Too superficially explained by Michele Fieux et al –
A blue planet, by Catherine Jeandel and Pascale Delecluse (book p.22f)
Natural, an overview over the global ocean, which covers almost three-quarter of its surface, needs an early place in a book with 133 chapters and 323 pages. The authors got the place. They raise some principle facts, including that the oceans hold a huge volume of salt water: 1.4 billion cubic meters! Its average temperature is just 2 °C. The coldest temperatures are negative, because the salt in seawater means that it does not freeze until it reaches –1.9 °C.
If science talks about…
Understand the human contribution to sea level rise
Post: 22 May 2018
True but not acceptable if Prof. Fred Singer asserts: The sea is rising, but not because of Climate Change, and there is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher. In his recent WSJ essay (15 May 2018), also HERE and HERE, he writes:
Of all known and imagined consequences of climate change, many people fear sea-level rise most. But efforts to determine what causes seas to rise are marred by poor data and disagreements…
All war-churned water flow to the Arctic –
A proof how human has made climate!
Post: 14th April 2018 – Reference: http://www.arctic-heats-up.com/
Washington Post reported on 2 November 1922 based on information relayed by the American consul in Norway to the U.S. State Department in October 1922 and published in the Monthly Weather Review ( Fig. left), with the sensational hint that in 1918 a strong warming began – see last paragraph of extract (Fig. right and below):
Europe gets a cold spring due to churning the sea
Posted: 17th March 2018
Addendum 1st April 2018 + 4 Fig as it follows:
This post was about the presumed human impact on sea temperature condition in the North Sea and Baltic (below – 17.March). The status by the end of March indicates a serious connection. Shipping, fishery and off-shore windfarms should not be ignored when looking for reasons causing the late winter conditions as reported (Bloomberg):
“The chilly weather that has plagued much of Europe this month will continue into the start of April, but over…
Europe’s late winter – A case off-shore
Posted: 26th February 2018
Coldest spring weather since 2010 expected before first week of March, shouts out of the news media. Read what is at stake (below), but keep in mind that the current winter in Northern Europe had been extremely mild, to which shipping and the huge off-shore windfarms in the North- and Baltic Sea may have considerably contributed. The matter was thoroughly discussed in a paper-2016, and for example HERE-PDF. Any coffee stirred for too long gets cold. As soon as the reginal seas across Europe have lost too…
Reporting on weather/climate changes then and today.
Post 06 February 2018 by Dr. Arnd Bernaerts
About reporting weather news The New York Times (NYT) is unbeatable, at least in some cases. Nowadays it is about global climate change. Consider for example the recent paper concerning: “Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions”, by JUSTIN GILLIS Illustrations by JON HAN (Q&A, 2016). Or remember the blog: NYT- Dot Earth, excellently run by Andrew C. Revkin for nine years until 2016. All texts show a great commitment, thoroughness, and the willingness to get it right.…
What cooled Europe winter 1939/40 – Naval War
Post 28th January 2018
First there had been the extreme cold wave east of the Rocky Mountains around New Year’s Day few weeks ago. “This cold wave was exceptional,” said Gabe Vecchi, a geoscientist at Princeton University, “for being 7°F to 11°F colder than the coldest two weeks in recent decades and for occurring so early in the season, especially in light of the decrease in intensity and frequency of cold waves over the past century.” A study by the World Weather Attribution group analyzed weather records dating back to 1880…
U.S. Cold Snap New Year Day 2018
Posted: 03 January 2018 – Amended 06 January 2018 (below)
Is it worth to look at two events which have little more in common than their timing around New Year Day? Definitely not when taking the most obvious difference into account, as the first event World War II was in full swing for four months already.
The current cold snap started briefly before years end 2017 left the US shivering in record-breaking temperatures on New Year’ Day 2018 is expected to worsen in the coming…
Does fair reporting alone serve the truth? Not if one neglects the NYT Christmas story of 24th December 1939!
Posted: 21st December 2017