09 Jan '12, 4pm

Climate News Recap:

The cause of this warm first half of winter is the most extreme configuration of the jet stream ever recorded, as measured by the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). The Arctic Oscillation (AO) , and its close cousin, the North Atlantic Oscillation (which can be thought of as the North Atlantic's portion of the larger-scale AO), are climate patterns in the Northern Hemisphere defined by fluctuations in the difference of sea-level pressure in the North Atlantic between the Icelandic Low and the Azores High. The AO and NAO have significant impacts on winter weather in North America and Europe--the AO and NAO affect the path, intensity, and shape of the jet stream, influencing where storms track and how strong these storms become. During December 2011, the NAO index was +2.52 , which was the most extreme difference in pressure between Iceland and the Azores ever observed in Dec...

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The Next Ice Age and the Anthropocene

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Interesting. David Archer and [Andrey] Ganopolski, back in 2004 [“A movable trigger: Fossil fuel CO2 and the onset of the ...

The Next Ice Age and the Anthropocene

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Interesting. David Archer and [Andrey] Ganopolski, back in 2004 [“A movable trigger: Fossil fuel CO2 and the onset of the ...

The Next Ice Age and the #Anthropocene: #agw

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Dot Earth Blog: The Next Ice Age and the Anthro...

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Interesting. David Archer and [Andrey] Ganopolski, back in 2004 [“A movable trigger: Fossil fuel CO2 and the onset of the ...

Dot Earth Blog: The Next Ice Age and the Anthro...

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Interesting. David Archer and [Andrey] Ganopolski, back in 2004 [“A movable trigger: Fossil fuel CO2 and the onset of the ...

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Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability News: U.S. weighs retaliation over Europe carbon tax

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Media Coverage of Climate Change Continued to Plummet in 2011

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Global Government: The Third Ring in the Climat...

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During his 2008 campaign, President Obama made his support of climate-change interventions clear, stating that his preside...