Here we are in the 21st Century. We have hoverboards, virtual reality implants, hotels on the Moon… … and still we have some people insisting that tornadoes are an instrument of God’s judgement: If tornadoes really, really are God’s method of judgment, consider the following tornado risk
NOAA’s climate data, newly revamped in its presentation, is utterly fascinating to me. Today I’ve been looking at NOAA’s snow cover data, which is provided courtesy of Rutgers University’s Global Snow Laboratory. Do you remember how much it used to snow when you were a
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
2015 Global Temperature Data Smash All-Time Record, UK Conservative Newspaper Responds With “What Global Warming?”
You may have heard today’s news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but just in case you haven’t: Around the globe, 2015 was the hottest year on record in NOAA’s temperature record stretching back to 1880. The margin by which 2015 was warmer than
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
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
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?
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
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
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