Michael E. Mann, the climatologist and geophysicist famous by the “hockey stick graph” within a 1999 paper, has published a new paper. It is open source and available via Nature … Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events Persistent episodes of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere summer have […]

New evidence that Global warming causes heatwaves, droughts and floods – #climate

Jeffrey Mervis has an interesting article within Science all about the insights gained by listening to what Lamar Smith (R–TX) says when speaking to a room full of his own tribe. As chair of the U.S. House of Representatives science committee you might expect rationality and reason to prevail, but unfortunately he is very much […]

The political strategy of climate denial

252 million years ago about 90% of life on planet earth died. This was known as the Permian–Triassic extinction event. OK, so let’s be a tad more precise about the percentages of what happened … The end Permian was the greatest natural catastrophe experienced by life on Earth with its impact recorded […]

Does past climate change hold lessons for us today?

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Today, 23rd March, is World Meteorological Day. To mark the occasion the World Meteorological Organisation has issued an official statement regarding the state of the climate during 2016. It is not good. The content is not an option, nor a belief, or “conspiracy” by one specific organisation. Instead it is an evidence based statement […]

WMO State of the Warming Climate in 2016: ‘Truly Uncharted Territory’ – #climate