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A hard rain fallin’

Posted on January 12th by Tom Yulsman. 5
With the recent images of parts of Queensland, Australia underwater (like the one above), the news today that 2010 was the wettest year globally on record, and by ...

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 →

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 ...

Extreme weather in U.S. higher than normal so far this year

Posted on November 8th by Tom Yulsman.
The National Climatic Data Center is out with it's monthly State of the Climate report. Here's what may be the most notable finding: NCDC's Climate Extremes Index (CEI), which ...

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 ...

The remarkable summer of 2010

Posted on September 28th by Tom Yulsman.
You must read this important post written by the Weather Underground's newest blogger, Christopher Burt. Here's an excerpt: The summer of 2010 will be remembered by millions of people around ...

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 ...

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 was a scorcher in the U.S.

Posted on August 8th by Tom Yulsman.
From the National Climatic Data Center: According to the NCDC, the Northeastern portion of the country has suffered the worst, with January through July coming in as the very hottest ...

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 ...

The case for a transformative energy policy — in two images

Posted on May 23rd by Tom Yulsman.
As the former editor of an earth science magazine (Earth, RIP), I appreciate the power of imagery to cut through the fog of complexity and ambiguity. So here, in two ...

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 ...

Global average winter temperature fifth highest on record

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman. 2
The climate bats last — another in a series From the National Climatic Data Center today: The combined global land and ocean surface temperature during December 2009 - February 2010 ranked ...