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7 June 2009

Another Climate Myth, Long Dead, is Finally Buried

One of the most frequent myths I hear about climate is that the “satellites show cooling”. This myth lingers on in spite of the fact that the initial discrepancies have been reconciled. Don’t just trust me on this, read the report from the U.S. Climate Change Science program: There has been a lot of interest in satellite measurements of the troposphere because most climate models show it should warm significantly, and perhaps …


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5 June 2009

The Big Melt Speeds Up in The Big White Quiet

I’m very lucky to be one of the few people on this planet who has spent time well north of the Arctic Circle. There is a big difference between seeing the High Arctic on the Discovery Channel, and actually being there. People have asked me what it was like and I tell them what surprised me most wasn’t the fact that it never got dark, and that you could see the sun in …


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3 June 2009

How to Make your Local Meteorologist Very Happy (updated)

The title of this may confuse you, and believe it or not, to accomplish it, you have to do nothing at all! However, you would make your local weather geek even happier if you would type the words hoax into your email app. and hit send! Let me explain. I get hundreds of emails a week/sometimes each day. I try to answer as many as I can, but I and …


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2 June 2009

Tennessee Burger King Serves Up A Whopper on Climate Change

Well it seems that the franchise owner of a bunch of Burger King’s and Popeyes Fried Chicken outlets in Tennessee and Arkansas, has a secret life as a climate scientist. I spotted this in the UK Guardian this morning. Click the image for the article. Amazing. Why am I not shocked.


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1 June 2009

Air France 447- Was it a Storm?

The first thing I did when I got into work today was to grab a satellite image of the mid Atlantic around 3 am GMT. This is around the time that contact was lost with the Air France flight 447. The plane disappeared while crossing a band of thunderstorms that meteorologists call the ITCZ. That stands for Inter- tropical Convergence Zone. This is a semi permanent feature that tracks north …


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