No surprise here — the U.S. is just wrapping up its 4th-warmest winter on record (at least, for the 48 contiguous states that NOAA focuses on). In addition to the near-record warmth, it was also drier than average, especially in the West and Southwest. The average temperature across the contiguous 48 states of the […]
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Top climate science news of the past day: Live Q&A with Climate Scientist Dr Michael Mann (TODAY) The UK’s Guardian is hosting a live question and answer with Dr. Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, today. To participate, head on over to Guardian post linked above at 4:00pm GMT (11am EST). Snowy […]
In another wonderful post on global warming, Skeptical Science recently conducted a comprehensive review of scientific studies on the causes of global warming. This follows up on recent posts on whether human or natural factors cause global warming (hint: it’s the former) and “more science on human versus natural causes of global warming.” Check out […]
This is something I wrote on last year, but it’s worth another look, and Andrew Freedman of Climate Central does a great job of this. He looks at and summarizes the results of two recent studies on how warming in the Arctic may be causing cooling in Europe and the Eastern U.S. in winter. […]
Last week, I reposted a summary of a study on human versus natural causes of global warming from Skeptical Science. The study showed quite strongly that humans are causing, by far, the most greenhouse gas emissions. Above is a graph from that. –> Highly recommended: What is Causing Global Warming? Now, Skeptical Science has posted […]
I love how the Republicans say that this would politicize NOAA and science. Say what?! The Republicans are the ones politicizing clear science. NOAA is a scientific body! It just wants to share science that is in high demand and highly important with more people. Apparently, sharing scientific information is not what the U.S. is […]
At 2:48 am (PDT) this morning, NASA successfully launched the NPP space craft into orbit. ‘NPP’ stands for ‘NPOESS Preparatory Project’* and the mission is the first in a series of “next generation”, polar-orbiting, research satellites poised to replaced a group of active, but aging, earth observing satellites, collectively known as the Earth Observing System […]
BEST Study (Climate Science Skeptic Study) Finds Global Warming is Real — Global Warming Deniers Are Pissed (What's New?)
When Richard Muller launched the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study (BEST) to “independently” evaluate once and for all if global warming was happening or not, many of us followers of climate science were a bit irritated. Why?
THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED repeatedly. Nearly every overarching scientific body and organization connected with the matter has backed up the clear findings, because it is not just 1 or 2 things telling us the world is warming — about a dozen long-researched factors show us very clearly that the world is warming due to human greenhouse gas emissions.
The BEST study was partially funded by some of the biggest global warming deniers on the planet.
Richard Muller was widely known for completely misquoting and misrepresenting both climate scientists and Al Gore on this matter.
Well, even despite the potential bias and flaws, the now-released results of the BEST study reiterate (for the umpteenth time) global warming is happening. The results are nearly identical to the results of so many climate scientists and overarching scientific bodies before it that this really would not be news in a sane world. From the BEST study: