Surface temperatures would be warming much faster if not for various natural cooling factors, such as small volcanic eruptions since 2000. Since recent research shows surface temperatures have not slowed down, we should expect accelerated warming in the near future as some of these factors abate.
In an error-riddled Wall Street Journal op-ed, John Christy keeps pushing myths that were debunked a long time ago. Meanwhile his colleague Roy Spencer decides to start calling climate scientists and others “global warming Nazis.”
The umpteenth study confirms that natural gas simply has no net climate benefit whatsoever in any timescale that matters to humanity. In the real world, natural gas is not a "bridge" fuel to a carbon-free economy.
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Kerry delivered one of his strongest climate speeches in Indonesia, a speech that would appear to be utterly irreconcilable with a decision to construct the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline — a decision that rests almost entirely on his shoulders.
If you think the weather has been weird, the Arctic sea ice loss astounding, and the accelerating Greenland ice sheet loss worrisome with the modest Arctic warming we've had to date, well, buckle up, we're in for a bumpy century.
Recently, surface temperatures haven't appear to warm as fast as expected — although the oceans have, while Arctic sea ice, Greenland and Antarctica have melted faster than expected. New research finds the slowdown is due to anomalously fast trade winds. When those stop, warming will soar.
The good news: Parts of California are finally getting some much needed precipitation. The bad news: It won't be near enough to end California's worst drought in hundreds of years. The ugly news: California's dry spells have been growing longer and more severe
“Glacial pace” used to mean “suggesting the extreme slowness of a glacier.” But one can hardly use the term that way when scientists have found that the world’s fastest glacier is speeding up to record levels — and may more than triple its speed again in coming decades.