Bad Weather Monday


Because every tenth of a degree of global warming matters not just to the planet but also in the highly charged political debate over climate change, researchers once again have analyzed ocean temperature readings over the past 75 years. Their findings refute the already debunked contention that warming paused from 1998-2012.

Using a global network of buoys, robotic floats and satellites to trace the rise of sea surface temperatures, the study, published Jan. 4 in Science Advances, shows there was no slowdown in the pace of global warming. The scientists concluded that oceans have warmed consistently over the previous 50 years, at about 0.12 degrees Celsius per decade, nearly twice as fast as previous estimates of 0.07 degrees Celsius.

The so-called hiatus was widely reported and used by climate science deniers to bolster their political opposition to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

But in 2015, a study led by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) concluded that the supposed pause was based on an inconsistency—between ocean temperature measurements collected by ships over the past 100 years and more accurate data collected by modern instruments designed for climate monitoring.



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22 Responses to Bad Weather Monday

  1. Den says:

    Rain quit here, expected to resume on Tuesday, tree still standing.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Saw the tree about 64 years ago. Even then had to drive around, not through. I was disturbed that anyone could be so uncaring as to put a hole through the tree.

      Not enough holding wood left.


      • º¿carol says:

        I read yesterday that the holes in the trees are burn holes. Men cut through to tear out the part that burned in a fired? I guess that’s what they meant. Seems strange to me when only the outer part of the tree would be damaged by fire.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Another 2–3 cm of snow.


    • David B. Benson says:

      But sunny just now.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Should shovel but without energy today.

      Still in Trump shock.


      • º¿carol says:

        Tell me about it. As if I don’t have enough to worry about in my personal life, that jerk out there is getting away with EVERYthing. He didn’t have to show his taxes. He’s putting his family in the White House to work for him. The big jerks in Congress aren’t playing by the norms, either, not vetting head jerk’s appointments, cramming in multiple people to be vetted in a single day, a single week, making it impossible for them to be properly inteviewed. Firing people before he’s even president, and they’ll letting him do it. He’s even getting rid of the nuclear experts. Why not. Who is going to be left to teach all his people how the jobs are done?

        The place Bob used to work, where he was just working once again until he got sick, the new manager of the plant up and laid off both the shipping manager AND the office manager when neither he, nor anyone else in the plant knew how to push the paper. That’s why Bob jumped in, to help them. That’s Trump for ya.

        The new administration will move in with no one there to show them the ropes. I mean, holy crap! Yes, I’m still in Trump shock. I put MSNBC on in the LR when I play with Quincy and I have to stop myself from breaking into tears. That’s how sick I am to the core about that fucking idiot, elected King of the World! I didn’t think he would king, but goddamit, he’s going to be king! No one can stop him from doing anything.


  3. Den says:

    I’m ready for Summer now.


  4. David B. Benson says:
    Wow! Worth wading through the commercial and ignoring the ignorant voice-over.


  5. Den says:

    Here is what happens when rain melts snow already on the ground


  6. David B. Benson says:

    More snow.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Australia as seen from Mars:

    Impressive photography.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    A little radiation ain’t gonna hurt you:

    Don’t know how often this has to be shown…


  9. Den says:

    Military Intelligence @ work:


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