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June 2014 was the 3rd warmest June on Record for Planet Earth

“What Global Warming?” — Investor’s Business Daily editorial, April 30 2014.

What global warming? This global warming:

NASA’s Goddard Institue for Space Studies has released updated temperature data to include readings through June 2014, readings taken from weather stations around the globe. These records indicate the following:

Winter 2014 was the seventh warmest Winter for [...]

The Twenty Coldest Years, The Twenty Hottest Years

The twenty hottest and the twenty coldest years in NASA’s global record of direct temperature readings from 1880-2013:

The 20 Coldest Years 1. 1909 2. 1910 3. 1904 4. 1911 5. 1917 6. 1908 7. 1907 8. 1912 9. 1913 10. 1903 11. 1916 12. 1893 13. 1890 14. 1894 15. 1887 16. 1892 17. [...]

NSIDC Starts Graphing Greenland Ice Melt

For years, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has been sharing daily updates of the area (“extent”) of sea ice coverage in the Arctic ocean, charting current conditions in comparison to the 1979-2000 average for purposes of comparison. Current levels consistently lie two standard deviations below that long-term average, making the NSIDC Arctic [...]

Mayewski: Climate can change in 1-2 years… and end Civilization

Abrupt climate change in 1-2 years. The end of civilization. It’s not a movie. It’s a lecture by Prof. Paul Mayewski, and you can listen in. [...]

NASA Confirms It: Globally, September 2010 was one of the top 5 Hottest

It may have been locally hot or cool where you live in the month of September, but globally speaking it was another scorcher. This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science released its latest data on average global temperature to include measurements for September 2010 (data go back to January 1880). The Goddard Institute has [...]

Earth Version Two Discovered

The place for humans to inhabit would probably be along the planet’s zone of permanent dawn, where the rays of Glieselight are low enough to avoid causing excessive heat. Plants, if they’re edible, could grow to remarkable size in such conditions. [...]

Arctic Ice Reaches September Minimum Volume: Only 4000 Cubic Kilometers Left, 9500 Cubic Kilometers Below Average

Earlier this week, the University of Washington’s Polar Science Center released its latest Arctic sea ice measurements to make them current as of September 15, 2010. The Polar Science Center uses a satellite to measure the three-dimensional volume of the Arctic sea ice (a approach different than that of the National Snow and Ice Data [...]

Surprise Late-Season Melt: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Falls Below 2008 Level

The melting of the Arctic sea ice literally crossed another line yesterday, as the area of Arctic sea ice fell below the level of two years ago:

The collapse of the Arctic sea this year is only surpassed by the calamity of 2007. The four lowest years of Arctic sea ice extent are the [...]

Double Dip: Arctic Ice Resumes Late Season Melt

Last week, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported:

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum extent on 10 September. The minimum ice extent was the third-lowest in the satellite record, after 2007 and 2008, and continues the trend of decreasing summer sea ice.

But appearances can occasionally be deceiving. After [...]

Across the Earth, 2010 had the Second Hottest Summer on Record

This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science released data on global temperatures for June, July and August 2010, the hot summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, where most people on the planet live. As summers go, boy, it was a hot one, and it wasn’t just hot where you live. Over land — where [...]

August 2010 was the 7th Hottest August in U.S. History

On Wednesday night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its National Climate summary of August 2010. Across the 48 continental United States, August 2010 was the 7th hottest August in the 116 consecutive years of U.S. temperature records. Not one of the 48 states that faced colder than normal temperatures in August 2010; [...]