Future #Climate change could cause ocean current collapse

Wei Liu and colleagues from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have published a new paper that outlines something that most of the current climate models are not considering when projecting the potential impact of climate change. Ocean currents, or to be a tad more precise, the distinct possibility … Read more

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

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

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

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