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Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming USA: the Long and the Short of it

Since 1895, the conterminous USA (lower 48 states) has warmed significantly: The red line is a modified lowess smooth, on a time scale which mimics 20-year moving averages. I decided to look for patterns in the geographical distribution of temperature …

2018-07-15 02:34   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Night and Day

I read an article yesterday about the impact of global warming of night-time temperatures. They are significant. The article also talked about night temperatures generally warming faster than daytime temperatures. That made me wonder … where and how is this …

2018-07-12 12:45   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Kids’ Climate March

Earther has an excellent article on the upcoming climate march on Washington D.C., organized by teenagers. The article also profiles one of the founders and leaders, Jamie Margolin. It states: “With renewable energy, we could create an amazing world,” Jamie …

2018-07-12 11:23   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Zero Hour

We talk about climate change, about how necessary it is to do something about it. That’s important, and I commend all of us who do. But there’s a group of kids who are going to march on Washington to press …

2018-07-11 14:32   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Much Ado About Blogging

The steady stream of nonsense in the comments by “Victor” (most definitely not Victor Venema) at the RealClimate blog makes me wonder once again, what is our purpose, and how do we best accomplish it? Not too long ago, I …

2018-07-10 14:18   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Climate Denier Bullshit Rap from “MC Bullshit”

But this time, they got caught … and not just by me. The forecast about global warming from James Hansen thirty years so starkly demonstrates that he’s been right all along about the effect of greenhouse gases on our climate, …

2018-07-04 20:20   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Fight Global Warming: Youth Edition

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2018-07-02 21:39   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Stations with a Long Record

Tide gauges measure local sea level, the difference between sea surface height (SSH) and the height of the land. If the sea surface gets higher — what we usually think of as “sea level rise” — local sea level won’t …

2018-07-02 21:33   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Suckers

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2018-07-02 14:12   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Weak Sauce from Climate Deniers

Over at RealClimate, in a post about Jim Hansen’s forecasts from the 1980s, a commenter calling himself “Victor” has bent over backwards to argue that the climate change we’ve seen already is just “natural.” He recently went so far as …

2018-06-30 15:42   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Who will Suffer Most from Global Warming?

Kids. Youngsters. Youth. Young adults, teens, tweens, even younger. My generation will suffer too, but as bad as it gets for us it’ll be far worse for them. And they’ll suffer the consequences longer than we will. But they’re not …

2018-06-29 16:08   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming and Tick-Borne Diseases in MAINE

In response to the last post we got a super-insightful comment from “Jeff”: “The level of Lyme disease diagnosis is more than anything, proportional to the publicity and near hysteria generated by shows like Dr Oz and Oprah.” I know …

2018-06-26 07:51   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming and Tick-Borne Diseases

The tick population has exploded in Maine over the last 20 years. The reason? Global warming. Yes, the reason is global warming. Since 1895, average temperature in Maine has risen about 3.6°F (2°C). More relevant is the fact that very …

2018-06-25 23:13   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: Told You So

Thirty years ago James Hansen testified in congress that man-made climate change (a.k.a. global warming) was underway. He forecast that the world would get hotter. What happened since? The world got hotter. He also forecast that the Arctic would warm …

2018-06-21 16:35   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Make America Great Again

Mother is the name for God in the mind of a child. When mother and child come here because they hope for a good life in a great nation, not only will we not let them in, we will separate …

2018-06-20 04:06   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming: When Judith Curry makes a claim, check for yourself

Climate models do an excellent job reproducing how Earth’s temperature has changed over the last century and more. But when Judith Curry gives one of her interesting presentations, she seems determined to imply that they don’t. Here, for instance, is …

2018-06-18 11:59   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Ice: the Truth, the Bad, and the Ugly

One of the clearest signs of global warming is the disappearance of sea ice in polar regions, so dramatic that people actually take notice — and not just the people who live in the Arctic. Climate deniers don’t want you …

2018-06-17 16:50   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Global Warming *** New Rules ***

NEW RULE: Adults need to stop catering to whiny babies. At the recent G7 conference, responsible world leaders from major economies got even more serious about climate change. Funny how adults want to protect their kids, and everybody else’s kids …

2018-06-14 11:28   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Top 10 Tricks Climate Deniers don’t want you to know (#3 will shock you!)

The headline of this post is the kind that might make my regular readers (a thoughtful and intelligent crowd if ever there was one) feel superior to the great unwashed and uneducated who are suckered by such nonsense; we’ve all …

2018-06-12 14:05   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Climate Deniers: Sinking Fast

When it comes to sea level rise, climate deniers are desperate. It’s so obviously happening that denying its reality is a loser. It’s so obviously costly already (half a billion dollars in Miami) that trying to deny that will only …

2018-06-11 14:20   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Rise: Denial by Bullshit

Sea level rise is such a huge problem, and is so undeniable, that climate deniers have gone loony trying to blame it on anything and everyting but global warming. It’s not working; the recent idiocy from congressman Mo Brooks trying …

2018-06-02 15:27   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Killer Storms get Stronger

A post at RealClimate is a must-read. It addresses the impact of man-made climate change on tropical storms; it’s still hotly debated whether or not they’ll become more numerous, but the evidence they will becom stronger — that they already …

2018-05-30 14:55   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Take a Knee

Note: this post has nothing to do with climate change. You might know George Takei as Lt. Sulu on the original “Star Trek.” He’s an American of Japanese descent — born here, raised here, every bit as American as any …

2018-05-25 14:47   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Data: Church & White, or Jevrejeva et al.?

Before the satellite era, the best data we have about sea level comes from tide gauges. They give local sea level, which is the difference between the height of the sea surface and the height of the land (it can …

2018-05-24 16:46   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Drowning in Sea Level Rise

It’s not likely that sea level rise will drown you personally. The sea is creeping up on us slowly, and yet — all too soon — it has already flooded streets even on sunny days, seeped into groundwater making it …

2018-05-23 01:34   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum

I’m sometimes puzzled by GWPF (the “Global Warming Policy Foundation”). Do they think their readers are gullible idiots, or is the GWPF itself that stupid? Case in point: One of their latest makes a big deal about the fact that …

2018-05-18 10:31   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Change on the U.S. East Coast, part 2

A tide gauge doesn’t measure the height of the sea surface; rather it measures the difference between the height of the sea and the that of the land. Thus is it sensitive to changes in sea surface height (SSH), and …

2018-05-08 11:33   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level on the U.S. East Coast

Lately I’ve been looking closely at sea level time series from the east coast of the U.S. Available stations are marked here with red dots: A pair of Canadian stations (off the Maine coast) are included. I (arbitrarily) divided the …

2018-04-29 02:27   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: It’s real, it’s us, the risks are serious, and the window of time to prevent widespread dangerous impacts is closing fast.

WGBH Boston has produced an outstanding episode of NOVA about climate change. It’s realistic, it doesn’t give “equal time to idiots,” and it highlights the prospect of realistic solutions without soft-pedalling the problems. Definitely worth a watch. This post’s title …

2018-04-19 19:40   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: How Climate Deniers can “Hide the Incline”

Most of us have seen graphs of global temperature anomaly, like this one using data from NASA: The temperature increase is, not to put too fine a point on it, obvious. If we were climate deniers, how could we graph …

2018-04-18 21:29   Click to comment


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