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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: Alpine glaciers: Another decade of loss

Guest Commentary by Mauri Pelto (Nichols College) Preliminary data reported from the reference glaciers of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) in 2018 from Argentina, Austria, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and United States indicate that 2018 will be the 30th consecutive year of significant negative annual balance (> -200mm);…

2019-03-25 20:15   Click to comment

Real Climate: The Crank Shaft

This is a thread for collecting the oddball theories, tinfoil hat level conspiracies and other climate-related nonsense in the comments that would otherwise derail substantive discussion. Keeping them all in one spot might be of interest to future researchers.

2019-03-12 00:11   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Mar 2019

This month’s open thread on climate science topics.

2019-03-03 12:11   Click to comment

Real Climate: The best case for worst case scenarios

The “end of the world” or “good for you” are the two least likely among the spectrum of potential outcomes. Stephen Schneider Scientists have been looking at best, middling and worst case scenarios for anthropogenic climate change for decades. For instance, himself took a turn back in 2009. And others have postulated both far more […]

2019-02-27 03:42   Click to comment

Real Climate: Update day

So Wednesday was temperature series update day. The HadCRUT4, NOAA NCEI and GISTEMP time-series were all updated through to the end of 2018 (slightly delayed by the federal government shutdown). Berkeley Earth and the MSU satellite datasets were updated a couple of weeks ago. And that means that everyone gets to add a single additional […]

2019-02-08 03:54   Click to comment

Real Climate: Forced Responses: Feb 2019

A bimonthly thread on societal responses to climate change. Note that there is another open thread for climate science topics. Please stick to specifics as opposed to arguments about ethics, politics or morality in general.

2019-02-02 02:52   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Feb 2019

This month’s open thread for climate science discussions.

2019-02-02 02:41   Click to comment

Real Climate: What the 2018 climate assessments say about the Gulf Stream System slowdown

Last year, twenty thousand peer reviewed studies on ‘climate change’ were published. No single person can keep track of all those – you’d have to read 55 papers every single day. (And, by the way, that huge mass of publications is why climate deniers will always find something to cherry-pick that suits their agenda.) That […]

2019-01-28 12:52   Click to comment

Real Climate: New Ocean Heat Content Histories

Guest commentary from Laure Zanna (U. Oxford) and G. Jake Gebbie (WHOI) Two recent papers, (hereafter ZKGIH19) and (hereafter GH19), independently reconstructed ocean heat content (OHC) changes prior to the instrumentally-based records (which start ~1950). The goals (and methodologies) of the two papers were quite different – ZKGIH19 investigated regional patterns of ocean warming and […]

2019-01-23 16:21   Click to comment

Real Climate: The Climate Scientists are Alright

Guest commentary from Eric Guilyardi (IPSL) and Valérie Masson-Delmotte (IPSL/IPCC) [This is a translation of an article in Le Monde (Jan 11).] In recent weeks in France, there has been a profusion of articles about the “climate scientist blues” (Le Monde 21/Dec, JDD 9/Dec, France Info 26/Sep), which has apparently affecting them “scientifically”. This follows […]

2019-01-22 20:50   Click to comment

Real Climate: Decluttering

Given some unexpected down time this month (and maybe next month too!), I’ve been trying to go through key old posts on this site. The basic idea is to update links to other sites, references and figures that over the years have died (site domains that were abandoned, site redesigns, deliberate deletions etc.). Most notably, […]

2019-01-21 15:57   Click to comment

Real Climate: NOAA-thing burger officially confirmed

Back in February 2017, I wrote about the tediously predictable arc of criticisms of the paper, and in particular the comments of John Bates at Judith Curry’s blog. an initial claim of imperfection spiced up with insinuations of misconduct, coordination with a breathless hyping of the initial claim with ridiculous supposed implications, some sensible responses […]

2019-01-07 03:22   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: Jan 2019

This year’s first open thread on climate science topics. Usual rules apply – and let’s make a particular effort to stay substantive and not devolve into empty bickering (you still have Facebook for that). Any expectations or predictions for climate science in 2019?

2019-01-01 18:11   Click to comment

Real Climate: Let’s check your temperature

The underlying mission of my job is to safeguard lives and property through climate change adaptation based on science. In other words, to help society to prepare itself for risks connected with more extreme rainfall and temperatures. For many people, “climate” may seem to be an abstract concept. I have had many conversations about climate, […]

2018-12-26 11:03   Click to comment

Real Climate: Bending low with Bated breath

“Shall I bend low and in a bondman’s key, With bated breath and whisp’ring humbleness…?” Shylock (Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene 3) As dark nights draw in, the venerable contrarians at the GWPF are still up late commissioning silly pseudo-rebuttals to mainstream science. The latest, which no-one was awaiting with any kind of breath, […]

2018-12-23 03:50   Click to comment

Real Climate: Fall AGU Week 2018

Fall AGU is in Washington DC. Follow #AGU18 for twitter discussions and highlights, and live streaming of keynotes and selected sessions. Use this thread to discuss anything arising from the meeting – or it’s controversies.

2018-12-12 04:57   Click to comment

Real Climate: Scientists: Resolve to Protect Yourself from Harassment in 2019

Guest commentary by Lauren Kurtz The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) protects the scientific endeavor from anti-science attacks. Since our founding in 2011, we’ve assisted hundreds of scientists with issues ranging from invasive open records requests to death threats. As part of this work, our staff will be at the American Geophysical Union Fall […]

2018-12-07 03:24   Click to comment

Real Climate: Forced Responses: Dec 2018

A bimonthly thread for discussions on solutions and responses to climate change. For climate science topics, please comment on the Unforced Variations thread.

2018-12-02 20:42   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Dec 2018

This month’s open thread for climate science topics. Please use the Forced Responses thread for solutions and politics.

2018-12-02 20:42   Click to comment

Real Climate: 4th National Climate Assessment report

In possibly the biggest “Friday night news dump” in climate report history, the long awaited 4th National Climate Assessment (#NCA4) was released today (roughly two weeks earlier than everyone had been expecting). The summaries and FAQ (pdf) are good, and the ClimateNexus briefing is worth reading too. The basic picture is utterly unsurprising, but the […]

2018-11-24 00:26   Click to comment

Real Climate: The long story of constraining ocean heat content

Scientists predicted in the 1980s that a key fingerprint of anthropogenic climate change would be found in the ocean. If they were correct that increases in greenhouse gases were changing how much heat was coming into the system, then the component with the biggest heat capacity, the oceans, is where most of that heat would […]

2018-11-21 13:23   Click to comment

Real Climate: Resplandy et al. correction and response

Guest commentary from Ralph Keeling (UCSD) I, with the other co-authors of , want to address two problems that came to our attention since publication of our paper in Nature last week. These problems do not invalidate the methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based, but they do influence […]

2018-11-14 14:56   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Nov 2018

This month’s open thread on climate science issues. A lot of interest in the new Resplandy et al paper (WaPo), with some exploration of the implications on twitter i.e. Interesting new paper “Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition”But I’m not sure about their argument on the consequences on […]

2018-11-02 00:32   Click to comment

Real Climate: Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events – The Future is still in Our Hands

Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme weather events, from the floods in Japan, to the record heat waves across North America, Europe and Asia, to wildfires that threatened Greece and even parts of the Arctic. The heat and drought in the western U.S. culminated in the worst California wildfire on record. This is […]

2018-10-31 18:58   Click to comment

Real Climate: Mercury, the other geologically persistent planetary poison

The thing that really gets me in the gut about global warming from fossil fuel combustion is how long it will last. Carbon mined from the deep Earth and injected into the “fast carbon cycle” of the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface will continue to affect atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and climate, for hundreds of thousands […]

2018-10-29 16:17   Click to comment

Real Climate: Cracking the Climate Change Case

I have an op-ed in the New York Times this week: How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case The biggest crime scene on the planet is the planet. We know the earth is warming, but who or what is causing it? Many of you will recognise the metaphor from previous Realclimate pieces (this is earliest […]

2018-10-26 11:48   Click to comment

Real Climate: Climate without Borders: putting changing climate into a new perspective

Guest post by Mike Favetta The goal of “Climate without Borders” (CwB) is to unite TV weather presenters from all over the world and bring scientific knowledge to a broader public. This, in turn, creates climate awareness and creates support for the urgent climate action needed. Although the name suggests a kind of connection with […]

2018-10-14 16:58   Click to comment

Real Climate: Pre-industrial anthropogenic CO2 emissions: How large?

Guest article by William Ruddiman Fifteen years after publication of Ruddiman (2003), the early anthropogenic hypothesis is still debated, with relevant evidence from many disciplines continuing to emerge. Recent findings summarized here lend support to the claim that greenhouse-gas emissions from early agriculture (before 1850) were large enough to alter atmospheric composition and global…

2018-10-11 17:50   Click to comment

Real Climate: IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC

Responding to climate change is far more like a marathon than a sprint. The IPCC 1.5ºC Special report (#SR15) has been released: The press release Frequently Asked Questions The Summary For Policy Makers (SPM) The full report Thoughts It’s well worth reading the SPM and FAQs before confidently pronouncing on the utility or impact of […]

2018-10-08 03:06   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Oct 2018

This month’s open thread on climate science topics. Dominant theme this month will probably be the release of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC. The final report will be released later this week, and when it does we’ll give a brief summary. The hastag to follow on Twitter is #SR15.

2018-10-01 19:01   Click to comment


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