Climate and weather

Category archives for Climate and weather

… may or may not form over the next several days. There is a disturbance that has a 60% chance of forming into a tropical storm some time between now and the middle of next week. This will head out to the wet and not menace the US mainland, as is typical (but not inevitable)…

Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Colin

Update Monday June 6 AM: TropicalStorm Colin is heading for Florida. The disturbance first noted a few days ago east of the Yucatan has moved across the mainland, into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and with the relatively warm sea surfaces there as a source of inspiration, turned into Colin, a tropical storm. Colin is…

Mark Steyn’s Latest Trick

UPSATE. The motion has been denied. Rather hilariously, bt the way. Professor Michael Mann vs. Shock Jock Mark Steyn You all know about the libel suit filed by Professor Michael Mann against Canadian right wing radio shock jock Mark Steyn. Steyn made apparently libelous comments linking Mann, who is widely regarded as the worlds top…

Trending wetter with time: weather never moves in a straight line, but data from NOAA NCDC shows a steady increase in the percentage of the USA experiencing extreme 1-day rainfall amounts since the first half of the 20th century. Photograph: NOAA NCDC My Apology to Paul Douglas I admit that I do a lot of…

This is a press release that just came across my desk that I thought would be of interest to you. High-drama at low-key follow up to UN Climate Change Agreement in Paris Bonn, Germany – United Nations climate change negotiations today concluded their first session since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December last…

Friday, May 27, 11 AM cst The probability of this disturbance turning into a tropical storm has been upgraded to 90%, and this transformation is expected to happen some time this evening or on Saturday. Once that happens, the NWS will probably start issuing maps and probability information for where the storm will go and…

Atlantic Hurricane Names: 2016

With Hurricane Season starting in a few days, I thought I’d post a list of the names that will be used this year. Alex Bonnie Colin Danielle Earl Fiona Gaston Hermine Ian Julia Karl Lisa Matthew Nicole Otto Paula Richard Shary Tobias Virginie Walter Alex, of course, was already used as a name, since a…

A cure is found for CCDD

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Sea levels are going to rise The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere directly and indirectly determines the sea level. The more CO2 the higher the sea level. The details matter, the mechanism is complex, and as CO2 levels change, it takes an unknown amount of time for the sea level to catch…

I’ve got a new post up at 10,000 Birds on a study looking at changing populations of several hundred common species of birds in Europe and North America (mainly the US). The two subcontinents exhibit dramatically different patterns, as shown in the enigmatic graph above. Go to the post to unravel this intriguing mystery!