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Dangerous Assumptions

November 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Recently I read an article in Nature that highlighted major issues with the IPCC report. This article is titled Dangerous Assumptions and written by Roger Pielke, Tom Wigley, and Christopher Green. The main argument put forward by the authors is that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assumes a large amount of spontaneous technological [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate · general interest · troposphere

Climate Change Timeline

June 13th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Recently I ran into an interesting website, www.eoearth.org. On this website there is various information and one page in particular talked about Climate Change (collection). While reading this webpage I ran into another link for a timeline. Well I do love my history so I clicked on it, it actually is quite informative and shows [...]

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Tags: climate

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

Where’d the rain go?

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

I presented Abrupt Changes in Rainfall During the Twentieth Century by Narisma, G. T. et al. for the ATOC Journal Club. The authors of this paper wanted to develop a method to identify abrupt decreases in rainfall between 1901 and 2000 using global observations, since there hadn’t been a study done on the droughts of [...]

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Tags: ATOC Journal Club · climate

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