Analysis of Historical Weather Data for Los Angeles, CA

This post explores historical weather data from Los Angeles, California over the period of 1906 to the present using Pandas and Matplotlib. The data in the post was collected from the National Centers for Environmental Information website and is available for download here. Organizing the data by year, an animation of the max temperatures throughout […]

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Trump Dismisses Global Warming; AI Seeks Solution

If Artificial Intelligence (AI) were running the US, it’s unlikely it would abandon the Paris Climate Agreement — rather it would continue working on the climate change challenges facing our planet. President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement was expected. Trump has repeatedly called global warming a “hoax,” and had […]

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Freeman Dyson: Heretical Thoughts About Science and Society

Freeman Dyson with dry wit and self-effacing good humor explains that by heretical he means ideas that go against prevailing dogmas, and that in his self-appointed role as heretic, he is unimpressed by conventional wisdom. Hosted by Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on November 1, 2005. Advertisements

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478 ppm

Climate Change: Plants Choke on too Much Carbon By Brian Stallard Jun 15, 2015 03:12 AM EDT CO2 is plant food Earth’s current atmospheric CO2 concentration is almost 390 parts per million (ppm).  Adding another 300 ppm of CO2 to the air has been shown by literally thousands of experiments to greatly increase the growth […]

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Ocean Climate

Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth‘s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.[2] Seawater is slightly basic (meaning pH > 7), and the process in question is a shift towards pH-neutral conditions rather than a transition to acidic conditions (pH < 7).[3] Ocean alkalinity […]

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Climate is the long term patern

Published on Oct 4, 2013 This edition of COSMIC JOURNEYS explores the still unfolding story of Earth’s past and the light it sheds on the science of climate change today. While that story can tell us about the mechanisms that can shape our climate. it’s still the unique conditions of our time that will determine […]

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STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM, previously SMET) is an acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of science[note 1], technology, engineeringand mathematics.[1] The term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and […]

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Copenhagen Accord

The concept “Anthropocene” was originally proposed as a geological epoch in which humans have become a dominant driver of Earth System change (Crutzen, 2002). In recent years, the use of the term has broadened to signify (1) the novelty of the time period in which humans find themselves as a result of this; (2) the […]

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Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of GHG emissions in the atmosphere as a result of more than 150 years of […]

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a transition to decarbonization

A ‘perfect’ agreement in Paris is not essential Success at the latest climate talks will be a recognition by the world’s nations that incremental change will not do the job, says Johan Rockström. 25 November 2015 It would be dangerous to allow ‘success’ to be reduced to a low level of political achievement so that […]

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