Climate scientist at NASA GISS. Climate change, theory of how atmospheres work, exoplanets. I play & study poker too. Dabble in random politics and philosophy

New York, NY
Joined April 2013
This is the greatest thing I’ve ever read. Also puts a dent in these catastrophic arguments that humanity will go out with a bang.
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I think it would boost public morale to include 5 random golden tickets to a chocolate factory in these at-home free government Covid tests.
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This is one of those things that makes for a clever soundbyte for the uninitiated, but no one actually believes. You can’t believe it and get by in life, as so many things exhibit chaos and yield bounded and highly predictable gross behavior. Boiling water.
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🌋 What do we know of the climate effects of large explosive volcanic eruptions? This thread is based on the 2021 @IPCC_CH, climate report, on the physical science basis of climate change ipcc.ch/report/AR6/WG1 ⬇️🧶 (1/...)
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Many countries have adopted net-zero commitments later this century. In most cases these apply to all GHGs, not just CO2, and are structured using 100-year global warming potentials (GWP-100). It turns out this choice effectively commits countries to a lot of carbon removal. 1/
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New Relationship Energy- fuzzy feelings toward seeing someone new, but also starting a new science project, starting new scripts from scratch, and setting up those new simulations.
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Our State of the Climate 2021 is out! carbonbrief.org/state-of-the… ⬆ 5th or 6th highest surface temps ⬆ Warmest summer on land ⬆ Warmest year for 25 countries + 1.8 billion people ⬆ Record ocean heat ⬆ Record high GHGs ⬆ Record high sea levels ⬇ Record low glacier mass 1/18
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Volcanic eruptions are really cool and important. For climate impacts, though, they are almost at “it’s aliens” level. Not quite, but you’re usually disappointed.
Replying to @simoncarn
First look at SO₂ in the Jan 15 #eruption cloud measured by @eumetsat MetOp/GOME-2. So far, the SO₂ columns do not appear to be extreme; generally <20 Dobson Units (DU). For a Pinatubo-scale event we'd expect SO₂ columns >100 DU. More data soon. Source: sacs.aeronomie.be/nrt
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An interesting—and probably unanswerable—question is whether the red curve would have been any different in the absence of all the listed events. And if so, by how much.
The rate of increase is accelerating. Along with the increase in deforestation, habitat loss, species loss, development, extraction, destruction, pollution,... up up up we go, into extinction. I'm placing my bets on a high of 422 for May '22. It's all connected.
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Other people are nicer than me
NEW: I looked at some reactions to the bold call for a climate science strike from @iain_white and colleagues. With exclusive comment from @ProfMarkMaslin, plus responses from @benmsanderson, @Natalya_Gallo, @CColose, @GeorginaCundil1 & @anoopsmahajan forbes.com/sites/davidrvette…
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Climate twitter- where can I find which cmip6 model contributions extended runs significantly beyond 2100?
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#DontLookUp would have been more complete though if someone mentioned astrophysicists not doing anymore research until people looked up.
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Nothing says fixing the science-social contract like stopping people’s careers and knowledge production, and waiting for action from other people…that will show ‘em 🧐😏🙄
New paper on climate inaction 'The Tragedy of Climate Change Science' in @ClimDevJournal with Prof Bruce Glavovic & Prof Tim Smith. Probably the most difficult paper we've ever written, in part due to putting into words a growing dissatisfaction that has lasted our entire careers
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K? I don’t get it.
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This stuff is endlessly frustrating. Countless people, including early career and science-passionate people are working endlessly to improve understanding at many frontiers. This isn’t the first “stop climate research” call, which doesn’t follow and makes no sense.
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C’mon little guy - you can do it!! nitter.fdn.fr/buitengebieden_/…
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Fun answers in this thread. Here was mine anyway
Why is it cold on top of mountains?
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YOU GUYS. COME ON. @NASA's social media team is KILLING IT 😂💀
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