Does Sea Ice loss create the condition for an emerging permanent El Nino state?

Recently Doug asked: “…my question is, how far could this phenomenon go? What is the “end” state? Is it possible for example that we could find the jet stream staying in place for months at a time, years, decades? How wavy could this waviness become?” A main theme of Sea ice loss seems to be…

Past decade saw unprecedented warming in the deep ocean

By Phys.org: From 1975 on, the global surface ocean has shown a pronounced-though wavering-warming trend. Starting in 2004, however, that warming seemed to stall. Researchers measuring the Earth’s total energy budget-the balance of sunlight streaming in compared to the amount of light and heat leaving from the top of the atmosphere-saw that the planet was…

Understanding the long-term carbon-cycle: weathering of rocks – a vitally important carbon-sink

By John Mason / SkepticalScience   above: the processes of the long-term carbon-cycle that this post explores. Graphic: jg. This post delves into the long-term carbon cycle that involves the interactions of the atmosphere with rocks and oceans over many millions of years. Because of its length, I’ve broken it up into bookmarked sections for…

Perception of climate opinion in the public mind by Stephan Lewandowsky

AGU Chapman Conference on Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future 08 June 2013 — 13 June 2013, Granby, CO, USA Presenter: Stephan Lewandowsky Sunday, June 9, 2013, 10:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Session: Perspectives on Communication of the Climate Science II Abstract Title: Scientific Uncertainty in Public Discourse: The Case for Leakage…

Extreme Weather (2013)

Interviews with the following climate scientists. Dr Erich Fischer, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Dr Karl Braganza, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Dr Lisa Alexander, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Dr Susan Wijffels, Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO Professor Jennifer Francis, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Hydrology & Water Systems Grand Challenges at the Interface of Climate

Grand Challenges at the Interface of Climate, Hydrology and Water Systems AGU Chapman Conference on Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future 08 June 2013 — 13 June 2013, Granby, CO, USA Presenter: Peter Gleick Sunday, June 9, 2013, 3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session: New and Bleeding Edge Topics in Climate Science…