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Western water: running toward empty part 2

Posted on January 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
The Green River, seen here at the mouth of Horseshoe Canyon in Utah, is a major tributary of the Colorado. The two rivers come together about xx miles as the ...

There they go again

Posted on January 7th by Tom Yulsman. 10
I'm talking about Forbes magazine, which today published another howler Yesterday, Real Climate deconstructed a post at Forbes in which Larry Bell bludgeoned journalists for failing ...

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 →

Fires cast wide palls of smoke

Posted on November 19th by Tom Yulsman.
Is this part of a global trend? As regular readers of CEJournal know, I love remote sensing images of Earth captured by satellites and astronauts. To help get ...

Global average temperature much warmer than normal in October

Posted on November 10th by Tom Yulsman. 3
January through October warmest such period in 131-year record UPDATE 11/11/10 10 a.m.: NASA GISS just published the January through October temperature anomaly map, which I've inserted below. (It's getting hotter ...

Awesome viz tool connects to brain’s widest bandwidth channel!

Posted on October 31st by Tom Yulsman. %
I just discovered "Many Eyes," the coolest data visualization tool I've seen on the Net (although to be honest I can't say I've explored very many!). Here's a ...

Learning to live in a ‘gas-soaked stadium’

Posted on October 30th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Part 1: Insights on how we got into this mess from some of the West's leading fire scientists Smoke from the Fourmile Canyon Fire drifts over the foothills of Colorado's Front ...

History made: Lake Mead drops to lowest level ever

Posted on October 16th by Tom Yulsman. 38
Eleven years of low flows and growing consumption are draining the reservoir. Meanwhile, much of the rest of the West is slowly aridifying too. UPDATE, SUNDAY 10/17/10: AS OF ABOUT 11 ...

Threshold for dangerous climate change closer than believed?

Posted on October 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 8
Recent research suggests current target for limiting global warming is actually unsafe [caption id="" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Chris Turney"][/caption] The overarching goal for international climate policy is to limit global warming to ...

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 ...

Summer in U.S. fourth warmest on record

Posted on September 9th by Tom Yulsman.
The June gloom may have never relented in California, and Pacific Northwesterners may have shivered through a particularly cool June through August, but for the United States as a ...

Most of U.S. warmer than normal in August

Posted on September 1st by Tom Yulsman.
No surprise here — with the exception of the Northwest and much of California, August was anomalously warm in most of the United States, according to the ...

He will be missed

Posted on July 19th by Tom Yulsman.
Steven Schneider: 1945-2010 Stephen Schneider, a giant of climate research, is dead. He died of an apparent heart attack today while landing in London after a flight from Stockholm. He ...

Guest post — Malaria not a climate issue

Posted on April 27th by Tom Yulsman. 17
Note: This is a guest post by Patrick Moffitt, a frequent commenter here at CEJournal. (See his bio at the end.) In comments on a recent post, he shared some ...