Monday, January 28, 2013

A chat with the Sierra Club’s Michael Brune about civil disobedience | Grist
[Brune] One, by itself, Keystone is a climate disaster.
The other reason is that we learned last year from [the International Energy Agency] and Bill McKibben the “New Math.” We know that we have to keep at least two-thirds of all coal, all oil, all gas reserves in the ground if we’re to have a shot at keeping warming below 2 degrees Celsius — which is, in itself, a reckless goal to embrace as a society.
Heavy snowfall closes dozens of roads in Turkey
Snow thickness at Uludag, one of the favorite skiing centers of Europe, reached 215 cm (7 ft) on Sunday.
Record low temperature in Bermuda
“a cold front kept Bermuda in the 50s for the entire day on the 25th. In fact, a daily record low was reached as the temperature dropped to 50.9F, breaking the old record of 54F set in 1995..."
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds worst-case scenario is ice-free Arctic by year 2400
A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds that even under the most exaggerated "strongest" forcing scenario simulated by climate models, the Arctic "becomes summer ice-free by the end of the 21st century and year-round ice-free by the end of the 23rd century."
When Publicity Precedes Peer Review in Climate Science -
Part two will look anew at the unfortunate saga of Richard Muller’s Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project.

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