Author Archives: BrainiYak

Warming from anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions — adds water to the troposphere — which makes for yet more warming, say climate models — But . . . Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Eui-Seok Chung, Brian Soden, B. J. Sohn, and Lei Shi, Upper-tropospheric moistening in response to anthropogenic warming, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409659111 (early edition, 28 July 2014) Citation — to press release Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, New Study Confirms Water Vapor as Global Warming Amplifier, University […]

A reminder of our stupidity as a species — the National Academy of Sciences has to remind us that the nuclear industry should stay on top of the safety-related information that might change the foreseeably unsafe way that we operate Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to report Committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants; Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (NRSB); Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS); National Research Council, Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear […]

Evolution of Cryptococcus gattii — from neurological disease agent in South America — to a pulmonary one in the American Pacific Northwest — demonstrates the kind of medical threat that biological change can pose 0

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study David M. Engelthaler, Nathan D. Hicks, John D. Gillece, Chandler C. Roe, James M. Schupp, Elizabeth M. Driebe, Felix Gilgado, Fabian Carriconde, Luciana Trilles, Carolina Firacative, Popchai Ngamskulrungroj, Elizabeth Castañeda, Marcia dos Santos Lazera, Marcia S. C. Melhem, Åsa Pérez-Bercoff, Gavin Huttley, Tania C. Sorrell, Kerstin Voelz, […]

Higher resolution NOAA climate model — suggests that southwestern Australia drying is due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases and ozone thinning — not volcanic emissions or changes in solar radiation 0

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Thomas L. Delworth and Fanrong Zeng, Regional rainfall decline in Australia attributed to anthropogenic greenhouse gases and ozone levels, Nature Geoscience, DOI:10.1038/ngeo2201 (online, 13 July 2014) Citation — to press release Monica Allen, New NOAA climate model shows Australia’s long-term rainfall decline due to human-caused climate change, […]

Bolivian Andes atmospheric ultraviolet measurements set record high 0

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Nathalie A. Cabrol, Uwe Feister, Donat-Peter Häder, Helmut Piazena, Edmond A. Grin, and Andreas Klein, Record solar UV irradiance in the tropical Andes, Frontiers in Environmental Science, DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2014.00019 (08 July 2014) Citation — to press release Frontiers, Record levels of solar ultraviolet on Earth’s surface measured […]