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The Influence of Changes in Cloud Cover on Recent Surface Temperature Trends in the Arctic

April 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Atmospheric circulation and the global energy budget are largely influenced by surface temperature. Thompson and Wallace (1998) showed that the Arctic Oscillation (AO) is the principal component of the Northern Hemisphere sea level pressure poleward of 20°N and Thompson et al (2000) showed that the AO accounts for as much as 50% of the winter [...]

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Tags: global warming · MTR3440 · troposphere

Global Warming and Radiative Forcing

February 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

As I’m sure many of you are aware, the issue of global warming has been deeply embedded within the concerns of nations across the world. With an issue that is so widespread, you would think that the causes would be common knowledge to everyone. However, from my experience over the past few years, I have [...]

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Tags: global warming · MTR3440

The Tragedy of the Commons: Peak Oil and Climate Change

February 6th, 2008 · 10 Comments

“The Tragedy of the Commons” was published in Science in 1968 by Garrett Hardin. Hardin argued that some problems have “no technical solution”. A technical solution is something that can be solved by technology or the natural sciences, demanding no change in human values or ideas of morality. The problem Garrett was referring to was [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate · general interest · global warming

Year 2100: Yup, Even Hotter!

September 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Editor’s note:  We are proud to begin presenting summaries of the presentations made at the weekly ATOC Journal Club.  Below is the first posting, by Jason English, based on a talk he gave yesterday.  We hope these postings will serve as a useful forum for post-Journal Club discussions.  Enjoy!  -Sean In July, Chen et. al. [...]

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Tags: aerosols · ATOC Journal Club · climate · global warming · modeling · troposphere

E85 as a fuel? Bad. E85 (modified) as a drink? Bad. E85 is Bad.

May 4th, 2007 · 9 Comments

It’s spring. Terrible spring. I hate spring. This is when pollen resumes its course in making my life miserable. (I have *seasonal* allergies. It is worst in spring. Fortunately, I don’t have allergies in winter, when I’m most active.) Yesterday (May 3, 2007) on the ABC Evening New, there was a story about allergies and [...]

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Tags: general interest · global warming · health · Uncategorized