More Evidence for historical sea level

sea level

Last May I was writing about sea level rise. That posting was about a new study that had revised the projected sea level rise from 1 meter to 2 meters by the year 2100, just 81 years from now. There is of course nothing magical about the year 2100, it does not mark the end-game. … Read moreMore Evidence for historical sea level

New Studies: Europe warming faster than expected, Flooding as Expected

Europe warming faster than expected due to Climate Change

I have two new studies to cover today. Both are interesting because they add data to the conversation. One reveals that parts of Europe are warming faster than the models predict, and the other reveals that Europe is flooding exactly as the models predict. Let’s take a quick look at each. Study 1: Detection of … Read moreNew Studies: Europe warming faster than expected, Flooding as Expected

Wildfires – It is not just the Amazon

wildfires

Wildfires happening in the Amazon. Vast swathes of Brazil’s rainforest have been set ablaze. This of course is not natural, it is the result of farmers and loggers clearing land. It is also not new, it happens each year. This year is different, it has scaled up by roughly 84% compared to last year and … Read moreWildfires – It is not just the Amazon

Should we be worried about Greenland?

greenland

Reports of dramatic melt events in Greenland provoke different reactions. Some, (thankfully only a small number), sit back and observe, “It is summer, this is what happens in the summer“. Others respond more dramatically. During the last Democratic debate, long-shot candidate Andrew Yang urged people to move away from the coast because we are already … Read moreShould we be worried about Greenland?

How many Earth Like planets are there?

earth like planets

On 14th Aug 2019, a new paper was published in The Astronomical Journal that addresses the question of the quantity of earth like planets. Titled “Occurrence Rates of Planets Orbiting FGK Stars: Combining Kepler DR25, Gaia DR2, and Bayesian Inference” it attempts to answer the question. The abstract explains it as follows: We characterize the occurrence rate of planets, … Read moreHow many Earth Like planets are there?

It is Official: July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded

July 2019 is hottest July ever recorded

Back towards the beginning of August, I was writing about the first dataset for July 2019. It strongly suggested that it was the warmest month ever recorded, but that data from C3S was within the margin of error, hence “probably” was the best we could go with. We now have more data from other independently … Read moreIt is Official: July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded