less permanent because the number of unprecedented weather events will very likely continue to increase. First published on the Rag Blog Part 1 of a three part series: Part 1: The Climate Awareness Drought is Over: Time to Change the Tone…

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Scientific American Says (Erroneously) Atmospheric Capture Infeasible: Handing a Huge Piece of Pie to the Denying Delayers

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I am talking about climate science business as usual.  As in: classic conservative science. The scientists responsible for this report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences are stuck inside of their science as usual box. This a long a ridiculous debate where the “air capture” of CO2, in the world of industrial…

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The Time Has Come – All of These Ultra Extreme Weather Events ARE Caused by Climate Change

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It is about time that the climate scientists have decided that it is appropriate to start blaming all of these ultra extreme weather events on climate change.  The message is finally beginning to gain broad acceptance in academic circles.  At the Annual American Meteorological Society meeting this year, Kevin Trenberth, one of a handful of…

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A Strong Bout of Natural Cooling in 2008

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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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"World’s last chance to stop climate change before it passes the point of no return." European Environmental Commissioner Stavros Dimas

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I keep telling all my friends, I don’t make this stuff up.  It has deadly serious implications for global society and the continuance of Earth’s environment, and lately, it seems to be coming at us from all sides – just as the popular media has seemingly lost nearly 100% of its attention span. The above…

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