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Sobering news from Greenland and Antarctica

Posted on March 8th by Tom Yulsman. 9
The Greenland Ice Sheet meets the sea in this picture by Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. . Melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland is accelerating, according to ...

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 ...

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 ...

EarthArt: Chlorophyllic expressionism

Posted on November 5th by Tom Yulsman.
The image above was captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. (Click on the picture for a larger version with more features.) Here's an explanation, from ...

The human footprint

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 9
A beautiful image marks a milestone — and illuminates the astonishing extent of our species' impact Yesterday will mostly be remembered as a momentous day in American politics. But it ...

EarthArt: A geologic abstraction

Posted on October 28th by Tom Yulsman.
Astronauts on the International Space Station shot this picture of the southern part of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah on June 14, 2009. Over the years ...

Mass loss from Greenland ice accelerates

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Konrad Steffen: Greenland's contribution to sea level rise is increasing httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_pkWVjRXU&feature=related In this astonishing video, Jason Amundson captures the calving of a gargantuan iceberg from the face of the Jakobshavn Glacier ...

EarthArt: Free abstractionism? Actually, it’s phytoplankton

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 2
The Nimbus 7 satellite launched in 1978 captured this striking image showing the concentration of chlorophyll pigments from phytoplankton in the North Atlantic. (Look closely and you'll see the ...

EarthArt: A trippy perspective on the Roof of the World

Posted on October 8th by Tom Yulsman.
Space Shuttle astronauts captured this radar image of Mount Everest and the Himalaya along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Everest is visible to the right of the image's ...

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 ...

EarthArt: a hurricane’s passage stirs up the Gulf Stream

Posted on September 25th by Tom Yulsman.
The first in a regular series of beautiful images of Earth The MODIS instrument on a NASA satellite captured this image of eddies stirred into the Gulf Stream by ...

Utah wildfires as seen from space

Posted on September 21st by Tom Yulsman.
Three fires now burning in Utah are visible in this image acquired Sept. 19 by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. (Click on the image for a larger ...

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 ...

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 ...