Review of the week – climate edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my attention in the past weeks

We found that ocean warming and ice shelf melting respond to long-term changes in the atmosphere – specifically, westerly winds in the Southern Hemisphere. [link]

The magic and mystery of chaos [link]

Explain extreme climate impacts from large population simulations – are they invisible or impractical? [link]

Past world economic production limits current energy demand [link]

Problems with datasets used to estimate trends in extreme precipitation [link]

Can ‘lost crops’ help us adapt to climate change? [link]

The role of the Pacific Decay Oscillator in driving US temperature predictability [link]

The Greenland ice sheet is melting from the inside out, as well as from the outside in.[link]

Earth’s melting glaciers contain less ice than scientists thought [link]

The Lancet: mortality due to suboptimal temperature. With warming, the largest drop in excess mortality occurred in Southeast Asia, while excess mortality fluctuated in South Asia and Europe. [link]

We provide new estimates of annual variation in superglacial lake areas and volumes around the entire East Antarctic Ice Sheet. [link]

Arctic glaciers and Holocene ice caps [link]

An overview article on rivers in the atmosphere [link]

Millions of historic monthly precipitation observations made in the UK and Ireland by citizen scientists [link]

What is the Carrington Event? [link]

Where did water from ancient rivers and lakes on Mars go? [link]

“Ocean surface warming and acidification driven by rapid carbon release precedes the Paleocene-Eocene Maximum” [link]

“… The share of CO2 in the atmosphere has decreased by 0.014 ± 0.010 decades -1 since 1959. This suggests that the combined land-ocean sink may have grown at least as rapidly as emissions caused by man-made” [link]

link between coastal sea and land #heatwaves around Australia. [link]

Transient response of sea level to external pressure [link]

Tropical methane emissions explain a large part of the recent global increase [link]

Ancient El Ninos reveals limits to future climate projections [link]

The potential for soil carbon storage in croplands to mitigate global warming is much smaller than previously suggested. [link]

Comparison of Holocene temperature reconstructions based on GISP2 . ice cores [link]

Net carbon sequestration has caught up with the increase in CO2 emissions [link]

The permafrost peatlands of Europe and Western Siberia will soon pass the moderate-to-high warming scenario climate threshold.

Differences in changes in precipitation characteristics in the United States [link]

Good article about cloud seeding [link]

Technology and policy

It’s time for rooftop solar to compete with other renewables [link]

India keeps extreme poverty below 1% despite pandemic [link]

US green supply chain rules set to not share and shake up the global economy [link]

Storage requirements in a 100% renewable power system: extreme events and year-to-year variation [link]

America’s approach to energy security is broken [link]

Extraction of rare earth elements from waste with a beam of heat [link]

Green energy becomes greener with how to recycle solar panels [link]

Why waterless cleaning of solar panels could be a big breakthrough for clean energy: [link]

Research indicates that human activities pose the greatest threat to coastlines with seagrass, savanna or coral reefs. The coastlines with deserts, forests and salt marshes would be slightly better. [link]

1.5 degree target is all but dead target [link]

Climate change adaptation challenges faced by farmers in least developed countries

German energy failure [link]

How to create America’s energy arsenal: a road map for energy security [link]

Exploiting energy needs [link]

Rising electricity bills threaten California’s climate goals [link]

Let them eat carbon: Reducing poverty by limiting investment in fossil fuels will not solve the problem of climate change, [link]

Question the expansion of cropland use for biofuels [link]

Disruption to hydrogen and helium supplies has resulted in the cancellation of conventional weather balloon launches [link]

We can’t wait for speculative technology to save us from climate change [link]

How not to interpret emissions scenarios in IPCC reports [link]

These energy innovations could change the way we mitigate climate change [link]

Factors promoting increased crop production [link]

Wind project developer charged in golden eagle death [link]

Brief carbon summary of the AR6 WGIII . report [link]

UK doubles nuclear power despite stiff opposition [link]

A new way to recycle plastic [link]

Climate is a risk factor for armed conflict [link]

Forests help reduce global warming in many ways [link]

“This paper explores the different effects on economic growth under IPCC scenarios that limit the increase in average global temperature by 2100 to 1.5oC. It found that the effects were generally small and in no case were ‘clean-up’ required. ” [link]

Life in the hottest city in the world [link]

SwissRe: update on global disaster damage (no trend since 1990) [link]

The Left’s climate textbooks are out of date [link]

Oceans + carbon removal: It’s complicated [link]

Replacing conventional irrigation with an efficient irrigation system can provide double benefits: improved water savings and reduced heat stress! For details, see our recent paper in The Future of the Earth (AGU):

Case for cold climate heat pump [link]

The wind and sun proponent’s arithmetic problem [link]

New type of UV lamp makes indoor air as safe as outdoor for airborne viruses [link]

Climate change is promoting the movement to build stormproof houses [link]

‘Climate-smart’ policies could boost crops in South Africa by up to 500% [link]

About science and scientists

Freedom of speech: a history from Socrates to social media [link]

New research has revealed fascinating details about #evolution of people living in Europe in #Neolithic The revolution and remarkable physiological changes they experienced in a short period of time.

Dinosaur Wars: the smallest feud in science [link]

Philosophers in academia: nostalgia for the ‘bad’ old days [link]

Against the sentinel of science [link]

What happens in our brain when we change our thinking [link]

What happens when scientists disagree? Scientific dissidents should be engaged, not suppressed [link[

Fascinating history of climate science in Russia [link]

Myside bias, rational thinking and intelligence [link]

Dissident Philosophers[[[link]

The future is very big: the long-term view of humanity’s past, present, and future [link]

Clues to past climates offer a new look at history [link]

Philosophers redefine equality [link]

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