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NOAA: Globally, the First Four Months of 2015 were the Hottest on Record

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 […]

How Many in the Sea? Automatic Detection of Ribbon Seals

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 […]

“What Global Warming?” asks North Country New York. This Global Warming, answers NASA.

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 […]

Is This the Year CO2 hits 400 PPM?

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.


15000 Records Smashed By Unprecedented March Heat

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. […]

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; […]

Warmest Summer Ocean Ever Recorded

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminiostration reports that the ocean temperatures measured this summer are the warmest for that season ever recorded. […]

Obama Attacks Ribbon Seals

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.” […]

Coastal Protection for the Smalltooth Sawfish

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. […]

Warmest June Ocean In History

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. […]