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Things added in January, 2011


Graphics tell the story of record melting in Greenland

Posted on January 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 6
This movie, produced by the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory, consists of stills and video collected during 2009 and 2010. Meltwater is the theme. The vocal is a Shaman Inuit Chant. Greenland ...

The great water heist

Posted on January 20th by Tom Yulsman. 3
The Colorado River near Moab, Utah. New research suggests that dust falling on snow in the mountains where the river is born is robbing it of enough water to serve ...

Western water: running toward empty part 2

Posted on January 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
The Green River, seen here at the mouth of Horseshoe Canyon in Utah, is a major tributary of the Colorado. The two rivers come together about xx miles as the ...

BREAKING NEWS: details on major Pakistan earthquake

Posted on January 18th by Tom Yulsman.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="136" caption="Roger Bilham"][/caption] This morning I interviewed Roger Bilham, an earthquake expert here at the University of Colorado, for KGNU radio's How on Earth ...

Western Water: Running toward empty?

Posted on January 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
By Tom Yulsman & Brendon Bosworth [caption id="attachment_4883" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Heading toward an uncertain future? A snow-covered track in Colorado's Front Range. Copyright Tom Yulsman"][/caption] It may not be too much of ...

Brisbane floods: a tale of two stories

Posted on January 15th by Tom Yulsman. 14
Were they linked to global warming? Two news outlets offer different answers httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atr16CR6Lus&feature=player_embedded Update: After reading this post, some readers might conclude that I think we should wait to take action to ...

A hard rain fallin’

Posted on January 12th by Tom Yulsman. 5
With the recent images of parts of Queensland, Australia underwater (like the one above), the news today that 2010 was the wettest year globally on record, and by ...

The climate mirror

Posted on January 9th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Keith Kloor has put together a terrific post at his Collide-a-Scape blog consisting almost entirely of comments by readers of blogs on opposite sides of the climate ...

There they go again

Posted on January 7th by Tom Yulsman. 10
I'm talking about Forbes magazine, which today published another howler Yesterday, Real Climate deconstructed a post at Forbes in which Larry Bell bludgeoned journalists for failing ...

RealClimate refutes ludicrous column in Forbes magazine

Posted on January 6th by Tom Yulsman. 31
Then directs ludicrous attack on the target of Forbes' ludicrous attack Yesterday, I bemoaned the fact that I can't get no respect — or, more precisely, that my ...

Environmental journalists: Are we really that awful?

Posted on January 5th by Tom Yulsman. 11
As an environmental journalist, I just can't get no respect. On the one hand, I'm part of a "cabal" that has been manipulated by propagandists. On the other hand, my ...

December: the cool got chillier, the warm even toastier

Posted on January 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Climatic seeds planted in September blossom into a fascinating pattern by December When the next round of monthly updates on global temperature trends comes out, my ...