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December: the cool got chillier, the warm even toastier

Posted on January 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Climatic seeds planted in September blossom into a fascinating pattern by December When the next round of monthly updates on global temperature trends comes out, my ...

The heat goes on . . .

Posted on December 10th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Despite a strong La Niña, the past "meteorological year" was the warmest on record. With one month to go in 2010, the calendar year may well enter the record books too. Read More →

N. Atlantic sea surface temperatures ran high in October

Posted on November 8th by Tom Yulsman. %
Sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic during October were well above normal, as seen in this image from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory. Air temperatures in the Arctic ...

Near record La Niña conditions continue

Posted on November 5th by Tom Yulsman. %
One of the strongest La Niña's ever has contributed to wildfires in Colorado and is very likely to impact U.S. weather into the spring Check out this outstanding time-lapse video of ...

How has the 2010 hurricane season stacked up?

Posted on September 24th by Tom Yulsman. %
Different answers for the N. Atlantic alone and the Northern Hemisphere overall As Hurricane Igor tore through the Atlantic, it drew a large amount of energy from anomalously warm sea ...

La Niña may be strengthening at record pace, with potentially dangerous consequences

Posted on September 19th by Tom Yulsman. 8
Experts worry that drought could worsen in Southwest, raising fears of water shortages and wildfire With data acquired by satellite, this map depicts La Niña conditions in tones of blue spreading ...

Here’s what a warming world looks like from space

Posted on September 15th by Tom Yulsman. 4
Late last week, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies announced that January through August was the warmest such period on record at the surface of the planet. But ...

The bad boy is back

Posted on October 15th by Tom Yulsman. %
A fresh El Niño shaping up in the Pacific will dominate U.S. weather this winter, according to a forecast from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released on Thursday. A ...

There he goes again

Posted on April 9th by Tom Yulsman. 4
George Will's latest foray into climate science is no better than the previous two I've spent way too much time focusing on the George Will Climate Change Follies so I hesitated ...

2008: the year global warming was “disproved”?

Posted on December 30th by Tom Yulsman.
Updated 12/31/08 with comments from James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research: Brace yourselves for that refrain from global warming skeptics as the new year begins. "Easily one ...

La Nina may arrive soon, NOAA says

Posted on March 6th by Tom Yulsman.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that La Nina conditions may be developing the Pacific. The changing conditions are depicted In the image at left, in which ...