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Climate Curiosities: When Was Our Warmest Hour?

The dog days were downright dreadful this year, as part of an early-starting summer that rarely offered much relief. Statewide, this June and July combined were our 12th-warmest beginning to summer since 1895, and the warmest since 2016. The heat wasn’t just isolated here in North Carolina. To the west, our colleagues at the Oklahoma […]

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Postdoctoral Scholar — Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Hutyra Lab (http://sites.bu.edu/hutyra/) in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scholar interested in understanding vegetation carbon cycling using remote sensing, in-situ observation , and modeling. >> RETURN TO TABLE OF JOB LISTINGS Date posted Grows. 12, 2022 11:00 am Application deadline Sept. 12, 2022 at […]

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Friday Funny – Clownfish Climate Science – Watts Up With That?

Star marine ecologist committed misconduct, university says Finding against Danielle Dixson vindicates whistleblowers who questioned high-profile work on ocean acidification [due to rising atmospheric CO₂ levels] A major controversy in marine biology took a new twist last week when the University of Delaware (UD) found one of its star scientists guilty of research misconduct. The […]

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How will the summer end: ‘bang’ or ‘whimper’?

The summer 2022 has been remarkable on many fronts, says Paul Davies Met Office Fellow (Meteorology). We exceeded the 40°C threshold for the first time ever, and for England the January-July period has had 69% of average rainfall making it the ninth driest in a series since 1836, and the driest such period since 1976. […]

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Burning Imported Wood in Drax Power Plant ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’, Says Kwarteng – Watts Up With That?

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT By Paul Homewood h/t Frank Better late than never! The importing of wood to burn in Drax power station “is not sustainable” and “doesn’t make any sense”, the business and energy secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, told a private meeting of MPs this week. The remarks are significant as […]

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Tuesday Titter – Burnt Edition – Watts Up With That?

I like Josh’s work. But it is unfortunately based on three partial myths that I woild hope skeptics here would not propagate. Facts just are. One is that it takes more diesel to grow corn than the ethanol energy it provides. Many studies have looked at this using varying farming assumptions (for example, moldboard or […]

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Postdoctoral Research Associate — Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to join our research team focused on understanding the carbon cycle of mountainous regions of the Western US, as part of a NASA-funded Carbon Monitoring System project >> RETURN TO TABLE OF JOB LISTINGS Date posted July 18, 2022 […]

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Part 2 – Watts Up With That?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen – 30 July 2022 One cannot average temperatures. Let’s start with this simple statement – ​​this statement is true but comes with some common-sense caveats. Important Note: The purpose of this essay is not to refute the basic underlying concepts of “global warming” or “climate change”. Those concepts and their […]

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Visiting Assistant Professor — Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences (DAGS), within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego invites applications for a visiting assistant professor. The successful candidate will teach up to four courses (12 contact hours) per semester. >> RETURN TO TABLE OF JOB LISTINGS Date […]

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Technical Details of Coral Cover Statistics, and Background – Watts Up With That?

By Peter Ridd – August 4, 2022 Since 1986, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) surveys roughly 100 of the 3000 coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Ridd used this data to construct the coral cover since 1986 (Figure 1) which shows that the GBR has record high coral cover. Figure 1: […]

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