Climate study surprise: warming to bring more rain to CA

A major study published today, based on 160 climate models compiled by researchers at NOAA, including a leading voice in climate modeling, Martin Hoerling, and Richard Seager, both of whom who have spent years projecting the impact of climate change on the West, concludes that California's epic three-year drought was not — repeat not — caused byContinue reading “Climate study surprise: warming to bring more rain to CA”

Still w/the Midwest heatwave: Climate Change? Yes or no?

Probably yes, the recent heat wave in the Midwest can be attributed to global warming, write Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou for RealClimate. They conclude their statistical discussion with:  …let’s take the most simple case of a normal distribution that is shifted towards the warm end by a given amount – say one standard deviation. Then,Continue reading “Still w/the Midwest heatwave: Climate Change? Yes or no?”