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Wild and wacky Atlantic hurricane season is not over yet

Posted on September 21st by Tom Yulsman. 2
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86pNkK0uVMI&feature=player_embedded A barn is swept away by flooding in this dramatic video, shot yesterday on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, where 20,000 residents were cut off by washed out roads and closed bridges. (See ...

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 ...

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 ...

Latest high resolution satellite image of Fourmile Canyon fire

Posted on September 8th by Tom Yulsman.
NASA just posted this new image of the Fourmile Canyon fire just west of Boulder. It was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instrumment ...

Russian heat wave a “black swan” event

Posted on August 24th by Tom Yulsman. 3
NOAA scientist: natural phenomenon principal cause; no link found to global warming As a followup to my earlier post on the possible connection between global warming and the Russian ...

A wave out of Africa: birth of a hurricane

Posted on August 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 2
Danielle now a Category 1 hurricane. Watch its birth below Update 8/23: I replaced the original global image with this close up of the North Atlantic. It depicts the formation ...

Intense heat in Indo-Pacific threatens widespread death of corals

Posted on August 19th by Tom Yulsman.
This image is from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory. It depicts an intense hot spot of ocean warming centered in the Indo-Pacific. Here's NOAA's explanation: Ocean temperatures in the ...

Global warming did not “cause” Russian heat, Pakistani floods

Posted on August 17th by Tom Yulsman. 14
Scientists have not yet proven cause and effect. But climate researcher Peter Stott says extreme weather events are on the rise — as climate models have long predicted [caption id="" align="alignleft" ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2000-2009 will be warmest decade on record

Posted on December 8th by Tom Yulsman. 2
The National Climatic Data Center is reporting today that the Earth system is ignoring Climategate and all those claims that we're in the midst of dramatic global cooling. ...

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 ...

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 ...