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The great water heist

Posted on January 20th by Tom Yulsman. 3
The Colorado River near Moab, Utah. New research suggests that dust falling on snow in the mountains where the river is born is robbing it of enough water to serve ...

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 climate votes last

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 4
For climate policy, the election was a mixed bag. For the climate itself, the observations remain unequivocal Yesterday's election results don't bode well for bold action on climate and energy ...

Arctic sea ice: an area the size of 23 states now gone

Posted on October 4th by Tom Yulsman.
Since 1970's, Arctic sea ice extent has shrunk 30%. This summer alone, an area the size of Alaska disappeared, relative to the long-term average for summer Update 10/5/10: Since I ...

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 ...

Arctic sea ice extent in August: 2nd lowest on record

Posted on September 7th by Tom Yulsman. %
The extent of Arctic sea ice in August was the second lowest in the satellite record, according to a report issued today by the National Snow and ...

Sea ice clears and fabled passages open

Posted on August 28th by Tom Yulsman.
For only the fourth time in recorded history, sea ice has melted enough for the fabled Northwest Passage to open. At the same time, the Northeast Passage along the ...

Sea ice clearing early from Northwest Passage

Posted on August 17th by Tom Yulsman.
This quote from today's National Snow and Ice Data Center's update on Arctic sea ice caught my attention: Conditions in the Northwest Passage are quite variable and do ...

Arctic sea ice continues its long-term decline

Posted on August 4th by Tom Yulsman. 3
But a new record low for the year is now considered unlikely The linear rate of decline of Arctic sea ice in July between 1979 and 2010 is now 6.4 ...

NOAA: climate change unmistakable; CNN: time to interview skeptics

Posted on July 30th by Tom Yulsman.
A 224-page report released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents in great scientific detail how specific, climate-related indicators all point in the same direction: toward an ...

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 ...

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 ...

What’s up with this?

Posted on April 1st by Tom Yulsman. 10
Many of the readers of Wattsupwiththat.com seem to think they know why Arctic sea ice has grown to a normal extent, as shown in the graph above — ...

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 ...

The climate bats last

Posted on January 27th by Tom Yulsman. 5
While a patently false prediction by the IPCC about Himalayan Glaciers reverberates politically, glaciers worldwide continue to lose mass at a rapid rate. Meanwhile, a multi-year drought tightens its ...