On their science blog NASA has asked ‘What Happened To All The Snow?’ and it’s a good question, considering that the U.S. is currently experiencing a surprising lack of snow … [Read full article]
Tag: Arctic Oscillation
Arctic's Warming May Be Causing Cooling European & Eastern U.S. Winters
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 … [Read full article]
American Temperatures to be Cooler and Hotter in Coming Winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its yearly Winter Outlook which tells of a second winter in a row which will be affected by La Niña which will bring continued drier and warmer than average weather in the Southern Plains and colder and wetter conditions in the Pacific Northwest.
Climate Variation During Greenhouse Conditions
Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, England, have concluded that man-made global warming would probably not greatly change the influence had on the environment by inter-annual climate instances … [Read full article]
World's Marine Plankton in Peril – 40% Decline Since 1950
Phytoplankton–tiny, marine plants that formthe basis of our oceans’ food chain–absorb and sequester large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and generate half of the world’s oxygen supply. Given such an important ecosystem service as this, one would hope that our oceans’ algae numbers stay high…but, the results of a three year data analysis are anything but encouraging.