An assessment of recent and future temperature change over the Sichuan Basin, China, using CMIP5 climate models

first_imgThe Sichuan basin is one of the most densely populated regions of China, making the area particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts associated with future climate change. As such, climate models are important for understanding regional and local impacts of climate change and variability, like heat stress and drought. In this study, climate models from phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) are validated over the Sichuan basin by evaluating how well each model can capture the phase, amplitude, and variability of the regionally observed mean, maximum, and minimum temperature between 1979 and 2005. The results reveal that the majority of the models do not capture the basic spatial pattern and observed means, trends, and probability distribution functions. In particular, mean and minimum temperatures are underestimated, especially during the winter, resulting in biases exceeding −3°C. Models that reasonably represent the complex basin topography are found to generally have lower biases overall. The five most skillful climate models with respect to the regional climate of the Sichuan basin are selected to explore twenty-first-century temperature projections for the region. Under the CMIP5 high-emission future climate change scenario, representative concentration pathway 8.5 (RCP8.5), the temperatures are projected to increase by approximately 4°C (with an average warming rate of +0.72°C decade−1), with the greatest warming located over the central plains of the Sichuan basin, by 2100. Moreover, the frequency of extreme months (where mean temperature exceeds 28°C) is shown to increase in the twenty-first century at a faster rate compared to the twentieth centurylast_img read more

Clarissa: My day with Michelle

first_imgIt was quite secretive – I was told not to tell anyone about it so I didn’t. I got an email from the White House just asking whether I’d be interested in meeting the First Lady and when the White House comes aknockin’ you don’t say no! It was very West Wing.It was quite secretive – I was told not to tell anyone about it so I didn’t. I got an email from the White House asking whether I’d be interested in meeting the First Lady and when the White House comes aknockin’ you don’t say no! It was very West Wing.It was bizarre being held up as a role model, nobody thinks about themselves in that way. But I think it was such a good experience for the girls. There’s so much in the press about the type of background university applicants do or don’t come from, but when I was speaking to them it was great to hear that they thought their grades were the issue, rather than where they were from. That wasn’t even a factor. They were so curious about Oxford. We visited some renowned female professors and there was a real focus on female leadership. I think Mrs Obama translated that into her speech when she talked about solodarity amongst women. I couldn’t get over the symbolism of the day: Mrs Obama behind a podium with all these portraits of dead white men hanging up behind her and such a strong female gathering in front of her.When I spoke to Mrs Obama,  she was gracious and loving and told me how amazing and interesting she thought I was. I just thought ‘No, I’m the one who’s amazed!’ What I really took away from the day was what she said about deconstructing labels. There’s so much stress on how it doesn’t matter what background you’re from and that’s true – obviously, people like her and her husband are testimony to that – but she was so interested in what people think about themselves as opposed to what other people say about them. That message of solidarity, being confident and believing in yourself was the most important. thing. Once you know who you are you can do anything. It was quite secretive – I was told not to tell anyone about it so I didn’t. I got an email from the White House asking whether I’d be interested in meeting the First Lady and when the White House comes aknockin’ you don’t say no! It was very West Wing.It was bizarre being held up as a role model, nobody thinks about themselves in that way. But I think it was such a good experience for the girls.There’s so much in the press about the type of background university applicants do or don’t come from, but when I was speaking to them it was great to hear that they thought their grades were the issue, rather than where they were from. That wasn’t even a factor. They were so curious about Oxford.We visited some renowned female professors and there was a real focus on female leadership. I think Mrs Obama translated that into her speech when she talked about solodarity amongst women.I couldn’t get over the symbolism of the day: Mrs Obama behind a podium with all these portraits of dead white men hanging up behind her and such a strong female gathering in front of her.When I spoke to Mrs Obama,  she was gracious and loving and told me how amazing and interesting she thought I was.I just thought ‘No, I’m the one who’s amazed!’ What I really took away from the day was what she said about deconstructing labels.There’s so much stress on how it doesn’t matter what background you’re from and that’s true – obviously, people like her and her husband are testimony to that – but she was so interested in what people think about themselves as opposed to what other people say about them.That message of solidarity, being confident and believing in yourself was the most important. thing. Once you know who you are you can do anything.last_img read more

Welcoming the New Year and Celebrating our Accomplishments

first_img By: Governor Tom Wolf Welcoming the New Year and Celebrating our Accomplishments December 31, 2016 2016 In Review,  The Blog,  Videos,  Year in Review center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Today as we close out 2016, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year’s day and look back at what we’ve achieved in the past 12 months.I’ve traveled to every corner of Pennsylvania to listen to you and your neighbors about how state government can get back on track and make real progress for working class families. I have heard your voices loud and clear: We need to reform state government, make schools better for our kids, and create good-paying jobs that support our families.So that’s what I did.We’re all tired of Harrisburg ignoring the working and middle class —which is why I’ve fought to increase wages and make investments in programs and projects that will create good, family-sustaining jobs.I’ve secured an additional $640 million in funding for education to restore the cuts made in the previous administration and implemented a fair funding formula to make sure all of our children are getting the education they deserve, no matter what their zip code is.I’ve also expanded health care access for nearly 700,000 Pennsylvanians and secured funding and bipartisan legislative reforms to fight the opioid and heroin crisis.We’ve legalized medical marijuana and ride-sharing across Pennsylvania. We’ve reformed our liquor system for the first time since Prohibition – making wine available in your grocery stores and six-packs available at your local gas station to increase customer convenience.So today, I’d like to wish all Pennsylvanians a very happy New Year’s Day and let you know that in 2017 and beyond, you can count on me to fight for you.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Anderson Silva net worth, UFC last fight, retirement and personal details

first_imgAlso Read l Anderson Silva UFC, Anderson Silva retirement: Silva’s Leg Injury Was So Horrific That Eminem Talked About It Anderson Silva net worth: Anderson Silva’s personal lifeAnderson Silva got married to his long-time girlfriend Dayane Silva in 2017. Since then, the two have welcomed three sons and two daughters in their family. Though Silva doesn’t like talking about his personal life in public, it is reported that his wife is a former gymnast.Also Read l Anderson Silva UFC, Anderson Silva retirement: Top 5 Brutal Knockouts In The Decade Ft. SilvaImage credits: UFC.com Also Read l Anderson Silva UFC, Anderson Silva retirement: McGregor Accepts Silva’s ChallengeAnderson Silva last fight: Spider could face Uriah HallAfter Dana White’s Contender Series 29, the UFC chief spoke to the media and revealed that the company is currently working on a fight for Anderson Silva which could take place later this year. Although Dana White said he’s under the impression that the upcoming fight will be Silva’s last, he wants to leave that announcement up to Silva. When asked who the Spider will face in his supposed last match, Dana White stopped short of revealing a name. However, on some follow-up questions, White took Uriah Hall’s name. “We’re talking about putting him in a very competitive fight that should be fun. … Uriah Hall,” White said. WATCH US LIVE Adil Khan First Published: 19th August, 2020 20:10 IST Written By “He will fight again. I met with his managers the other day. This will be his last fight. This will be his last fight. I think he’s going to retire. That’s not our business. That’s up to him. That’s up to him. Let him do this the way he wants to do it.” Last Updated: 19th August, 2020 20:10 IST Anderson Silva Net Worth, UFC Last Fight, Retirement And Personal Details Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva made around $18 million in 2020. Dana White claimed that they are currently working on Silva’s last fight.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Anderson Silva net worth 2020: $18 million (as per middleeasy) Anderson Silva net worth 2019: $18 million (as per Sportskeeda) Anderson Silva net worth 2018: $17 million (as per Forbes) Anderson Silva is arguably one of the greatest fighters to ever land a blow in the UFC octagon. In over a decade in the UFC, ‘The Spider’ has made and broken multiple UFC records. Silva is a former UFC middleweight champion and still holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. During his dominating reign (2006 to 2013), Anderson Silva created a UFC record by winning 16 matches in succession. Though Anderson Silva isn’t taking too many fights these days, he still remains one of the highest-earning fighters in the promotion.Also Read l Anderson Silva UFC, Anderson Silva retirement: Silva Hints At Potential Fight Against McGregorAnderson Silva net worth: Fifth richest UFC fighter in 2020According to a list created by middleeasy, Anderson Silva ranked fifth in the list of richest UFC fighters in 2020, right next to Conor McGregor ($120 million), Georges St. Pierre ($30 million), Brock Lesnar ($28 Million) and BJ Penn ($22 million). The website claimed that the future Hall of Famer made around $18 million in 2020. Reports claim that his net worth includes the remuneration of contracts, brand endorsements and personal investments. Sportskeeda states that Anderson Silva earns close to $600,000 per fight and an extra $200,000 on picking up a victory. COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more