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NASA - 2017 was 2nd warmest year, NOAA says 3rd warmest, El Niño a major warming influence

From NASA Goddard:

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. 783 more words

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data crafting

Below is a temperature blanket.  I love this process of blanket making because it appeals to dual interests in data and yarn crafting.  The idea is that you use temperature data to drive the color changes.  82 more words


The problem with Climate Data in the Middle East

Climate data, including rainfall and temperature, are important for studying climate and water issues in an area. A major issue with doing research in the Middle East is getting access to reliable and complete data. 465 more words


The Button Collector Revisited: Graphs, Trends and Hypotheses

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen

Prologue:    This essay is a follow-up to two previous essays on the topic of the usefulness of trend lines in prediction.  3,556 more words

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UAH: 2017 was third warmest year in satellite record

From the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

Global Temperature Report: December 2017
Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade
December temperatures (preliminary) 712 more words

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490+ ppm CO2e

Former Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu at Climate One in 2016.

We’ve made progress, but it is nowhere near fast enough. The internal combustion engine is on life support. 64 more words