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With climate models predicting less snow, ski areas seek to adapt | Business

SPOKANE, Wash. – This winter should be good, with a 70-80% chance that a La Niña will bring buckets of snow. If that happens, skiers and boarders will be thrilled, especially after a lackluster winter last year. The millions of dollars that local ski resorts have invested in improvements will start to pay off. But […]

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Record temperatures in Montana could impact drought, predicted by climate models

MISSOULA – We have reached the first of December and it is quite hot outside. Maximums in Missoula are in the upper 1950s (forecast Wednesday morning, temperatures will eventually reach the 1960s in Missoula), which is significantly higher than normal temperatures in the 1930s. So what’s up with this hot weather? “Kind of like we […]

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With climate models predicting less snow, local ski areas seek to adapt

This winter is shaping up to be good, with a 70 to 80% chance that a La Niña will bring buckets of snow. If that happens, skiers and snowboarders will be thrilled, especially after a lackluster winter last year. The millions of dollars that local ski resorts have invested in improvements will start to pay […]

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Defective climate models? The Arctic Ocean started to warm decades earlier than expected

An international group of researchers has pieced together the recent history of warming oceans at the gateway to the Arctic Ocean in a region called the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, and found that the Arctic Ocean has been warming for a long time. longer than previous recordings suggested. Credit: Sara Giansiracusa The Arctic […]

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Climate models are becoming more and more critical: Aeolus

Insurance and reinsurance companies are naturally at the forefront of understanding climate change risk, and as the debate about climate and resilience intensifies around the world, climate models are becoming increasingly in addition, according to Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. Artemis, our sister site focused on Insurance Related Securities (ILS), recently hosted a live interview with […]

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Climate models indicate potential for La Niña rain

THE likelihood of above-average precipitation in northern and eastern Australia during the summer has increased, with the Bureau of Meteorology today declaring that a La Niña has developed in the Pacific Ocean . The office said La Niña is part of a cycle known as El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a natural change in ocean temperatures […]

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Aeolus Capital Management on the importance of climate models: Interview

For our latest Artemis Live video interview, we explored the importance of climate risk models in managing reinsurance and insurance-related securities (ILS) portfolios, with senior executives from Aeolus Capital Management.Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. is an investment fund manager specializing in reinsurance and retrocession that largely targets exposure to real estate catastrophes in its underwriting. As […]

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Climate models overlook benefits of ‘warming’ CO2, says statistician

Rather than relying on models of climate change that could be the basis for extensive and costly regulations, policymakers should instead question these models, focusing on the legitimacy of their underlying assumptions. That’s what the Heritage Foundation’s chief statistician said at a recent climate change conference in Las Vegas leading up to the international summit […]

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NASA selects new mission to study storms and impacts on climate models

INCUS aims to directly explain why convection storms, heavy precipitation, and clouds occur exactly when and where they form. The survey stems from the 2017 Decennial Earth Sciences Survey of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which presents ambitious but essential research and observation directions. “In a changing climate, more precise information about […]