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Things added in November, 2010


Crossing Drake Passage

Posted on November 24th by Tom Yulsman.
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jld5pIUKhCE The video above shows what my very good friend Susan Moran will likely be experiencing starting Thanksgiving day, as she departs Punta Arenas, Chile, on a voyage across Drake Passage, ...

Climate change “skeptic” vs “denier”: call me “INSANE”!

Posted on November 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 11
Over the weekend, I took part in an exchange of emails among a group of journalists, academics, scientists and bloggers on a subject that never fails to get a ...

Headlines I came across this morning:

Posted on November 20th by Tom Yulsman. 7
Update 11/20/10: My senior moments are coming more frequently these days, and so I have to admit that I completely forgot Andy Revkin's post yesterday on ...

Fires cast wide palls of smoke

Posted on November 19th by Tom Yulsman.
Is this part of a global trend? As regular readers of CEJournal know, I love remote sensing images of Earth captured by satellites and astronauts. To help get ...

Will 2010 go down as warmest year on record?

Posted on November 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Global temps have been cooling, but 2010 still has chance of making history NOAA is out with its monthly state of the climate global analysis, and it shows ...

Would more science reporting lead to better climate policy?

Posted on November 15th by Tom Yulsman. 42
Despite the findings of a new report, I wouldn't bet on it UPDATE 10/16/10: I've added some comments from Judith Curry, a scientist at Georgia Tech and author of ...

No Charlie Brown, not the Great Pumpkin

Posted on November 12th by Tom Yulsman. 3
I know I'm a little late with this — I should have posted it on Halloween. But I just found this ...

What are you looking at?

Posted on November 11th by Tom Yulsman. 19
UPDATE 11/12/10 8:45 a.m.: Now that three people have answered the question posed in the headline (see the comments section), it's time to come clean. Here are the details (with ...

Global average temperature much warmer than normal in October

Posted on November 10th by Tom Yulsman. 3
January through October warmest such period in 131-year record UPDATE 11/11/10 10 a.m.: NASA GISS just published the January through October temperature anomaly map, which I've inserted below. (It's getting hotter ...

EarthArt: the Nile and its Delta at night

Posted on November 8th by Tom Yulsman. 5
This image of Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean at night, shot by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, needs almost no explanation. When I first saw it, I was ...

Extreme weather in U.S. higher than normal so far this year

Posted on November 8th by Tom Yulsman.
The National Climatic Data Center is out with it's monthly State of the Climate report. Here's what may be the most notable finding: NCDC's Climate Extremes Index (CEI), which ...

N. Atlantic sea surface temperatures ran high in October

Posted on November 8th by Tom Yulsman. %
Sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic during October were well above normal, as seen in this image from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory. Air temperatures in the Arctic ...

Climate scientists planning to “aggressively engage the denialists”

Posted on November 7th by Tom Yulsman. 38
The new get-tough campaign from the American Geophysical Union will feature a "climate rapid response team" httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q Update 11/8/10 6:30 p.m.: Today, the American Geophysical Union issued a press release to make ...

Climate change: We have nothing to fear but fear itself?

Posted on November 7th by Tom Yulsman. 8
A scholar traces the history of fear about global warming, leading to current conceptions of a "climate catastrophe." Let the blogging Rorschach tests begin. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="230" caption="This image of ...

EarthArt: Chlorophyllic expressionism

Posted on November 5th by Tom Yulsman.
The image above was captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. (Click on the picture for a larger version with more features.) Here's an explanation, from ...