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

Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Today we have 3 scientific papers all focused on the demise of Antarctic Ice sheets. The theme is loosely yesterday, today and tomorrow. Let’s dive right in. Nature: West Antarctic ice sheet and CO2greenhouse effect: a threat of disaster The abstract reads … If the global consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow at its … Read moreAntarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

IPCC Report: Hunger, Migration and Conflict

IPCC Report - Climate Change and Land

Yesterday, 8th Aug 2019, the IPCC published a Special Report on Land Use. To be a tad more precise, this is an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Work on the report was initiated back in 2016, and since then … Read moreIPCC Report: Hunger, Migration and Conflict