Tagged: extremes

Beatin’ the heat: cut carbon or we’re cooked - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 23, 2013

The area of land affected by extreme heatwaves is expected to double by 2020 and quadruple by 2040, and there’s no way we can stop it happening according to a new paper by Dim Coumou and Alexander Robinson – Historic and future increase in the global land area affected by monthly heat extremes (Environmental Research […] … Read More

Planet waves, and the big heat - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 02, 2013

It’s certainly hot in the southwestern USA at the moment — a dome of heat has established itself under a persistent high pressure ridge, and temperatures are pushing up towards all-time highs. Wildfires are running out of control. One caused the tragic death of 19 firefighters at Yarnell Hill in Arizona yesterday. One more extreme […] … Read More

I think it’s going to rain today (when it’s wet, it’s very very wet) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 23, 2013

I took Rosie the truffle machine for a walk around the farm just before dark yesterday. We were both a bit stir-crazy after four days of cold, cold rain and a couple of days of screaming southerlies that brought snow to our hills. The ground passed field capacity at the beginning of last week, when [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #33: Salinger, carbon carnage and recursive fury - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 08, 2013

In this week’s news-packed edition of The Climate Show we have an exclusive interview with Jim Salinger, probably New Zealand’s highest profile climate scientist, talking about extremes and the shape of things to come. John Cook discusses his new paper with Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on [...] … Read More

Climate Show New Year podcast special: where it’s at and where it’s going - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 05, 2013

Here’s the podcast you’ve all been waiting for — The Climate Show New Year special. Glenn and Gareth review the big climate stories of 2012, discuss at the big picture post Doha, and peek into their transcontinental Skype-powered crystal ball to prognosticate on the next 12 months. The three sections were recorded shortly before Christmas [...] … Read More

Signing up to nonsense: denialists plot letter to UN secretary general - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 29, 2012

People send me stuff. Imagine my surprise when this morning’s mail included the text of a round robin email from Tom Harris — the Canadian PR man who heads the Heartland-funded denialist lobby group the International Climate Science Coalition [full text here]. It gives an interesting insight to how these groups work behind the scenes. [...] … Read More

Going to Extremes - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 12, 2012

Amidst the scarcely believable frenzy of climate change denial which has taken hold in sectors of American politics, to say nothing of the equally scarcely believable silence from the White House, we need to be reminded that there are sane and steady political voices in that country, however difficult it is for them currently to […] … Read More

Why Arctic sea ice shouldn’t leave anyone cold - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 26, 2012

In this guest post Neven Acropolis, the man behind the excellent Arctic Sea Ice blog, looks at the reasons why we need to pay attention to the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Arctic sea ice became a recurrent feature on planet Earth around 47 million years ago. Since the start of [...] … Read More