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Seasonal rains this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that rainfall for the next week should be seasonal, with most areas receiving between half an inch and 1.5 inches of rain. The driest part of the region will be a band stretching from Alabama to South Carolina along the coastal plain, with higher…
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Three myths about clean energy

I frequently get asked questions about questionable information that people have found online in social media and elsewhere on various aspects of climate science. Here is a good discussion of three myths related to clean energy and how understanding them can lead to a better understanding of climate science and…
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Map: World map of tree diversity

Here is a neat map which shows the range of tree diversity across the entire earth, as compiled by a combination of ground surveys and satellite scans. You can see many areas where there are no trees at all (deserts, American central plains, Arctic) and other areas where the variety…
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All drought is gone from the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that all drought has now been removed from the Southeast, leaving a small area of residual abnormally dry conditions along the east coast of the Florida peninsula. That may well be removed in the next week as they are forecast to get…
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