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I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn.

~W.H. Hudson
The Book of a Naturalist, 1919
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  • What do you need to know about climate?
    What do you need to know about climate in order to be in the best position to adapt to future change? This question was discussed in a European workshop on Copernicus climate services during a heatwave in Barcelona, Spain (June 12-14). The answer is not clear-cut, even after having some information about user requirements from […]

  • Why global emissions must peak by 2020
    (by Stefan Rahmstorf and Anders Levermann) In the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, the world?s nations have committed to ?holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels?. This goal is deemed necessary to […]

  • Unforced Variations: June 2017
    Absolutely nothing of consequence happening today in climate news. Can’t think of what people could discuss…

  • Nenana Ice Classic 2017
    As I’ve done for a few years, here is the updated graph for the Nenana Ice Classic competition, which tracks the break up of ice on the Tanana River near Nenana in Alaska. It is now a 101-year time series tracking the winter/spring conditions in that part of Alaska, and shows clearly the long term […]

  • Unforced Variations: May 2017
    This month’s open thread. Topics this month? What should a conservative contrarian be writing op-eds about that avoids strawman arguments, and getting facts wrong? What do you really think about geoengineering? Tracking the imminent conclusion of the Nenana Ice Classic (background)? Usual rules apply.