NASA and NOAA report that October 2015 was the warmest October on record globally and the most unusually warm month ever recorded when compared to average. October 2015 now ranks #1 out of 1630 months in the NOAA global temperature departure data set. A stunning 7 months of 2015 are among the 10 highest monthly temperature departures, and every month in 2015 is among the 25 highest. Read more

The winter of 2015-16 would make for a good Japanese horror flick.

In the epic final scene, the Godzilla El Nino rears up and sleighs the Siberian snow monster once and for all, and milder than average breezes dominate the winter landscape across the Upper Midwest as fire-hose atmospheric rivers blast California with drought denting rains and deep mountain snows. Read more

Sea level rise is one effect of a warming climate. The stealthy background hum of rising seas from glacial meltwater and thermal expansion as oceans absorb additional heat is a slow process. But when the increasingly higher ‘base state’ of our oceans is driven inland by storm surge, or seasonal King Tides in places like Florida higher sea levels suddenly become a dangerous and expensive problem. Read more