Browsing the "data" Tag

string(0) "" Loading...

Cuomo resurrects the climate change committee nuked by Trump

Two years ago, when Donald Trump arrived at the White House with his machete, he whacked a number of advisory committees, including the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Its task had been to take data from the quadrennial National Climate Assessment mandated by Congress and turn it into policy suggestions for local governments and private […]

April 6th

Guest post: Why results from the next generation of climate models matter

The first results from a new generation of global climate models, which are valuable tools for understanding climate change, are now becoming available from climate research centres around the world. These new climate models make maximum use of advances in technology – such as increased supercomputing power – and feature many improvements in their treatment of Earth’s […]

March 22nd

Getting to the core of climate change denier’s favorite Greenland ice core graph

If you’ve spent any time in the deniersphere in the last decade, you’ve probably seen this graph purporting that according to ice core data, current temperatures in Greenland are much lower than historical ones. We have known this graph is wrong for a while, but considering it’s still being used, we thought we’d bring everyone’s attention to a new Carbon Brief factcheck. By […]

Don’t expect Trump to Tweet about today’s terrible jobs report (only 20k!)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the  private sector created 25,000 seasonally adjusted new nonfarm jobs in February against a loss 5,000 in the public sector, for a net gain of 20,000, the lowest tally since September 2017. The median forecast of new jobs by analysts surveyed by Bloomberg on Monday was 178,000. Anyone who worked even a single […]

March 8th

You think the Green New Deal is expensive? It’s LESS than the cost of “business as usual”

To hear the Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel tell it, the Green New Deal would spend trillions of dollars while eliminating jobs, travel, delicious food and family time. In the weeks since the introduction of the Green New Deal, much of the right-wing pushback has mirrored Strassel’s. Pundits have dismissed the projected costs and panicked […]

March 5th

Utilities shouldn’t build ONE MORE natural gas power plant. (The economic argument)

In a report entitled Reverse Power Flow released last year, ILSR warned that the widespread availability of affordable energy storage would have major implications for the electricity market, upending traditional planning. In particular, it suggested that new investments in fossil fuel power plants were likely a bad bet for electricity customers. By John Farrell Institute for […]

March 4th

Study finds 99.9999% chance humans are causing climate change. That’s not good enough for climate deniers.

A new comment paper published in Nature this week celebrates the 40th anniversary of three key pieces of climate science by crunching the numbers to determine that there is a 99.9999% chance that climate change is human caused. In other words, there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the warming we’ve observed is natural. By Climate Denier […]