NASA this weekend released new data which shows that February 2016 was not only the hottest in recorded history, but it soared past all previous records, prompting scientists to describe the announcement as “an ominous milestone in our march toward an ever-warmer planet.” 386 more words
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Michael Mann, Stefan Rahmstorf and colleagues have a new paper on the likelihood of the recent warmth. What they’re investigating is the run of warm years we’ve seen recently – 13 of the warmest 15 years have happened since 2000, and 9 of the 10 warmest years have happened since 2000. 642 more words
‘Natural climate variations just can’t explain the observed recent global heat records, but man-made global warming can …’
It’s no accident that 13 out of the 15 warmest years on record have all occurred during the current century, according to climate researchers, who said there’s an “extreme likelihood” that the recent spate of warmth is caused by human-made climate change. 326 more words
Climate Change and El Nino Locked in Tempestuous Embrace -- Teleconnection Between Hot Equatorial Pacific and North Atlantic Cool Pool?
The troubled and tempestuous North Atlantic. It’s a place where the most ominous kinds of atmospheric bombs just keep going off. From the Cumbria floods — the worst seen since at least the Middle Ages — to the 300-year-old bridge wrecking Frank, to above-freezing temperatures at the North Pole during Winter, weather features throughout this region have increasingly taken on the ugly markings of systems twisted by the hand of human-forced warming. 800 more words
We already know that melting sea ice in the Arctic is bad news. Less ice means less habitat for animals like polar bears, and it also means there are fewer reflective surfaces in the North to bounce sunlight back into space, allowing the planet to absorb more heat. 1,369 more words