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Things added in April, 2010


New images and info about the Gulf oil spill

Posted on April 30th by Tom Yulsman.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="665" caption="Here it comes — oil washes ashore in Louisiana (Source: Nola.com)"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="787" caption="The extent of the spill and preparations along the coast. (Source: ...

Gulf oil slick now washing ashore is of “grave concern”

Posted on April 29th by Tom Yulsman.
Update: The Obama administration has put new offshore drilling projects on hold. Update #2: Check out Ben Hale's post. The massive oil slick spreading through the Gulf of Mexico ...

Guest post — Malaria not a climate issue

Posted on April 27th by Tom Yulsman. 17
Note: This is a guest post by Patrick Moffitt, a frequent commenter here at CEJournal. (See his bio at the end.) In comments on a recent post, he shared some ...

GSA on climate change: humans responsible for warming

Posted on April 21st by Tom Yulsman.
The Geological Society of America — one of the world's leading earth science organizations, with a membership of 22,000 — has updated its position statement on climate change. ...

Oxburgh investigations are “dancing around the principal issue”

Posted on April 18th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Judith Curry, a forthright climate scientist at Georgia Tech, has some interesting things to say about the Oxburgh investigations into the Climatic Research Unit email imbroglio. ...

March 2010 was warmest on record

Posted on April 17th by Tom Yulsman. 2
As the map above shows, this past March was quite toasty, with the global average temperature of the land and ocean surfaces registering as the warmest on record, the ...

Humans as a geological force

Posted on April 14th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Much of the carbon dioxide we spew into the atmosphere dissolves in the oceans, where it causes the water to become increasingly acidic and therefore corrosive to the materials ...

Snow in the U.K. — as most of globe gripped by unusual warmth

Posted on April 13th by Tom Yulsman.
The upper left map shows how the January through March mean surface temperature of the globe varied from the long-term mean. It was the second warmest such period in ...

Stream flow outlook in the West looks bleak

Posted on April 7th by Tom Yulsman.
The map above shows the outlook for streamflow in the Western United States in May, from the the River Forecast Center of the National Weather Service. Wherever you see ...

The paranoid style in American climate politics

Posted on April 6th by Tom Yulsman. 9
Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote a column in today's Wall Street Journal [subscription required] that brought me right back to the 1960s and 1970s. That was ...

It’s official: Arctic sea ice recovered in March

Posted on April 6th by Tom Yulsman. 6
The news has already been batted around in newspapers and on the blogosphere for a few days, but today the National Snow & Ice Data Center made ...

Fashionistas prepare for the coming Ice Age

Posted on April 5th by Tom Yulsman.
Just when I thought the global cooling meme couldn't get any sillier . . . In Paris recently, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld installed a huge faux iceberg at the Chanel fashion ...

What’s up with this?

Posted on April 1st by Tom Yulsman. 10
Many of the readers of Wattsupwiththat.com seem to think they know why Arctic sea ice has grown to a normal extent, as shown in the graph above — ...

The graph that may have made Obama say ‘HOLY S . . . T!’

Posted on April 1st by Tom Yulsman. 4
Note: CEJournal is back in business after a bit of an R&R break. Sorry folks, this graph is no April fools joke. It was one of the graphics used ...