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Weather happens

Posted on December 27th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Winter does too People made their way through Times Square on Sunday evening as the Northeastern blizzard pushed into New York. (Photo courtesy of asterix611 via Flickr Creative ...

Mercury Rising

Posted on December 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
How will we know if 2010 was the warmest year on record? I'm guessing it won't come down to this — urban hipsters lounging on a rooftop with the sea ...

Is my science journalism compromised by politics?

Posted on December 11th by Tom Yulsman. 27
What about climate scientists? Are their findings biased by politics and other factors? [caption id="attachment_4683" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Al and me. "][/caption] There's been a lot of talk lately about bias in science. ...

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 ...

Will 2010 go down as warmest year on record?

Posted on November 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Global temps have been cooling, but 2010 still has chance of making history NOAA is out with its monthly state of the climate global analysis, and it shows ...

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 ...

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 ...

Does it matter how warm this past summer was?

Posted on October 1st by Tom Yulsman.
Yes, but only in terms of how it fits in the longer-term trend James Hansen, head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has published a new analysis ...

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 ...

January-August 2010 warmest in 131 years of record keeping

Posted on September 13th by Tom Yulsman.
But La Niña conditions may help moderate temperatures for the rest of the year As the maps above show, 2010 continues to be extremely warm around the globe. The January through August ...

NCDC on July heat: 2nd warmest on record

Posted on August 13th by Tom Yulsman.
Two days after NASA issued its analysis of global temperatures in July, the National Climatic Data Center today released its global highlights for July 2010. According to the ...

July continues trend of record-breaking global heat

Posted on August 11th by Tom Yulsman.
January-July 2010 warmest on record — just as a low in solar energy should have been cooling the Earth UPDATE: Yesterday GISS released the data on which this post was ...

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 ...

Snow in the U.K. — as most of globe gripped by unusual warmth

Posted on April 13th by Tom Yulsman.
The upper left map shows how the January through March mean surface temperature of the globe varied from the long-term mean. It was the second warmest such period in ...