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robertscribbler: Hellacious Forecasts for Florence

Models are now predicting that Florence will threaten the U.S. East Coast as a major hurricane next week. We are still one week out. And should take any prediction at this time with a grain of salt. However, this is a concerning trend which we should continue to monitor. Climate change factors discussed RE increasing […]

2018-09-06 22:59   Click to comment

robertscribbler: U.S. EV Sales Surge to New Record in August

Tesla Model 3 is driving a massive surge in U.S. electric vehicles sales. According to Inside EVs, Tesla Model 3 sales hit 17,800 during August in the U.S. Meanwhile total U.S. EV sales likely hit near 35,000.

2018-09-05 21:15   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Florence’s Rapid Intensification Surprises

An overview of present tropical cyclone activity over the U.S. and in the North Atlantic to include Gordon, Francis, and a tropical disturbance emerging from Africa. Both National Hurricane Center reports and larger climate change related factors are discussed.

2018-09-05 20:41   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Jebi — Worst Typhoon in 25 Years is Third Major Disaster to Strike Japan

The worst Typhoon in 25 years to strike Japan has forced 2 million to evacuate, injured at least 300, killed 9, and inflicted massive damage on the island nation. Jebi is the third major disaster to impact Japan during the Summer of 2018 — all of which have been influenced by human-caused climate change.

2018-09-04 23:06   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Miserably Hot in Mid-Atlantic? There’s a Reason for That.

High heat index values continued across parts of the Mid Atlantic today with heat index (feels like temperatures) above 100 for many locations. A front, fortunately, is expected to bring some relief by this weekend.

2018-09-04 22:20   Click to comment

robertscribbler: August Comes in as 4th Hottest on Record

According to global climate monitoring by Europe’s Copernicus, August of 2018 was the fourth hottest in the climate record.

2018-09-04 21:42   Click to comment

robertscribbler: NOAA — 70 Percent Chance of El Nino During NH Winter

An analysis of ENSO trends in which NOAA is indicating a 70 percent chance of El Nino this Winter. El Nino’s interaction with human-caused climate change is also discussed.

2018-09-04 21:19   Click to comment

robertscribbler: August Likely to Be Another Record Month for U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales

Inside EVs is predicting another record month for US EV sales in August even as the 300K annual rate falls into reach. Meanwhile Tesla production for Q3 is tracking for 70-80 K even as EV advances continue.

2018-09-04 20:45   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Storms Move Toward Hot Western North Atlantic

Models show a progression of storms heading toward the Western North Atlantic. This is a concern as sea surface temperatures off the U.S. East Coast are presently hot enough to sustain category 5 systems. It’s not usual for this region of ocean to be capable of sustaining such intense storms. But Human caused climate […]

2018-09-04 19:39   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Gordon’s Rains Expected to Persist

An analysis of Tropical Storm Gordon’s potential impacts related to a fixed weather pattern over the Central U.S.

2018-09-04 18:53   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Analysis of Present Surface Methane Hot Spots

A contextual analysis of present surface methane emission sources and rates of atmospheric accumulation.

2018-08-31 21:54   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Helpful Climate Voices for August 31, 2018

Highlighting helpful climate voices in the present broader discussion on climate change impacts, causes and solutions. This week’s list includes: Dr Genevieve Guenther, Nevin of the Arctic Sea Ice Blog, and Dr. Kate Marvel.

2018-08-31 21:13   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Arctic Sea Ice, Weather, and Climate Update

An overview of prevailing Arctic sea ice, weather, and climate conditions for the date of August 31, 2018.

2018-08-31 20:04   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Jebi Threatens Japan with 170 Mph Winds

The most intense tropical cyclone of 2018 — Jebi — is churning through the Western Pacific. Japan is now in the bull’s eye of the projected path.

2018-08-31 19:06   Click to comment

robertscribbler: 4 Million EVs on the Road Globally — To Hit 5 Million in About Six Months

The number of EVs on the road in Europe has hit 1 million with a 42 percent growth rate in the January to June timeframe. Meanwhile, Global EVs have hit 4 million with nearly 2 million sales projected for this year. From January to July, Tesla took the crown as top-selling EV automaker.

2018-08-31 18:38   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Wisconsin Hit Hard by Heavy Rain — More On the Way

Flood emergencies have been declared as parts of western and southern Wisconsin have been hit hard by rainfall totals ranging between 5 and 15 inches over the past week. The above analysis provides both weather and climate contexts for this event.

2018-08-31 17:59   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Cooperation with Nature — Caroline Casey Climate Chat

Please join Caroline Casey and I for a broad-ranging discussion of key climate change, clean energy and climate related actions. Scribbling for Co-operation with Nature … Great program last night with Caroline Casey @standupcoyote . Science, myth, pop culture and political action all covered. Cheers and thanks to Caroline for hosting! https://t.co/sEPgxqv0UA — Robert Fanney […]

2018-08-31 17:29   Click to comment

robertscribbler: California Has Already Cut Carbon Emissions to 1990s Levels

California has reduced its electrical power sector related carbon emissions by 35 percent — enabling it to achieve a goal set for 2020 early. Looking ahead, California will need to rely an synergies between batteries and clean energy both in power and transport as it moves to cut emission further.

2018-08-30 19:04   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Eastern Heatwave Blooms Amid Record Humidity

Heat index values near 107 F are blanketing parts of Virginia according to GFS models. In addition, the humidity record for Hartford has been shattered for summer of 2018 as much warmer than normal offshore waters pumped out a plume of moisture.

2018-08-30 18:41   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Models Continue to Point to Potential for Jump in Atlantic Storms

Models continue to identify numerous regions where tropical cyclones are more likely to form over the next 3-10 days. Multiple tropical waves are predicted to move off Africa. Meanwhile, potentials storm formation near Florida and in the eastern Gulf are indicated in some models. The above analysis includes climate change related features that may influence […]

2018-08-30 17:46   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Setback Initiative Puts Colorado Fracking Fight in the Hands of Voters

Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground have gathered enough signatures to provide a ballot choice for voters to increase setbacks for oil derricks and fracking pads from 500 feet to 2,500 feet. This would likely result in a curtailment of Colorado oil and gas production. A major political battle is likely to ensue. […]

2018-08-30 16:58   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Heat Building Beneath the Sea Ice Hints at Tipping Points

A new study shows that the excess heat developed in newly ice free zones is being transported beneath the central ice. This heat is sequestered in a layer beneath the surface. But it contains enough energy to keep large regions of the Beaufort Sea ice free during most months if mixed, according to the new […]

2018-08-29 22:09   Click to comment

robertscribbler: California Close to Committing to 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Yesterday, Senate Bill 100 passed the California State Assembly. If it makes it through a second set of legislative hurdles, it will reach Governor Brown’s desk for signing into law. If this happens, California will join 88 other cities and counties across the U.S. as well as the State of Hawaii in 100 renewable electricity […]

2018-08-29 21:04   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Change in the Jet Stream Relieves West, Moves Heat East

A change in the persistent jet stream pattern that enhanced heatwave and fire intensity for the U.S. West is now providing relief. Meanwhile, a building ridge in the east has set the stage for potential record heat.

2018-08-29 19:27   Click to comment

robertscribbler: The Hurricane Models are Starting to Get a Bit Wild

Forecast models are indicating that the North Atlantic is much more likely to produce storms as we move into September. In the above video blog, we provide an analysis of the underlying climate and climate change related conditions that may influence the intensity of storms that do form. Particularly those that do approach the […]

2018-08-29 18:42   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Climate Change Signal Detected in FL Governor’s Race

Climate change is a major issue that impacts us all. Increasingly, it is becoming a serious voting issue. Particularly for the residents of South Florida who stand to lose so much if climate impacts keep ramping up.

2018-08-29 18:08   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Aiming For 1.5 C Part II: This is Your Home

In achieving any kind of real progress toward an important end, it’s necessary to set goals that are difficult to attain. To aim further than you think you can go. And that’s even more important for a climate crisis that will produce catastrophic outcomes if we don’t set some very serious renewable energy, emissions reduction,

2018-07-13 18:43   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Why We Need to Shoot for 1.5 C Even Though We Might Miss — Part 1

Each day, as individuals and as a global civilization, we decide how difficult our future will be. We do this, ultimately, by deciding whether we will burn fossil fuels, and whether or not we will emit carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere. The most liveable climate change scenario is the one where we emit the least

2018-07-12 18:51   Click to comment

robertscribbler: How Greenland Melt Can Kick off A Warm “Ill Wind” Near Antarctica

Sixteen thousand years ago, Greenland melt set off a cascade of impacts to the world ocean and atmosphere that led to the dredging of carbon rich waters from deep below the Pacific surface. These waters then disgorged enough carbon into the atmosphere to ultimately raise CO2 levels by 40 parts per million. (Related: Bad Climate

2018-07-11 16:38   Click to comment

robertscribbler: Trump’s Hot Air vs Australia’s Solar Revolution

What’s the difference between bad (Trumpian) energy policy and good (clean energy based) energy policy? For Los Angeles and San Diego which both experienced an extreme, climate change driven, heatwave over the past week, about 4 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, fossil fuel burning under Trump policies would be of much greater magnitude and extend

2018-07-10 20:22   Click to comment


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