Talking Summer Arctic Ice Melt 2019 Part Two

Lowest Sea-Ice Coverage at Minimum Ever Recorded? Speculation No More... "With sea-ice extent tracking near 2012 levels and atmospheric conditions conducive to rapid ice loss, it is tempting to speculate whether September extent will drop below the record low observed in 2012. A simple way to investigate this possibility is to project forward from this …

Key Indicators of Arctic Climate Change: 1971-2017

Environmental Research Letters Volume 14, Number 4 , [8APR19] Jason E Box1, William T Colgan1, Torben Røjle Christensen2,3, Niels Martin Schmidt2, Magnus Lund2,4, Frans-Jan W Parmentier3,5, Ross Brown6, Uma S Bhatt7, Eugénie S Euskirchen8, Vladimir E Romanovsky9, John E Walsh10, James E Overland11, Muyin Wang11,12, Robert W Corell13,14,15, Walter N Meier16, Bert Wouters17,18, Sebastian Mernild19,20,21, …

Live small. Think large.

Seattle’s in the upper 80s to low 90s outside, but a persistent mid-70’s inside. Doors closed. Thermopane window closed. Blinds closed. Prismatic polycarbonate static film on inside windows (see below, cost $45). No air-conditioning. No swamp-cooler. Science is not democracy. It’s science. The only sources of heat are humans, refrig, sunlight. Stop more IR from …

Mauna Kea

It was February 22, 2018 at 4:51 AM PST. This was a snow day in West Seattle.  White stuff litters all the streets and the construction sites nearby.  Schools are out for mid-Winter break until Monday. All quiet on the Western front here, as students remember their own in Florida. So, as clouds blot the …

The Artemis Gen

  Twelve (12) astronauts have landed on the Moon's surface. They were ALL men in All-Man crews.  They didn't stay.  They were all one-night stands.   This time, humanity must stay and build.  Not just for science, not just for what we can gain in technology, but because we are human we must explore and …

Stop It, America. Just Stop It. Stop Emitting Carbon Dioxide, for one.

  Everywhere I go in the Far West, Americans are writing off  that "other America" from the Mississippi River east, "Well, they deserve it," I hear a lot.  "They were told this would happen."  "They are the worst polluters, the largest producers of coal and crude oil."   "Why should we pay for their stupidity." Every …