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The climate votes last

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 4
For climate policy, the election was a mixed bag. For the climate itself, the observations remain unequivocal Yesterday's election results don't bode well for bold action on climate and energy ...

Arctic sea ice: an area the size of 23 states now gone

Posted on October 4th by Tom Yulsman.
Since 1970's, Arctic sea ice extent has shrunk 30%. This summer alone, an area the size of Alaska disappeared, relative to the long-term average for summer Update 10/5/10: Since I ...

The wages of heat

Posted on September 15th by Tom Yulsman.
From the Tropics to the Arctic, graphics tell the tale of global warming's impact in 2010 As I've reported over the past few days, the global average temperature from ...

NOAA: climate change unmistakable; CNN: time to interview skeptics

Posted on July 30th by Tom Yulsman.
A 224-page report released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents in great scientific detail how specific, climate-related indicators all point in the same direction: toward an ...

January through April was warmest in 131 years

Posted on May 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 5
In case you mised it, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies announced on May 17 that the first quarter four months of 2010 was were the warmest such period ...

It’s official: Arctic sea ice recovered in March

Posted on April 6th by Tom Yulsman. 6
The news has already been batted around in newspapers and on the blogosphere for a few days, but today the National Snow & Ice Data Center made ...

What’s up with this?

Posted on April 1st by Tom Yulsman. 10
Many of the readers of Wattsupwiththat.com seem to think they know why Arctic sea ice has grown to a normal extent, as shown in the graph above — ...

Arctic sea ice extent in January fourth lowest on record

Posted on March 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 10
The extent of Arctic sea ice in January was the fourth lowest on record, according to the monthly report of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, released today. In ...

Feeling cold? Consider Baffin Island for a (relatively) balmy get-away

Posted on January 5th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Arctic air is sweeping south and enveloping an increasing portion of the lower 48 states. On Monday, the low in International Falls, Minnesota, plunged to negative 37 degrees, the coldest ...

November Arctic sea ice extent third lowest on record

Posted on December 7th by Tom Yulsman. %
Thanks in large measure to a slow freeze-up this fall in the Barents Sea and Hudson Bay, the extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of November was ...

Arctic sea ice ignores Climategate

Posted on December 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 10
While hyper-partisans continue to claim "fraud," "conspiracy," and "fascism" in climate science, Arctic sea ice just hasn't gotten the message. The graph above, from  "Cryosphere Today," published by the ...

As sea ice melts, Arctic storms intensify

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 2
The extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of October was the second lowest since reliable record-keeping began in 1979. According to the National Snow and Ice ...

Al & Me

Posted on October 13th by Tom Yulsman. 8
[caption id="attachment_2107" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="That's me, asking Al Gore a question that he easily parried. (Photo: Anne Minard)"][/caption] I was the second reporter in line to ask Al Gore a ...

NASA documents shrinking sea ice

Posted on July 7th by Tom Yulsman.
Between the winters of 2004 and 2008Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically, according to data from a NASA satellite. Researchers from NASA and the University of Washington found that multi-year Arctic ...

Warm conditions speed summer melt of Arctic sea ice

Posted on July 7th by Tom Yulsman.
The monthly June ice extent for 1979 to 2009 shows a decline of 3.3% per decade. (Image: National Snow and Ice Data Center)    Climate skeptics continue to Read More →