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Today, the City of Boston released ClimateChangeData.Boston.gov. The City website features scrubbed information from the U.S. EPA Climate Change website.

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The Laws of Averages: Part 1, Fruit Salad

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen

This essay is long-ish — and is best saved for a time when you have time to read it in its entirety.  3,713 more words

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It's getting hotter

We hear about things like “global warming” and “climate change” in the news and how if we don’t do something now, it’s going to be worse in the future. 502 more words

Video: analysis of NASA data shows modern temperature trends are not unusual

Michael Thomas writes:

An important aspect of the climate change debate can be summed up like this: “One position holds that medieval warm temperatures reached levels similar to the late twentieth century and maintained that the LIA was very cold, while another position holds that past variability was less than present extremes and that the temperature rise of recent decades is unmatched”. 102 more words

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Global temperatures plunge in April - "the pause" returns

Global temperatures have dropped 0.5° Celsius in April according to Dr. Ryan Maue. In the Northern Hemisphere they plunged a massive 1°C . As the record 2015/16 El Nino levels off, the global warming hiatus aka “the pause” is back with a vengeance. 369 more words

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The Meaning and Utility of Averages as it Applies to Climate

Guest essay by Clyde Spencer 2017


I recently had a guest editorial published here on the topic of data error and precision. If you missed it, I suggest that you read it before continuing with this article. 2,147 more words

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Global Temperature Report: March 2017

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.12 C per decade
March temperatures (preliminary)

Global composite temp.: +0.19 C (about 0.34 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. 392 more words

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