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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 ...

December: the cool got chillier, the warm even toastier

Posted on January 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 5
Climatic seeds planted in September blossom into a fascinating pattern by December When the next round of monthly updates on global temperature trends comes out, my ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The climate bats last — again

Posted on February 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
If it felt cold and snowy in January, you must live in Europe, Russia or the United States east of the Rockies. Otherwise, you probably experienced warmer than normal temperatures, ...

Whither global cooling?

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman. 2
As the deep chill eases, what lessons do the Yankees and Red Sox hold for the debate over global warming? (For the answer, make sure to read to the end.) Read More →

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 ...

This is global cooling?

Posted on October 13th by Tom Yulsman. 14
This map shows how temperature  over the land and oceans during June through August varied from the 1960-1991 base period. There must be one of those lonely blue dots right ...

2008: the year global warming was “disproved”?

Posted on December 30th by Tom Yulsman.
Updated 12/31/08 with comments from James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research: Brace yourselves for that refrain from global warming skeptics as the new year begins. "Easily one ...