It’s official: the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has crunched the numbers and confirmed that yes, 2015 was the hottest month on record, and last month, December 2015, was the hottest single month ever recorded. What’s more, last year’s record-breaking global warmth was warmer than
The video below, produced by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, illustrates the change in arctic sea ice over the last generation – not just in surface extent, but also in thickness. Shifts in these measurements are subtle in the early years, so have the
“Climate change is not science. It’s religion.” — GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, October 29 2015 The latest data update from NOAA’s 1880-2015 temperature record is available. The following graph is drawn from that data, showing that of all the Novembers from all those years,
In Paris this week, political leaders from around the world are meeting to try to work out a deal to reduce the growth in greenhouse gas emissions. This year is set to be the hottest year ever recorded on Earth, and projections by scientists of
The National Snow and Ice Data Center has been tracking Arctic Ocean sea ice extent for many years, and yesterday released new data on the extent of Arctic sea ice, compared to the 1981-2000 average for this time of year: As you can see, the
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Jill Stein each have a plan for how to confront the growing crisis of climate change. The GOP frontrunners, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have no plan.
Three weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that global warming couldn’t possibly be real, because New York City was about to receive a “major freeze” that would be “weeks ahead of normal”. Actually, a freeze would have been just about a week ahead
If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change?
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bill Foster rose to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to add his two cents to a debate over a religion, science, and climate change. Foster told his colleagues in Congress, “Last week Pope Francis challenged us to take courageous
McMorris Rodgers has refused to support legislation that will alleviate suffering in Washington’s coastal communities.
So, President Barack Obama is taking a hike on a melting glacier in Alaska this week. That’s nice. He’s giving speeches about the urgency of addressing climate change. That’s nice. In 2008, though, Obama promoted ridiculous “clean coal” propaganda from the fossil fuels industry. In