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Brisbane floods: a tale of two stories

Posted on January 15th by Tom Yulsman. 14
Were they linked to global warming? Two news outlets offer different answers httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atr16CR6Lus&feature=player_embedded Update: After reading this post, some readers might conclude that I think we should wait to take action to ...

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 →

What are you looking at?

Posted on November 11th by Tom Yulsman. 19
UPDATE 11/12/10 8:45 a.m.: Now that three people have answered the question posed in the headline (see the comments section), it's time to come clean. Here are the details (with ...

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 ...

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 ...

El Niño, climate change and the East Coast storms

Posted on February 26th by Tom Yulsman. 2
By seeking the "other side" to complex science, journalists sow confusion and amplify extreme claims Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research speaking today to the Ted Scripps ...

Whither global cooling?

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman. 2
As the deep chill eases, what lessons do the Yankees and Red Sox hold for the debate over global warming? (For the answer, make sure to read to the end.) Read More →

Arctic sea ice doesn’t care about the temperature where you live

Posted on January 4th by Tom Yulsman.
I hope everyone had a very happy holidays. I went on a bit of a break for a little over a week. But I'm back now. And here where I live ...

Heating up

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
As the the map above illustrates, from September to November, the Earth overall was considerably warmer than the 1961-1990 base period. But there were three exceptions: parts of ...

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 ...

Picking sour climatic cherries

Posted on October 26th by Tom Yulsman.
Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press has written an interesting story about the "global cooling" we've allegedly been experiencing for the past 10 years. As part of Seth's reporting, ...

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 ...