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Antarctica’s sea ice sets all-time record for second day in row – how high can it go?

UPDATE as of 9/21/14, 9:58 am: When I posted this the headline the other day with the words “how high can it go” I didn’t imagine that we would see the ice flirt with the 17 million square kilometer threshold, but … Continue reading

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Were there Signs of Cooling? Yes, There Were

South Dakota’s earliest-ever recorded snowfall today is the kind of lovely weather morsel that both sides of the climate debate have been feasting on for decades. “It’s hot!” one side yells. “It’s cold!” the other side yells. “It’s getting hotter!” the warm … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Hibernate

If one thing became clear during the recent cold snap, it was that people would sort of, kind of like to learn more about meteorology. Even Al Roker seemed interested, with his (fully inaccurate, but whatever) talk of winter hurricanes. In … Continue reading

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This Is What’s Happening

This is what’s happening: Global sea ice just had its best year, basically a full calendar year with a zero-anomaly, since 2004. Scientists told us that global warming was accelerating at the poles, through the polar amplification process. Part of … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Consider Global Cooling Yet?

You heard the words at a cocktail party — “global cooling?” — usually with the rising, sing-song intonation of disbelief, so the speaker could get credit for knowing about the phenomenon if, shockingly, it ever came to pass and none … Continue reading

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Thoughts on fall

From today’s Providence Journal, my ode to autumn … That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold Bare ruined choirs where late … Continue reading

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Did a 2006 Arctic “Heat Wave” Largely Cause 2007’s Sea Ice Melt?

In terms of the mechanisms restricting ice melt this season, to the extent that they have anything to do with air temperature, a cool Arctic above 80N basically means an absence of overrunning air from southern latitudes. Pretty much every temp spike up there is simply a wind spike — from the south. While warm sea water incursions probably matter significantly more than air temps when it comes to sea ice melt, air temps do for sure matter, too. As an example, maybe the best example: I don’t believe that 2007’s then-record melt could have taken place without a prolonged high-Arctic warming, wind-generated without doubt, during the first months of 2006.

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Did That Canary Just Flutter Its Wings?

The year you’re living in, 2013, may be the year that it happened. What is it? It is the onset of global cooling. How dare I make such a mental leap? How dare I not would be an equally good … Continue reading

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Old Time New England Winter

I live in a historic part of a historic New England town: East Greenwich, Rhode Island, to be precise. It’s tough to walk five minutes in any direction here without running across a cemetery or two with graves from two … Continue reading

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New York Times Sets Bar Just a Little Higher for Climate Misinformation

Sunday, January 20, 11:43 a.m. EST, update: Andy Revkin kindly took the time to make sure the right set of eyes fell on a third letter I wrote, and the Times has fixed the piece and issued a formal correction. … Continue reading

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