Thursday, August 23, 2012

THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds a large increase of the CO2 sink in N Atlantic from 2002-2009
Settled science update: A paper published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research finds from an "unprecedented number of high-quality" observations collected from a cruise ship that there was a "a large increase of the CO2 sink in the western tropical North Atlantic from 2002 to 2009." The finding contradicts previous studies that found a decrease or no change in oceanic CO2 uptake.
Apportioning natural and forced components in the Arctic amplification | Climate Etc.
These results support the notion that the enhanced wintertime warming over high northern latitudes from 1965 to 2000 was mainly a reflection of unforced variability of the coupled climate system. Some of the simulations exhibit an enhancement of the warming along the Arctic coast, suggestive of exaggerated feedbacks. – Wallace et al.
Aus, S Africa to lead Green Climate Fund | Environment | BigPond News
It would receive and distribute $US100 billion that rich nations have pledged annually by 2020 to help poorer countries adapt to changing climate conditions and to move toward low-carbon economic growth...The board's members include a Chinese assistant finance minister, US
deputy assistant treasury secretary, Russian deputy chief in the
president's office, Danish central banker, Czech deputy finance
minister, Bangladeshi environment minister and Pakistani UN ambassador.  [Can we trust these people to spend $100 billion annually in such an intelligent way that more than $100 billion in CO2-induced bad weather is prevented each year?]

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