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To prevent catastrophic global warming, China must hang tough – The Economist

AFTER DONALD TRUMP became America’s president in 2017 and thumbed his nose at international efforts to curb global warming, China emerged as a hero in the campaign. Other Western leaders were relieved that it did not take the opportunity to…

Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming – The Economist

FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that sucked the Lena river nearly dry, leaving boats marooned in the mud. It has been an…

How 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming – Euronews

Winter is coming slowly to the Arctic. With the arrival of the autumn, the region will set into darkness and the ice and sun will have a truce after another dreadful melt season. Outside of major anomalies occurring, the ice…

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers – Nature.com

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbersNatureShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailNature BriefingSpringerNature Current issue PDF version A family eats near a coal-fired power plant in China. Coal supplies nearly…

Energy

If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben

We are sadly accustomed by now to the idea that our reliance on oil and gas causes random but predictable outbreaks of flood, firestorm and drought. The weekend’s news from the Gulf is a grim reminder that depending on oil…

Scientists forecasted late May tornado outbreak nearly 4 weeks in advance

(Northern Illinois University) A team of scientists reports that they accurately predicted the nation’s extensive tornado outbreak of late May 2019 nearly 4 weeks before it began. The team’s study, detailing factors that went into the forecast, was published recently in the journal, Geophysical Research Letters.

NASA-NOAA satellite provides forecasters a view of tropical storm Jerry’s structure

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Jerry is the latest in a line of tropical cyclones to develop in the North Atlantic Ocean this season. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided forecasters with a view of its structure that helped confirm it was organizing.

Hurricane Dorian’s 185-MPH Wind Speeds Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

I have some updated data for Hurricane Dorian which is relevant to my earlier post, Hurricane Dorian–The Facts v The Myth. Just to recap from that post: 1) Claims of 185 mph winds were based solely on hurricane hunter aircraft…