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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.

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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. [...]

The Ocean Is Not A Desert

Shuttling back and forth from his offices in Arizona and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Representative Flake somehow got the idea in his head that he was an expert in oceans policy, and could tell that NOAA’s work in the oceans is unnecessary. [...]

April Runs Hot And Cold

Last month, state weather did not predict national climate which did not predict global climate. [...]

Bad Economy Doesn't Slow Greenhouse Gases

It may be that an economic recession harms the ability of people to transition to environmentally sustainable activities, and encourages people to adopt pollution-heavy strategies for saving money, offsetting reductions in general economic activity. [...]