Scientists launching anonymous hotline for NOAA workers

We have already had a small taste of what might come with the Trump administration. Within the scientific community there is a considerable climate of fear building up, and it is not un-warrented. Why? Data Point 1 – Trumps’ appointments We have seen the appointment of wholly inappropriate individuals and there is real fear of more of … Read more Scientists launching anonymous hotline for NOAA workers

Will Obama’s ban on #Arctic drilling be effective?

You might have perhaps heard the news that Obama has issued a ban on Arctic drilling for oil. For example we read in The Guardian … Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned waters in the … Read more Will Obama’s ban on #Arctic drilling be effective?

Weird North Pole Forecast – #Arctic

At this time of year, it truly is the land of the midnight sun. Normally it is very cold but something weird is forecast to happen again. Jason Samenow a weather enthusiast since age 10 and the weather editor for the Washington Post, wrote a heads up article about this a couple of days ago. There he … Read more Weird North Pole Forecast – #Arctic

Is there a better way to understand the impact of Carbon Dioxide?

We know that Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas, and we can also measure the constantly rising seasonal variations of it. Is that it, or can we go even further with a deeper understanding? The TL;DR; (Too Long; Didn’t Read) answer is …yes, we can model how it flows. Using data gathered via NASA’s Orbiting Carbon … Read more Is there a better way to understand the impact of Carbon Dioxide?

Trump Appointees & #Climate – Where do they stand?

An “interesting” assortment of quite unique individuals have been selected by Mr Trump to fill the various posts within his cabinet. OK yes, I’m abusing the word “interesting” within that last sentence.  Alas, what I’m about to reveal is public knowledge and also quite frankly very disturbing. So who has been selected and what is … Read more Trump Appointees & #Climate – Where do they stand?

Ocean heat driving rapid Ice Shelf melt – #Climate #Antarctic

Last Friday a new paper on the melting of the largest Ice Shelf in Antarctica was published. Available in AAAS, it is entitled … Ocean heat drives rapid basal melt of the Totten Ice Shelf It is open access, so no paywall, you can view the entire paper without any hassle (yea). What is it … Read more Ocean heat driving rapid Ice Shelf melt – #Climate #Antarctic