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Global warming edges closer to Paris Agreement 1.5C limit

The latest forecast (pdf) from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggests that over the next five years there is a 24% chance of the global average temperature exceeding 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for at least one year. Prof Richard Betts, MBE Carbon Brief While this is another reminder of the Earth’s rising temperatures, it is important to note that […]

July 10th

As the Arctic burns, the global climate is once again pushing into “Hottest Year Ever” territory

The unprecedented heat and fires that ravaged Siberia last month came at the tail end of a 12-month period that European researchers revealed Tuesday effectively tied with the hottest year on record based on global surface temperatures, bolstering calls from activists for international bodies and governments across the globe to take immediate action to tackle the climate […]

July 8th

100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer put an exclamation point on an astonishing transformation of the Arctic environment that’s been underway for about 30 years. By Mark Serreze, University of Colorado Boulder The Conversation As long ago as the 1890s, scientists […]

June 26th

‘This scares me,’ says Bill McKibben as Arctic hits 100.4°F—hottest temperature in human history

A small Siberian town north of the Arctic Circle reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, a figure that—if verified—would be the highest temperature reading in the region since record-keeping began in 1885.”This scares me, I have to say,” environmentalist and co-founder Bill McKibben tweeted in response to news of the record-breaking reading in Verkhoyansk, […]

June 22nd

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