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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

2018 was 4th hottest year ever – cue climate change deniers making laughable claims

Yesterday, NASA/NOAA announced that 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, making the past five years the hottest five on record. A graphic accompanying the story over at the New York Times makes the warming trend unmistakable, but it may also show deniers something they actually want to see. By Climate Denier Roundup Since it wasn’t the hottest […]

February 7th

Even Russia is planning on ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement (Hear that, Trump?)

Russia, one of the world’s highest-polluting hold-outs, has taken steps that could lead to ratification of the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile a key business group reversed its opposition. By Natalie Sauer Climate Home News Late last year, the country’s lead climate advisor Ruslan Edelgeriev released a statement flagging the preparation of a key report on the pros and cons […]

February 6th

Want to know the future of winter weather in the Midwest? Read NOAA’s Arctic report card.

Human-caused climate change is transforming the Arctic, both physically and biologically. Driving this transformation is the rapid warming of land and ocean temperatures. According to the 2018 Arctic Report Card, the annual average air temperature in the Arctic from October 2017 through September 2018 was the second-highest on record, behind the same period for 2015–2016. All […]

February 1st

Here we go again: ” If global warming is real, why is it so cold in Chicago?”

As young activists gather in cities around the world to demand political leaders take meaningful steps to curb global warming, weather, forecasters are predicting it will be warmer today in Antarctica than in Chicago. The record cold temperatures have prompted the alleged leader of the free world to tweet yet another dig at climate change, guffawing that […]

February 1st

Greenland’s ice is melting so fast, it’s raising sea levels NOW (not in 100 years)

Scientists monitoring sea level rise have often focused on Greenland’s southeast and northwest regions where the mammoth glaciers push towards the Atlantic Ocean and deposit iceberg-size chunks of ice. This was described as “a response to both oceanic and atmospheric forcings” and resulted, between 2000 to 2010, in ice loss being concentrated in the southeast and […]

January 28th

Arctic warming at twice the global rate (which could be bad for this winter’s weather)

It’s the 13th year of NOAA’s brilliant, visually beautiful, and timely Arctic Report Card. (Full 2018 PDF here.) The executive summary updates ongoing changes as it reflects on a range of land, ice, and ocean observations made throughout the Arctic during the 2018 calendar year. And they found evidence that warmer temperatures in the Arctic are driving more extreme weather events for […]

December 19th

Arrrrrgh. Trump, who took the side of the fires, plans to visit California survivors Saturday

Jerry Brown could do the Golden State one more good turn in these last two months of his fourth term as governor by hiding the welcome mat, meeting Trump at whichever airport he flies into, and sending him scuttling back to Mar-a-Lago. That would no doubt violate some rule of federal-state etiquette. “So, sue me,” Brown could say. The last thing we […]

November 16th