by Judith Curry
A few things that caught my eye this past week.
That record high Antarctic temp? It has some really interesting potential climate connections. [link]
Did Antarctica Actually Hit Record High Temps? [link]
Science: Antarctic ice shelves could completely disappear within a century [link]
Scripps: Confused about the relationship between ice shelf decay and sea ice increase in the Antarctic? [link]
“Russian scientist’s new study: ‘Earth is now entering a new Little Ice Age’” [link]. A copy of the manuscript can be obtained here [Abdussamatov]. JC comment: Interesting. Shows repeating pattern of coincidence between the strength of the solar cycles during cold spells, Be and 14C production rates, and global climate, with a remarkable pattern for the pre-Maunder, Maunder, Dalton, 1880-1915 cooling, and 1945-1977 cooling. TSI seems to be an indicator, not a primary cause.
As a follow up to recent post Whats up with the Atlantic? Steve McIntyre has 3 posts that DEVASTATES Rahstorf and Mann’s argument:
Rahmstorf and Mann are undeterred; Michael Mann tweets: Will be on @CBCNews @CBCWorldReport tomorrow morning (4/4) talking about #climatechange & ocean conveyor slowdown: http://www.cbc.ca/worldreport/
How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat? [link]
Warming ‘hiatus’ reduces most likely value of climate sensitivity from 2.8 to 2.5°C. New in @NatureClimate [link] JC note: I have another post on sensitivity coming early next week.
Nature: Bidecadal North Atlantic ocean circulation variability controlled by timing of volcanic eruptions [link]
Study: ‘Extreme’ Winter Storms Not Caused By Global Warming [link]
Debate over the “drunk Arctic” and loopy jet stream hypothesis is really really heating up [link]
Cooling Europe! Temperature & Vegetation Data Show Central European Springs Starting Later [link]
New article on satellite observations of convection and precipitation finds no trend in tropical rainfall [link]
25 years of satellite data: 7 questions for John Christy and @RoyWSpencer [link]
New paper finds almost half of warming in Athens Greece due to the Urban Heat Island effect [link]
Ocean warming suggests 50% chance of El Nino [link]
Purdue climate tool lets you see impact of past El Nino events – Farm Progress [link]
Soil organic matter susceptible to climate change [link]
Scientific American: Historical tour of the clean energy future [link]. Interesting article on new energy technologies.
Andy Skuce: “The history of emissions and the Great Acceleration” [link]
JC comment: Trying something new, in response to comments on last Sunday’s discussion post. Please keep your comments focused on these topics/articles, or other related items.