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New research, December 24-31, 2018

Posted on 4 January 2019 by Ari Jokimäki A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Trend analysis of climate time series: A review of methods (open access) Strong but intermittent spatial covariations…

Police Are ‘Happily Surprised’ to Report Zero Roadside Busts for Drunk Driving On New Year’s Eve

Contrary to what you might expect, the police officers of this major city were delighted to report that none of the drivers they breathalyzed at road checkpoints were busted for driving while illegally impaired. Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia, Canada with a population of roughly half a million. Vancouver holds the […]

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Silicon Valley Begged for Government Intervention in Their Industry, and They May Soon Get It Good and Hard

Readers of this blog know that I have always been skeptical of the value of net neutrality rules.   I see the Internet just like any other vertical value chain with multiple players, which we might oversimplify as content providers who…

जलवायु कूटनीति का सार

जलवायु परिवर्तन वार्ता का लक्ष्य “न कोई हारे, न कोई जीते” होना चाहिए लेकिन ऐसा हो नहीं रहा है

Yes, The Federal Campgrounds We Operate Are Open During the Government Shutdown

Several readers have been nice enough to write me and ask how my business is doing during the government shutdown.  As background, my company privately operates public recreation areas, mostly campgrounds, under concession contract.  We manage public lands for many…

North Queensland Extreme Heatwave impacts koala population

I was scanning for news articles on heatwave impacts and came across this article on Koalas by ABC Capricornia. It’s a well written, but quite an alarming story By Alice Roberts and Jacquie Mackay: Koalas in trouble after Queensland’s bushfires…

Snow over Antarctica buffered sea level rise during last century

A new NASA-led study has determined that an increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated sea level rise by 0.4 inches. However, Antarctica’s additional ice mass gained from snowfall only makes up for about a third…

The Simplest Explanation Of Global Warming Ever – Forbes

Earth energy budget diagram, with incoming and outgoing radiation (values are shown in W/m^2). Satellite instruments (CERES) measure the reflected solar, and emitted infrared radiation fluxes. The energy balance determines Earth’s climate. Let’s play pretend for a moment. Pretend, if…

Australia performs very poorly in 2019 Climate Change Performance Index

Australia was ranked 55 out of 60 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index published in December 2018 during COP24 UN Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland. The index shows only a few countries have started to implement strategies to limit…

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