Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that have caught my eye these past several weeks.

Regional imprints of changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation [link]

A deadly summer in Africa [link]

**Abrupt Common Era hydroclimate shifts drive west Greenland ice cap change [link]

Emergence of representative signals for sudden stratospheric warmings [link]

Scientists now blame geothermal heat for melting Antarctic glaciers [link]

Large-scale atmospheric drivers of snowfall over Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica [link]

Confusion over ENSO and global warming: [link] [link] [link]

Constraining the date of a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean [link]

Contributions to Polar Amplification in CMIP5 and CMIP6 models [link]

Review of airborne transmission of respiratory viruses [link]

Atmospheric blocking and weather extremes over the Euro-Atlantic sector [link]

Ambiguous stability of glaciers at bed peaks [link]

Seasonal Arctic sea ice forecasting with probabilistic deep learning [link]

**An extremeness threshold determines the regional response of floods to changes in rainfall extremes [link]

Europe’s July Floods: So rare and extreme, they’re hard to study [link]

**The anti-greenhouse effect: Antarctic radiative and temperature response to a doubling of CO2 [link]

**High tide floods and storm surges during atmospheric river events on the west coast [link]

Biomass burning smoke and its influence on clouds [link]

Pielke Jr: Catastrophes of the 21st Century [link]

Radiative feedbacks on land surface change and associated precipitation shifts [link]

Co-occurrence of California drought and northeast Pacific marine heatwaves under climate change [link]

Coral reef islands are growing [link]

**Earth’s energy imbalance from the ocean perspective [link]

**Arctic ocean stratification set by sea level and freshwater inputs since the last ice age [link]

**’Recent Emergence of Arctic Amplification’ in the past century of the observational record. Using a large ensemble, we explore why Arctic Amplification didn’t occur for much of the past century [link]

** A simple explanation for declining phenological temperature sensitivity with warming [link]

**Lower peak for last interglacial ice melt and sea level rise [link]

Global-scale human impact on delta morphology has led to net land area gain [link]

Increasing probability of record shattering climate extremes [link]

**An evaluation of CMIP5 and CMIP6 climate models in simulating summer rainfall in the Southeast Asian monsoon domain [link]

The bushfires that ravaged Australia in 2019 and 2020 were so intense they actually cooled temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere last year [link]

Frequency of extreme precipitation increases extensively with event rareness under global warming [link]

Policy and technology

Farmers restore native grasslands as groundwater disappears [link]

Long duration energy storage: A blueprint for research and innovation [link]

MIT designed project achieves major advance towards fusion energy [link]

Australian startup is beating China to efficient and cheaper solar panels [link]

How Bangladesh transformed itself into a modern and resilient society [link]

Change of extreme snow events shaped the roof of traditional Chinese architecture in the past millennium [link]

Big carbon removal plant in Iceland [link]

Framing nature based solutions to climate change [link]

“Risk? Crisis? Emergency? Implications of the new climate emergency framing for governance and policy” [link]

Restoring coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico [link]

Major hurricanes can develop faster than cities can evacuate: we’re hitting the limits of hurricane preparedness [link]

Biden’s welcome hypocrisy on climate policy: The Paris Agreement has completely untethered the global climate discourse from actual policy-making.[link]

Economic development and declining vulnerability to climate-related disasters in China [link]

Cost of nonuniform climate policies [link]

The radical potential of nuclear fusion [link]

Federal regulators declare first-ever shortage on the Colorado River as water officials look toward a drier future. [link]

California’s NIMBY cities pushed millions of people into housing in fire hazard zones – and is now abandoning them. [link]

Advancing bipartisan decarbonization policies: lessons from state-level successes and failures [link]

Managing the political economy of limate change policies [link]

Wildfire burning is key to increasing biodiversity [link]

**Climate litigation has a big evidence gap [link]

Energy independence doesn’t mean what it used to [link]

A soil-science revolution upends plans to fight climate change [link]

Western drought highlights the need for action to reduce wildfire risk [link]

Potential CO2 removing from enhanced weathering by ecosystem responses to powdered rock [link]

Lomborg: Welfare in the 21st century: increasing development, reducing inequality the impat of climate change, and the cost of climate policies [link]

About science and scientists

**Ioannidis: How the pandemic is changing the norms of science.[link]

**Philospher Peter Boghossian resigns his faculty position: My university sacrificed ideas for ideology [link]

**Cancel culture in academia: The New Puritans [link]

**Dan Sarewitz: How good is science? [link]

The social science monoculture doubles down [link]

A postmodern inquisition: today’s activists closely resemble Gallileo’s inquisitors [link]

“water studies needs to confront the reality that it may be pursuing too many publications and not enough ideas” [link]

On scientists’ failure (refusal?) to acknowledge when they got it wrong. [link]

**Matt Ridley: How science lost the Public’s trust [link]

via Climate Etc.

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September 11, 2021 at 11:01AM

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