climate


Unprecedented #Arctic weather has scientists on edge

Bryan Thomas, who works as station chief at NOAA’s Point Barrow, Alaska, observatory is deeply troubled. As he sits within his office there in Alaska, he can look North out over the Arctic ocean in the middle of February. It should all be sea ice, but it is not … “I could […]


NASA OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland) has some new data

Joshua Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, came up the “OMG” acronym to describe the five-year mission to study the melting of Greenland by the surrounding oceans. It stands for “Oceans Melting Greenland”, and yes, least you doubt, it is quite real, OMG is their official mission acronym. It is […]


Can Coal jobs be revived by Trump?

TL;DR; – No. One big promise by Mr T was the proposal to revive Coal and the associated jobs, but is this realistic? To grasp why this will fall flat when it hits the rather awkward and hard wall of reality means going back to an understanding of why all the coal […]


It’s official, 2016 was the warmest year – #Climate

Data coming in from distinctly different sources such as NASA, NOAA and also the UK’s Met Office all now confirm that the previous warmest year ever recorded, 2015, is now in second place and that 2016 is now the warmest year ever recorded. Quite rightly this is being picked up […]


Will Rex Tillerson become US Secretary of State – #climate risks

Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil, is now Mr Tumps candidate for the office of US Secretary of State. As is normal, last week he presented himself before a confirmation hearing convened by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. From this point we can now wave goodby to the word ‘normal’. Many of his answers […]


Coastal Carolina officials not willing to prepare for #climate change

A rather obvious threat facing the costal region of the Carolinas is sea level rise. So how are government officials within the impacted areas preparing their communities? Brian Bulla, a researcher based at Appalachian State University, conducted a survey of official in 20 coastal counties. He then published the results in Ocean & Coastal […]