Monday, May 29, 2017

Climatology

In this image provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA, shows how low sea ice levels were in the Arctic this winter, alarming climate scientists. (National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA via AP)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says the Arctic this month set a record low for winter peak sea ice area: 5.57 million square miles (14.42 million square kilometers).That’s about 35,000 square miles (97,000 ...
In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, a youth takes a drink on a hill overlooking the city after a long hot day in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without an El Nino warming the world’s waters, Earth in February sizzled to its second hottest temperature on record, behind only last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated that February 2017 ...
In this photo provided by Dirk Notz, taken April 24, 2009, ice floats in the Arctic near Svalbard, Norway. (Dirk Notz via AP)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A new independent study shows no pause in global warming, confirming a set of temperature readings adjusted by U.S. government scientists that some who reject mainstream climate science have questioned. The adjustments , made ...
Smoke from the Party Rock fire near Lake Lure spreads as emergency services and the N.C. Forest Service work to contain the blaze Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016 at Lake Lure, N. Carolina. (Abigail Margulis/The Asheville Citizen-Times via AP)

BY JEFF MARTIN ATLANTA (AP) — Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn’t enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain ...
State Department Special Envoy for Climate Change, Jonathan Pershing, holds a press conference at the Climate Conference, known as COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

BY KARL RITTER MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out in the past ...
This is a Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. file photo of a girl as she walks through debris where homes once stood after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

BY KARL RITTER MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” — that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. In a report released Tuesday at ...
In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 file photo, an artwork entitled 'One Heart One Tree' by artist Naziha Mestaoui is displayed on the Eiffel tower ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, FILE)

BY MICHAEL ASTOR UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday — a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists ...
This image released by NASA's Earth Observatory Team from data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), an instrument on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites, shows the land surface temperature as observed by MODIS in Thailand, center, and surrounding countries between April 15 to April 23, 2016.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million ...
In this photo provided by Michael Bevis, The Ohio State University, the Greenland Global Positioning System (GPS) Network (GNET) in Greenland.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting. So instead of losing ...
This image provided by the National Snow & Ice Data Center shows Arctic Sea ice. Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite. (National Snow & Ice Data Center via AP)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming. The National Snow and ...
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