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RealClimate was registered by the organisation: Environmental Media Services which appears to be funded by George Soros. The site describes itself as "a commentary site on climate by academics for the interested public and journalists and says it aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary."

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Real Climate: A report from the European Meteorological Society’s annual meeting 2018

If you want to make a difference as a scientist, you need to make sure that people understand the importance of your work. Conferences give you one opportunity to explain what you’ve found out. I sometimes wonder if the value of attending conferences is sufficiently appreciated. You can save time getting an overview over your […]

2018-09-07 17:13   Click to comment

Real Climate: Forced responses: Sep 2018

This thread is the bimonthly open thread for discussion of climate solutions. A good starting point might be this clear description from Glen Peters on the feasibility of staying below 2ºC. Please stick to substantive points and refrain from attacking other commenters (as opposed to their ideas). The open thread for climate science issues is […]

2018-09-03 12:39   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: Sep 2018

This month’s open thread on climate science topics. We are well into Arctic melt season (so keep track of Neven’s Arctic Sea Ice blog for more info). Another link is the NY Times Daily podcast on the interesting-yet-flawed NYTimes Magazine “Losing Earth” piece (which is useful if you didn’t get around to finishing the written […]

2018-09-03 12:36   Click to comment

Real Climate: Are the heatwaves caused by climate change? 

I get a lot of questions about the connection between heatwaves and climate change these days. Particularly about the heatwave that has affected northern Europe this summer. If you live in Japan, South Korea, California, Spain, or Canada, you may have asked the same question. The raindrop analogy However, the question is inaccurate and I

2018-08-09 16:17   Click to comment

Real Climate: Musing about Losing Earth

The NY Times Magazine has a special issue this weekend on climate change. The main article is “Losing the Earth” by Nathaniel Rich, is premised on the idea that in the period 1979 to 1989 when we basically knew everything we needed to know that climate change was a risk, and the politics had not

2018-08-04 17:53   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: Aug 2018

This month’s open thread for climate science issues.

2018-08-02 13:06   Click to comment

Real Climate: Does a slow AMOC increase the rate of global warming?

Established understanding of the AMOC (sometimes popularly called Gulf Stream System) says that a weaker AMOC leads to a slightly cooler global mean surface temperature due to changes in ocean heat storage. But now, a new paper in Nature claims the opposite and even predicts a phase of rapid global warming. What’s the story? By

2018-07-18 19:34   Click to comment

Real Climate: Model Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all models are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creators with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are a DOI, Runability and Inclusion in the CMIP ensemble mean. Well, not quite. But it is Independence Day in the US, and coincidentally there is a new

2018-07-04 15:48   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: July 2018

This month’s open thread for climate science related topics. The climate policy open thread is here.

2018-07-02 00:35   Click to comment

Real Climate: Forced Responses: Jul 2018

Open thread for climate policy and responses.

2018-07-02 00:34   Click to comment

Real Climate: 30 years after Hansen’s testimony

“The greenhouse effect is here.” – Jim Hansen, 23rd June 1988, Senate Testimony The first transient climate projections using GCMs are 30 years old this year, and they have stood up remarkably well. We’ve looked at the skill in the (pdf) simulations before (back in 2008), and we said at the time that the simulations

2018-06-22 04:51   Click to comment

Real Climate: Will climate change bring benefits from reduced cold-related mortality? Insights from the latest epidemiological research

Guest post by Veronika Huber Climate skeptics sometimes like to claim that although global warming will lead to more deaths from heat, it will overall save lives due to fewer deaths from cold. But is this true? Epidemiological studies suggest the opposite. Mortality statistics generally show a distinct seasonality. More people die in the colder

2018-06-11 14:35   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: June 2018

This month’s open thread. We know people like to go off on tangents, but last month’s thread went too far. There aren’t many places to discuss climate science topics intelligently, so please stay focused on those.

2018-06-02 11:13   Click to comment

Real Climate: Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger?

By Stefan Rahmstorf, Kerry Emanuel, Mike Mann and Jim Kossin Friday marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will be watched with interest after last year’s season broke a number of records and e.g. devastated Puerto Rico’s power grid, causing serious problems that persist today. One of us (Mike) is part of

2018-05-30 13:27   Click to comment

Real Climate: If you doubt that the AMOC has weakened, read this

A few weeks ago, we’ve argued in a paper in Nature that the Atlantic overturning circulation (sometimes popularly dubbed the Gulf Stream System) has weakened significantly since the late 19th Century, with most of the decline happening since the mid-20th Century. We have since received much praise for our study from colleagues around the world

2018-05-28 11:14   Click to comment

Real Climate: Transparency in climate science

Good thing? Of course.* I was invited to give a short presentation to a committee at the National Academies last week on issues of reproducibility and replicability in climate science for a report they have been asked to prepare by Congress. My slides give a brief overview of the points I made, but basically the

2018-05-12 18:08   Click to comment

Real Climate: Climate indicators

The climate system is complex, and a complete description of its state would require huge amounts of data. However, it is possible to keep track of its conditions through summary statistics. There are some nice resources which give an overview of a number for climate indicators. Some examples include NASA and The Climate Reality Project. The

2018-05-06 14:21   Click to comment

Real Climate: Forced Responses: May 2018

The bimonthly open thread focused on climate solutions, mitigation and adaptation. Please keep this focused.

2018-05-05 02:51   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: May 2018

This month’s (slightly delayed) open thread on climate science topics.

2018-05-05 02:47   Click to comment

Real Climate: Nenana Ice Classic 2018

Another year, another ice out date. As in previous years, here’s an update of the Nenana Ice Classic time series (raw date, and then with a small adjustment for the calendrical variations in ‘spring’). One time series doesn’t prove much, but this is of course part of a much larger archive of phenomenological climate-related data

2018-05-02 02:38   Click to comment

Real Climate: The Alsup Aftermath

The presentations from the Climate Science tutorial last month have all been posted (links below), and Myles Allen (the first presenter for the plaintiffs) gives his impression of the events. Guest Commentary by Myles Allen A few weeks ago, I had an unusual — and challenging — assignment: providing a one-hour “tutorial” on the basic

2018-04-25 12:23   Click to comment

Real Climate: The Silurian Hypothesis

One of the benefits of working for NASA is that the enormous range of science the agency covers – from satellite records for the present day, to exoplanet climates, from early Mars and deep time on Earth to the far future – and the opportunity to think ‘big’. This week sees the publication of a

2018-04-17 14:42   Click to comment

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