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GSA on climate change: humans responsible for warming

Posted on April 21st by Tom Yulsman.
The Geological Society of America — one of the world's leading earth science organizations, with a membership of 22,000 — has updated its position statement on climate change. ...

Oxburgh investigations are “dancing around the principal issue”

Posted on April 18th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Judith Curry, a forthright climate scientist at Georgia Tech, has some interesting things to say about the Oxburgh investigations into the Climatic Research Unit email imbroglio. ...

March 2010 was warmest on record

Posted on April 17th by Tom Yulsman. 2
As the map above shows, this past March was quite toasty, with the global average temperature of the land and ocean surfaces registering as the warmest on record, the ...

Humans as a geological force

Posted on April 14th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Much of the carbon dioxide we spew into the atmosphere dissolves in the oceans, where it causes the water to become increasingly acidic and therefore corrosive to the materials ...

The paranoid style in American climate politics

Posted on April 6th by Tom Yulsman. 9
Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote a column in today's Wall Street Journal [subscription required] that brought me right back to the 1960s and 1970s. That was ...

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 ...

Fashionistas prepare for the coming Ice Age

Posted on April 5th by Tom Yulsman.
Just when I thought the global cooling meme couldn't get any sillier . . . In Paris recently, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld installed a huge faux iceberg at the Chanel fashion ...

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 ...

Have reporters “played poodle to their sources” on global warming?

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 3
That's what British science writer Matt Ridley claims in a short post at the U.K. edition of the Spectator online. While journalists argue that tenacious, in-depth reporting is suffering as ...

Striking spike in global warming coverage

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman.
I shouldn't have been surprised when I first saw this graph charting newspaper coverage of climate change in 40 newspapers worldwide. But the unprecedented nature of the sudden spike ...

2000-2009 will be warmest decade on record

Posted on December 8th by Tom Yulsman. 2
The National Climatic Data Center is reporting today that the Earth system is ignoring Climategate and all those claims that we're in the midst of dramatic global cooling. ...

Monbiot: environmentalists in denial over CRU emails

Posted on November 25th by Tom Yulsman. 71
Update 11/26/09: See Roger Pielke, Jr.'s post about peer review. He provides an illuminating analysis of how peer review seems to have become politicized. He refers to this Read More →

Record high temps far more common than record lows

Posted on November 12th by Tom Yulsman. 2
The red and blue bars above shows the ratio of record daily highs to record daily lows observed at about 1,800 weather stations in the 48 contiguous United States ...

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 ...

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 ...