Climate Change

A scientific look at global change.
Climate Change Evidence At A Glance
Global Surface Temperature
Data source: NOAA
years
Atmospheric CO2
Data source: NOAA
thousands of years ago
Sea Level
Data source: CLS/Cnes/Legos
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Arctic Sea Ice (September)
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Surface Temperature CO2 Sea Level Sea Ice
Climate Change News
September 19, 2014
The words "Maine" and "lobster" go hand-in-hand, but the day is coming when the Pine Tree State's rocky coastline will no longer be home to its most famous crustacean.
By John Upton
September 19, 2014
Losers abound in the hustling currents of warming and acidifying oceans. Trying to figure out which types of sea life will thrive amid climate change can be like playing a high-stakes shell game.
By By Terrell Johnson
September 18, 2014
The June to August 2014 period was the warmest in recorded weather history, NOAA said in its monthly state of the climate report, in records that date back to 1880.
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Climate Change Blogs

Climate Change Problem Solving at Michigan
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: September 20, 2014
A unique way that universities can influence the public and political discourse is to develop professional problem solvers, translators who are prepared to break down the barriers created by disciplines and competing interests. These professionals need to take their places in the workforce and in political entities and work to bridge divides.
Futuristic 3-D Weather Graphics Grace the Weather Forecast for 2050
By: Dr. Jeff Masters
Published: September 10, 2014
Futuristic and creative 3-D weather graphics like you've never seen before light up the screen in today's impressive forecast for September 23, 2050 released by the Weather Channel. The video was made in response to an appeal by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to television weather presenters world-wide to imagine a “weather report from the year 2050,” based on the best science we have.
Climate Case Study: California Drought (2)
By: Dr. Ricky Rood
Published: September 2, 2014
One of the problems I have with the press coverage is that this 63 trillion gallons and the change in the Earth’s crust is out of context of any other numbers. It is the first time the measurement has been made, not the first time there has been the change in the water sufficient enough to change the Earth’s elevation. There are also many pictures showing depleted reservoirs, again out of context. If one were so inclined, then one could find many inconsistencies and allusions, which would be open, potentially, to criticism of exaggeration. All of this is generated by the reportage on the paper on points that, to the best of my reading, were not made in the paper.
Wunderground's Climate Change Position
Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. Climate change is already causing significant impacts to people and ecosystems, and these impacts will grow much more severe in the coming years. We can choose to take economically sensible steps to lessen the damage of climate change, and the cost of inaction is much higher than the cost of action.
Climate Summary
State of the Climate
Earth Has its Warmest Summer and August on Record

August 2014 and the summer of 2014 were Earth's warmest since records began in 1880. Global ocean temperatures during August 2014 were the warmest on record, and the 0.65°C (1.17°F) ocean temperature anomaly was the highest ever measured, beating the record set just two months previously in June 2014. The first eight months of 2014 (January–August) were the third warmest such period on record for the globe.

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