Okay, we really need a topic change around here and I have about 40,000 (or is it 40??) tabs open in Firefox waiting to spark a conversation. Some are months old news now, somewhat more than stale. That gives you all an indication of the gap between my intentions and my performance these days….I have an hour before my travels back to Czech Republic begin, and I will be out of contact for a couple of days, I think the time is now.
So, lets just do a bit of a topic dump and see what catches on.
India is building a wall along its border with Bangledesh. I wonder how people who consider the prospect of slowly retreating from a rising sea level no big deal file that kind of factoid?
This summer, Russia delivered a tanker of natural gas to asia via the North West Passage.
Fool Me Once came out with another excellent video presentation.
The WMO had an interesting essay putting the recent extreme weather events in Russia and Pakistan in context. I don’t think the Pakistani flooding was even over at that time.
NASA GISS put up a page in July describing the anomalies. There is a graph of the moving 12 month mean which shows we hit new records several months in a row and if we were not arbitraily defining a year as Jan-Dec there would perhaps be a bit less of the “no warming for 15 years” crap. More on that from the Wonk Room and NOAA.
Back to last summer’s records, Jeff Masters and Weather Underground had many interesting things to say. See this as well especially the graphic placing recent Russian heat waves against the probability distribution you would get if things were normal (they aren’t).
Things Break had an interesting visualization of the strange balance CNN chose to present when covering a new study laying out 11 indicators of a warming world.
Despite the aforementioned “no warming for 15 years” meme, NOAA tells us the last decade was the warmest on record.
Check out a very meaty climate assessment, again from NOAA.
Here is an amazing photo of a shocking fish kill event that at the time some suspected was related to the BP oil spill. Does anyone know more about that?
And look at that! My tabs are down to the the handful I always have open! That should be enough for everyone to chew over for the next few days, play nice while I’m gone and remeber 3 links in one comment land you in moderation.