We know the longer term trends show Minnesota is warming fastest in winter. But what you may not realize is much smaller shifts in winter climate have a huge impact in ice coverage on lake like Superior. Read more →
The case that 2014 was the warmest year on record globally may be about to get confirmation from two separate major US science groups.
An inside source tells me NOAA and NASA will likely schedule a joint news conference late next week to confirm 2014 as the warmest year on record globally.
Both NOAA and NASA keep separate data sets on global surface temperatures, and are expected to declare the final December data puts 2014 in the top spot as the warmest year on record since 1880. The two organizations usually announce global temperature results separately online, so a joint news conference would be unusu Read more →
Deliberation and debate resound in the halls of Washington, D.C. these days. Among the hot topics? The proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Keystone would move massive amounts of Canadian “tar sands” oil south to facilities in the southern US. There’s a lot of debate about the politics of Keystone. But what about the science of pumping the Read more →
Minnesota weather is a lot like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Even as a cold November seemed to steel Minnesotans for another early and cold winter, changes in ocean-atmosphere links in the tropical Pacific were underway that may ultimately produce just the opposite. I’m already on record as saying in Read more →