Just days after NASA data showed that August 2014 was the warmest August on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed the ranking and raised the ante: There’s a good chance 2014 could become the warmest year on record.
353 months of evidence that the world is too hot. Next month, we’ll be stepping up for action in a way that we’ve never done before @ People’s Climate March
“We often hear temperature changes explained on a global scale, but just how are those changes playing out in your local temperatures? This calculator answers that question for every American state.
The new tool is the work of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. Using data on average temperatures collected since 1895, you can look at how average, maximum, and minimum temperatures have shifted.”
This gif shows the number of days per year (1981-2011) on which each US county’s temperature exceeded 100 F.
This map, with data from NOAA, shows when temperatures peak during the spring and summer (and into the fall) in the US.
Increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, from human industrial activity, are trapping ever more heat in the atmosphere and ocean. This is causing the Earth to warm regardless of a downturn in solar radiation over the last 3-4 decades. Despite this…
A new paper by several Skeptical Science contributors (Richardson et al., 2014) in Quaternary International points out that a previous study (Chen et al., 2013) made mistakes in using economics techniques to calculate how much recent global warming is man-made….
According to separate analyses by NASA and the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the average global temperature in May was the hottest on record. These numbers are not yet definitive and the international climate community is still waiting for figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — but for now, they correlate with a steady rising trend that’s been taking place for the past century.