Did Climate Change cause Dorian?

Hurricane Dorian

Dorian has been one of the strongest, and also longest-lasting hurricanes on Record in the Atlantic. It was slow-moving and that was itself devastating. It was also the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began. Sustained wind speeds of 185mph, storm surges, and flooding has resulted in an unprecedented scale of destruction. … Read moreDid Climate Change cause Dorian?

What plans are there for Climate Change?

democrat climate change plan

While Republicans have got absolutely nothing except denial of the well-established scientific reality of climate change and support for fossil fuels, over amongst the democrat candidates things are the polar opposite. That sounds like a deeply partisan statement; a manifestation of the current political polarisation. Perhaps it is, but it is also true. One party … Read moreWhat plans are there for Climate Change?

New study links all soda to an early death

soda

There are specific well-defined and also well-known steps that you can take to promote a healthy lifestyle. A new study appears to suggest that an additional one is “don’t drink soda”. You might perhaps be tempted to think that this is about sugar and that diet soda will be just fine. Apparently not. That also … Read moreNew study links all soda to an early death

Great Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

great barrier reef outlook 2019 report

Every five years, an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future is published. The latest, the 2019 edition, is now available. It is very grim reading. If you have your finger on the pulse of the Great Barrier Reef then what it reveals will not be a surprise. The Great Barrier … Read moreGreat Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

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