Week in review – science and policy edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Urban Heat Island effect  in Hong Kong accounts for most ‘warming’ since 1970 [link] …

While the North Pole warms beyond the melting point, it’s freakishly cold in Siberia [link]

Where Trees Meet Tundra, Decoding Signals of Climate Change [link]

@richardabetts | What will the world actually look like at 1.5°C of warming? [link]

Just when you’ve thought that every conceivable angle has been covered…There is a major climate issue hiding in your closet: #FastFashion [link] …

New Research Shows Coral Reefs Will Handle Global Warming Just Fine [link]

Moss — yes, moss — could be part of the solution to air pollution in our towns and cities [link]

Which Coastal Cities Are at Highest Risk of Damaging Floods? [link]

“Deciphering deep ocean circulation changes between the present & the last glacial maximum”  [link]

New #JHydrometeor study suggests more/stronger large-scale baroclinic events as reason for precip increase in NE US: [link]

Recent increases in the retreat rate of chalk cliffs in southern England [link]

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. Scientist Peter Wadhams explains: [link]

Advancing #Polar Prediction Capabilities on Daily to Seasonal Time Scales @ametsoc [link] …

“Southern Ocean absorbed much of excess heat and carbon generated by humanity” [link]

Here is the most recent paper on measures of hurricane wind and resulting damage: link]

Evidence that ocean patterns – via their cloud impact – explains decadal variability in global warming [link]

 New paper  explains the 2-3 delay between Kelvin wave convection and tropical cyclogenesis: [link]


Marine Corps University Journal: Special Issue on Climate Change & Policy [link]

Why it’s time to radically overhaul UN climate summits [link]

How Climate Change May Speed Democratic Turnover, and Beyond a “Naïve” Understanding of Drought and Conflict [link]

Annual Climate Poker: UN Talks Tangle Over Cash [link]

Worth reading re use carrots not sticks to keep US in Paris Climate Agreement [link]

Washington state carbon tax initiative voted down: Was opposed by leading environmentalist groups [link]

Science in the Age of Trump

Who will advise Trump on science? [link]

Trump takes aim at NASA’s climate budget [link]

NASA under Trump [link]

Science wars in the age of Donald Trump [link]

The Higgs boson versus Donald Trump [link]

An open letter from and to female scientists [link]

Students’ temper tantrum over Trump [link] …

American Physical Society retracts Trump-friendly press release  [link]

About science, scientists and academia

Why scientists need training in diplomacy and viceversa? [link] …

The Harvard Crimson gets it exactly right on viewpoint diversity: [link] …

Pielke Jr and Wikileaks: How climate campaigners drove out a moderate climate researcher [link]

Marshall Shepherd: When Does Skepticism Become Bias In Science? [link]

How Infantilized Campuses Threaten Our Nation’s Future [link]

Good news: Treatment may become available for terrifed climate activists [link]

“The mathematics of science’s broken reward system” [link]

How the Charles Koch Foundation aims to be a leader in higher education philanthropy [link]

Pro-Publica cracks open the seamy and lucrative world of academic economists for hire–and names names.[link]

Why science couldn’t predict a Trump presidency [link]



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