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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #32, 2019

Posted on 13 August 2019 by doug_bostrom Clinical speech From Barber and Burgiess’ Scarcity and Safe Operating Spaces: The Example of Natural Forests Scientists suggest placing planetary boundaries on human-induced threats to key Earth system sinks and resources. Such boundaries define…

Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt – InsideClimate News

Global warming is driving a shift in regional winds around the edges of Antarctica, and that’s speeding up the meltdown of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, new research shows. Westerly winds that enable warmer ocean water to creep beneath the…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #32

Posted on 11 August 2019 by John Hartz Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… El Niño/La Niña Update… Toon of the Week… SkS in the News… Coming Soon on SkS… Poster of the Week… SkS Week in Review……

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #32

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 10 August 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Aug 4 through Sat, Aug 10, 2019 Editor’s…

July 2019 Hottest Month On Record

The July 2019 temperature was on a par with, and possibly marginally higher than, that of July 2016, according to a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) news release pointing an image by the Copernicus Climate Change Programme that is used as the background…

Why does El Niño decay faster than La Niña?

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Generally, El Niño tends to turn into a La Niña event in the following June-July after its mature phase; however, the negative sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTAs) associated with La Niña events can persist for more than one year after peaking, resulting in a longer duration than that of El Niño. Scientists explain why El Niño decay faster than La Niña.

How El Ninos Influence Long-Term Drought In The Southwestern US

The Southwest has always faced periods of drought. Most recently, from late 2011 to 2017, California experienced years of lower-than-normal rainfall. El Niño is known to influence rain in the Southwest, but it’s not a perfect match. New research from…