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  • A Brief Note on Airplane, Clouds, and Global Warming

    October 15, 2020
    Aviation itself—via cloud generation—is a contributor to warming beyond just the greenhouse gas effect, which will make rescuing the industry a large political football. Noting that the contrail effect is mainly in winter and at night, is this necessarily a bad thing?
  • Warming Nights, Longer Growing Seasons, and a Greener Planet

    October 15, 2020
    Dozens of recent news stories note newly published research showing that night temperatures are rising faster than daytime readings. Despite this “asymmetric” warming, there is plenty of evidence in multiple analyses of satellite data that the Earth is becoming much greener. The biggest increases are over the world’s tropical rainforests, the most biologically diverse environments on the planet.
  • Closing the Loop on Sea Level Rise

    October 1, 2020
    Sea level rise is potentially the most important consequence of manmade climate change. The main causes of the rise are net ice loss from nonpolar glaciers. There’s also a thermal expansion of the ocean caused by gradually rising surface temperatures. But previous estimates for these figures never seemed to add up to the generally accepted seven inches. A landmark study published in Nature last provides improved estimates of the size of the various contributing factors.
  • Federally Commissioned Climate Report Defies Reality

    September 24, 2020
    Earlier this month, The New York Times reported at length about a report commissioned by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, titled “Managing Climate Risks in the Financial System.”
    While it has not been endorsed by the full Commission, it is remarkable in its scope and detail, and any innocent reader would conclude that climate change is horrible and already wreaking havoc.
  • The Year of the Weeniecane May Be Ending

    August 17, 2020
    Every prediction for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season—and there are many of them—has been forecasting above normal activity, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest revision getting close to record territory.
  • New Study Finds Much More Global Greening than Previously Estimated

    May 1, 2020
    A new study paper on global greening by a team of Australian scientists demonstrates that previous estimates of carbon dioxide-induced global greening since 1900 are too small by a factor of two, that the observed greening in their biophysical model is extremely consistent with what is being measured by satellites.
  • New CEI Study Endangers EPA’s Endangerment Finding

    April 21, 2020
    Just in time for the 50th Earth Day, CEI is publishing an Issue Analysis called “The Scientific Case for Vacating EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Endangerment Finding.” The Endangerment Finding, proclaimed by the EPA on December 7, 2009, is the centerpiece for all of the agency’s regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
  • House Democrats’ Third Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriation Bill Is an Outrage

    March 26, 2020
    The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act is the most irresponsible piece of fiscal legislation to come out of the profligate Congress for a long time, at $2.5 trillion. It is an insult to a nation in the throes of a scary pandemic, witnessing horrific deaths from oxygen starvation, with no obvious end in sight.
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet Growing As Southern Ocean Warms Slightly

    October 21, 2019
    The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing, but I bet you didn’t read about it in the news.
  • Are Hurricanes Becoming Blow-Hards?

    October 16, 2019
    Last month, as Tropical Storm Imelda slowly dissipated over south Texas, creating yet another Texas-sized flood, I read an article in Business Insider making the remarkable claim that “warming overall makes hurricanes more frequent and devastating than they would otherwise be.”
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