Teething troubles. . .
Nature's Climate Feedback is relaunching
Coming up for two weeks in, a few words about this blog and its somewhat chequered early career.somewhat along lines that Eli and the mice suggested, but of course with some differences. Anyone who listened only to small furry animals should rent space between their ears, but we are cute. Their intention is
. . . to offer a wide range of interesting, if controversial, views and in doing so, to represent a diversity of expert opinions over time. News travels fast in the blogosphere, however, and our somewhat unclear beginnings did not go unnoticed. As a result we found that some researchers who had previously offered themselves as willing bloggers no longer wished to make that offer, leading us, as William noted, to revise our “core contributors” list to “recent contributors”, just listing those who had posted on the site to date.Anyhow, take Olive Heffernan up on her suggestion
This change also reflects our intention to broaden our blogging base;
We remain open to suggestions from you all about how to make the blog a useful addition to one of the world’s most pressing conversations. We look forward to many fruitful discussions on climate change in our journals and others, in the news, and in the world at large.but, please remember to play nice (or was that mice?).
UPDATE: On the other hand,
The Importance of the Development Pathway in the Climate Debatebut who ever heard of a one handed climate science blog?
Posted by Olive Heffernan on behalf of Roger Pielke Jr.
Today I am testifying before the House Committee on Science and Technology of the U.S. Congress. In my testimony I argue that we should pay attention to development paths in addition to the mitigation of greenhouse gases. You can see my testimony in full here
Global climate change and hurricanesA Rabett could get whiplash on that blog if they keep this up. . . .
Posted by Olive Heffernan on behalf of Kevin Trenberth
There seems to be general agreement on these points, yet the whole issue of Atlantic hurricanes is mired in controversy over the role of global warming. It is not a disagreement that SSTs are higher but rather whether the warming is due to natural processes such as the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation or global warming. To the public, the result is the same for now. To me this is obvious: global warming is “unequivocal” to quote the recent IPCC Working Group I report and global SSTs have increased about 0.6 degrees C. In the last half century this warming is associated with increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It is not possible that the Atlantic has escaped from this warming.