Cure Worse Than Disease?

Trenberth and Dai in GRL argue that injection of aerosol into the upper atmosphere reduces the vigor of the hydrological cycle, and thus is not a good compensation for greenhouse gas forcing. Even the abstract is behind the firewall! (That seems a bit counterproductive on any model of scientific publishing.) Here is the abstract:

Effects of Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption on the hydrological cycle as an analog of geoengineering

Kevin E. [more]

unusual Texas meteorology (Austin Statesman)

Here’s a little more detail on our atypical summer from our local daily news source, the Statesman. (Note, if you are visiting from the Future, welcome. Sorry that these stories may already have expired. I hope you are comfortably cool and dry in the Future.)

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/06/29/0629junerain.html

“June comes in as the third- or fourth-wettest month of the year,” said Lower Colorado River Authority meteorologist Bob Rose. [more]