global warming

AS THE CLIMATE WARMS, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAKES MAY SPEND WINTERS ICE FREE

The first global estimate of how many lakes are likely to lose winter ice cover as the climate warms is not cheery.

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THE WEATHER OF THE FUTURE

I have just read The Weather of the Future:   Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet by Heidi Cullen, and I want everyone to read it. I’ve been following climate change closely and writing about its local impact for a while now. (see my posts: 6 […]

PUSH SOLAR PANEL COSTS DOWN

We don’t have to rip our mountains apart to power our toasters.  A terawatt is equal to one trillion watts, and the sun hits earth with 20 TW.  Our biggest power plants produce puny gigawatts of power a small fraction of  the terawatts that the sun is bathing the earth […]