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Tamino's Open Mind: Trump Insults while California Burns

The LA Times reports that people in California, and especially firefighters, are angry at Donald Trump’s stunning display of both stupidity and insensitivity in response to the deadly fires raging through their state. While a quarter of a million people …

2018-11-11 00:48   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Not Rocket Science

Mike Mann has important things to say, and says them well, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. Advertisements

2018-11-02 20:43   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: The 5 Most Important Data Sets of Climate Science

Back in July of 2008 Stefan Rahmstorf gave a presentation to the Arctic Expedition for Climate Action about “The 5 Most Important Data Sets of Climate Science.” You might disagree with his choice of “5 most important,” I might disagree …

2018-11-01 14:23   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Top 10 Reasons to love Global Warming

From the home office in Death Valley, California, here’s tonight’s top ten list. The category tonight: top 10 reasons to love global warming. Here we go … Number 10: Bikini season is year-round. Number 9: No more dangerous polar bears. …

2018-10-25 11:04   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming’s Golden Opportunity

Opportunity knocks, but not often. Right now, it’s knocking loud and long. That opportunity is renewable energy. There are many forms, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. There are certaintly challenges, including energy storage, deployment, and efficiency. Yet despite the …

2018-10-22 14:52   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Heavy Rain and Climate Change

Rain comes, rain goes, but lately, when it rains it doesn’t just pour — it pours like never before. The reason? Man-made climate change. It’s a fact that the atmosphere is warmer so it can hold more water vapor. That …

2018-10-17 23:37   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Temperature in the Air Up There

I’m talking about the temperature in the atmosphere, and specifically the lower troposphere. The troposphere is where most of our weather happens, and for the lower troposphere we have temperature estimates inferred from satellites which measure “microwave brightness,” as well …

2018-10-17 00:22   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Arctic Sea Ice: More than Just the Minimum

The extent of sea ice in the Arctic has dropped dramatically. Here’s the data from NSIDC (the National Snow and Ice Data Center): The thin black line shows daily values of sea ice extent. Clearly it rises and falls each …

2018-10-16 23:20   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Flirting with Disaster: Greenhouse Gas Report

We need to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and we need to do it quickly. The main ones increased by humans are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4, the main component of natural gas), and nitrous oxide (N2O). How are …

2018-10-15 17:19   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Super-Power Hurricanes: How Much More Proof Do You Need?

There’s a lot we don’t know about hurricanes, and a helluva lot we don’t know about how climate change is going to affect them. Will they happen more or less often? There’s no scientific consensus, we just don’t really know. …

2018-10-13 22:52   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: USA Voting Guide

If you think climate change is an important issue (like I do), and you’re wondering who to vote for in the upcoming U.S. election, who should get your vote? Which politicians should you vote against? The easy answer is: vote …

2018-10-12 15:58   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Temperature for REALLY STUPID People

I hope that doesn’t include you. But it does include some people who write opinion pieces in newspapers, and/or their readers who suck it right up. I’m not just talking about “made a mistake” or “that was dumb” or “oops, …

2018-10-11 17:10   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: How Far to 1.5°C?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about limiting global warming to 1.5°C, mainly focused on two things: 1) how important it is, and 2) how difficult it will be. This raises an important question: how far have we come …

2018-10-10 13:43   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: The Global Warming Signal

Many things affect global temperature, and the three best-known other than greenhouse-gases those are the el Niño southern oscillation (ENSO), atmospheric aerosols from volcanic eruptions, and variations in the sun. We can use historical data to estimate how strongly those …

2018-10-09 17:55   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Trump’s Plan to Handle Climate Change

From the U.K. Guardian, here. This blog is made possible by readers like you; join others by donating at My Wee Dragon. Advertisements

2018-10-08 17:25   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: 1.5°C or less?

One of the most valuable posts I’ve seen recently at RealClimate is this one about the new IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. The report has a lot to say that’s crucially important. The RealClimate report deals with only a bit …

2018-10-08 14:21   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Multiple Testing

Suppose I showed you a close-up, on a live video feed, of where my shot at a target landed. The video is zoomed in on the target’s bulls-eye, and lo and behold, right there is my shot. No doubt about …

2018-10-02 20:42   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Bhutan

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2018-09-27 18:36   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Arctic Sea Ice for Suckers: Ron Clutz shows how to Hide the Decline

His method? A favorite climate denier trick: the one called “cherry-picking.” Clutz uses yearly average sea ice extent in the Arctic according to satellite data, from 1979 (the first complete year with satellite data) through the 2017 (the most recent …

2018-09-25 13:52   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Open Thread

For continued discussion of things that have gone on a while … Be nice. Advertisements

2018-09-05 19:40   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Arctic Heating

News stories about the Arctic always seem to say either that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average, or that it’s warming nearly twice as fast as the global average. That’s not correct. Arctic warming is …

2018-08-29 14:36   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: For Greta

I want to feel safe. When I walk home late at night. When I sit on the subway. When I sleep at night. But I don’t feel safe. How am I supposed to feel safe when I know that we …

2018-08-26 11:28   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: Talk About It

From time to time I ask people a question to gauge how much they know about climate change: “What’s your best guess, how much has Earth’s average temperature changed since the year 1900? Since I live in the USA, the …

2018-08-26 02:49   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: How Long Do We Have Left?

It’s already bad. But when will things get so bad that it is obviously — obviously — the worst problem in the world? How long until we go over the cliff? That depends on how much we’ve heated up already, …

2018-08-24 01:09   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: I am not a climate scientist

Reader “Deltaeus” expressed his frustration about many aspects of the “debate” about climate change, including the fact that there are shallow arguments all over the place. I’d like to respond to some of his comments. First let me say that …

2018-08-22 18:02   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Don’t Settle for Easy Answers about Global Warming

You are not a dummy. But climate deniers treat you that way. That’s because they know that easy answers, the simpleton’s way of dealing with things, is so easy to digest and internalize that even you, and other smart people …

2018-08-18 00:33   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: New Prediction Paper

Some of my long-time readers have expressed an interest in a recent paper which attempts to predict how global temperature will change over the next few years, A novel probabilistic forecast system predicting anomalously warm 2018-2022 reinforcing the long-term global …

2018-08-18 00:33   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: God Bless the Queen

May she rest in peace. Advertisements

2018-08-17 12:06   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Statistics: not for Cliff Mass

It all started with Cliff Mass saying “… with huge transient peaks and troughs (see below). With such variability …” when talking about CalFire data of area burned by wildfire in California from 1987 through 2016. His comment led me …

2018-08-13 12:38   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Year of Wildfires

As bad as it has been, it’s going to get worse. Advertisements

2018-08-13 00:06   Click to comment


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