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 →
As I wrote last week, NOAA and NASA officially announced Friday that 2014 was the warmest year on record globally since modern temperature records began in 1880. 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 →
I’ve been talking with MPR Climate Cast contributor University of St. Thomas Professor John Abraham this week about what it will take for 2014 to “officially” be declared the warmest year on record globally. John is at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco this week. John and I traded data including the National Oceanic and Read more →
Winters are warming faster in Minnesota than any other region of the country, according to a recent study. Read more →
NOAA data released Thursday confirms October 2014 was the warmest on record globally, and 2014 is well on the way to being the warmest year on record globally. Read more →
Lake-effect snowfall in the Great Lakes is increasing, even as non lake-effect snowfall is steady to falling in a warming climate. Read more →
Northwest flow from the Canadian Arctic keeps Minnesota in the deep freeze all week long. Read more →
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 →