Author: Zeke Hausfather

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State of the data: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record

This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020 is likely to see neutral El Niño/La Niña conditions that will play little-to-no role in boosting annual temperatures. By Zeke Hausfather The first three months of 2020 were the second warmest on record, behind […]

May 4th

How ‘carbon-cycle feedbacks’ could make global warming worse

Scientists making climate-change projections have to deal with a number of uncertainties. The amount of global warming will depend on the magnitude of future emissions, which, in turn, depends on how society grows and develops. The rate of warming will also depend on how sensitive the climate is to increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. By Zeke Hausfather, Carbon Brief’s climate […]

April 18th

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2019

All of the official climate data for 2019 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the planet’s oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature. By Zeke Hausfather CarbonBrief A number of records for the Earth’s climate were set in 2019: It was the second or […]

January 21st

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature of the planet. By Zeke Hausfather CarbonBrief A number of […]

January 22nd