One town’s weather is not the same as global climate.
It’s easy to lose track of the difference because as humans we pay more attention to what we see with our own eyes and pay less attention to what we don’t see. It’s even easier to lose track of the difference between local weather and […]
In 2008, J. Clifford wrote about the delisting of the ribbon seal under the Endangered Species Act, noting that the Bush administration was late in its determination but admiring the unusual deference to scientific opinion by the conservative president. At the time, the ribbon seal numbers were listed at approximately 200,000. In 2009, the Center […]
In a February 12 2015 letter to the editor of New York State’s North Country Now, an anonymous reader asks, “What Global Warming? Whatever happened to global warming? I feel short changed!”
You see, it’s been cold lately. How could that be if we’re experiencing global warming?
There are two answers to that question. The […]
Could be. Look at the trend, courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Last month’s reading at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reached 395.55 parts per million in January 2013, up more than 2 parts per million from just a year ago.
Hold your breath? Wait and see.
Last month, 15,000 new record high temperatures were set in the lower 48 states. It was the hottest March ever recorded in the continental United States. […]
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 […]
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; […]
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminiostration reports that the ocean temperatures measured this summer are the warmest for that season ever recorded. […]
Biologist Shaye Wolf, says of Obama’s assistance to oil companies in the arctic, “There may be a new captain at the helm, but the federal government is still steering wildlife management in the Arctic on a course for extinction.” […]
The protected coastal areas include 840,472 of critical habitat where young sawfish live. These areas are characterized by shallow water (three feet deep or less) where the salinity of the water frequently fluctuates. Red mangroves grow in these areas, forming roots that hold in coastal sediments, protecting the shoreline from erosion during hurricane season. […]
Climate exists over broader geographical areas, and is a long-term trend. The weather may feel surprisingly cool on a particular day in a particular place. Nonetheless, the climate of the Earth, and of most regions on Earth, is warming. […]