Saturday night and Sunday look just plain wet, as much needed April showers and a few embedded thunderstorms roll through. We can’t rule out a few renegade snow flakes around Minnesota next week. Read more →
A newly released study by George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication shows that a growing number of broadcast meteorologists accept climate science and man-made climate change as fact. Read more →
Texas Tech climate scientist and self described “climate evangelist” Dr. Kathryn Hayhoe puts faith and climate science in perspective in a talk this week at Boston College. Her talk on “Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial” is well worth a listen. Read more →
The vast stands of thick rain forecast suck up carbon dioxide and store some of the extra carbon we humans have been belching into the atmosphere for a century. This uptake of atmospheric CO2 is an offset more rapid climate change. But massive deforestation and changes in regional climate are making the Amazon a less effective carbon sink. Read more →
Just two months after data confirmed 2014 was the warmest year on record globally we know that 2015 is off to an even warmer start than 2014 was one year ago. In fact, the first two months of 2015 are significantly warmer than January and February 2014 globally. Read more →
To some climate change seems a far off distant future concept. Not to US military and intelligence agencies.
A growing body of evidence suggests climate change and prolonged drought helped sew the seeds of conflict in Syria and western Iraq. Even small shifts in climate in marginal climate zones can have disproportionate impacts. Read more →
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 →