NOAA data for September 2014 shows it was the warmest September on record globally, and that 2014 is the warmest year on record so far. Read more →
Planet Earth is running a high grade fever in 2014.
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Temperatures trend upward into next week. Dry skies rule, except for late Sunday into Monday when the next low zips by with shower chances.
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We may not know completely how much climate change is fueling extreme weather events until the effects of these events become much more damaging and disruptive to our societies. Read more →
The MPR Weather Lab just returned from four days in Washington, D.C. where I was invited to talk about climate change communication at a workshop at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Law Institute, and focused on how we communicate uncertainty in science. Of Read more →
The link between what we see as news events and climate change is often obscure. Does a particular extreme weather event, flood, or drought have it’s roots in climate changes? That question is increasingly being asked as the worst drought on record unfolds in California, even as extreme rainfall events set all time rainfall records in nearby Phoenix. Read more →
Okay, this is getting just a little weird. I can’t recall a time in my life in Minnesota where we’ve seen this much wildfire smoke overhead, for this long. In Minnesota’s Crazy Weather Year of 2014, it figures this would happen during the best run of weather all year. Weather Twilight Zone It feels like we’re living in Read more →
Welcome to Minnesota. Land of 10,000 Lakes and pristine deep blue summer skies. Not so much. The sky over the land of sky-tinted water is a pasty white these days. It’s like somebody took a big sheet of wax paper and pulled it across the Minnesota sky. The culprit? An elevated thick smoke plume driven by raging Read more →
It’s been an active fire season in the western Canadian Rockies. Several hundred wildfires have been belching massive smoke plumes skyward, and Minnesota may again see smoke aloft in northwest flow this week. Read more →
There is a chance that 2014 may challenge 2005 and 2010 for the hottest year on record globally. Read more →